A little over a year ago, I finally joined the rest of the Blogosphere and started to use a feed reader. I know most of you have been using one for years now, so you already know what a time saver it can be. One small disadvantage has been that I wind up visiting sites less often and thereby commenting less often. But I assure you, I am out there and I am reading your drivel.
I use Google Reader, as I assume a bunch of you do as well. I know there are others, but since I already use Google for Blogger, I figure that would be the easiest one to use. And it is. Very easy to use.
A topic of discussion that pops up every now and again between Slyde and I is the number of subscribers that each of us has. Not in a "Wow...isn't that cool" way, even though it is. And we aren't just comparing dick size, because that would just be embarrassing for the poor, little guy. No, what perplexes us is the large difference in number of Google Reader subscribers each of us has. As of right now, Slyde has 14 subscribers and I have 76.
This makes no sense to either of us. We have just about the same number of people reading us, we believe. He posts a little less frequently than I do and he is probably more interesting (but far less sexy), so he usually winds up with many more comments than my posts. But if you look at the number of followers on his blog, he has always had more (65) than I (47). And by following someone on Blogger, it usually automatically updates your Google Reader. Are the large majority of his readers using a feed reader other than Google? I dunno, so it makes no sense to us. We think it might have something to do with the trials and tribulations he went through converting his blog to Blogger, but honestly we have no idea.
Anyway, I am very happy with the 76 subscribers I do have and I thought it would be a fun little exercise to see who has the most subscribers on Google Reader out of those personal bloggers on my blogroll. Last year it was Avitable with 137 subscribers. Here are the Top 5 as of today:
- Miss Britt - 535 subscribers!
- Avitable - 379 subscribers (but 242 more since last May!)
- Blogography - 326 subscribers
- That Blue Yak - 312 subscribers
- Always Home and Uncool - 271 subscribers
If you are reading this, then you are probably already reading those 5 blogs. And you should be. They are consistently excellent. But so are the rest of the blogs on my blogroll*. Of course they are, I have excellent taste! So go take a look and give them a try as well.
*The blogs listed on my blogroll aren't the only ones I read. I read quite a bit more. I just haven't updated that widget in a while. I think that if I did, it would look so huge that I would probably feel better deleting it. So I've been putting it off. Sue me.
Note: Remember to play the Bug-Eyed Trivia Challenge every day. Today is old-timey baseball trivia day! And there was much rejoicing. yay.