My bloglovin’: Quality Over Quantity & Quid Pro Quo

Yes I’m Quid pro quo, let’s get over that and talk about why quality over quantity might be more beneficial to your interaction!

My bloglovin' Quality Over Quantity & Quid Pro Quo - Rx Fitness Lady

 

Are you spazzing out about the number of followers you have on bloglovin? Why does it matter?

 

I have tried to make quality relationships with bloggers as opposed to making a million follow me – I follow you, and we both just scroll past each other’s post everyday!

 

One of my blog friends wrote that she follows over 1,000 blogs, seriously! That’s Kray to me (she will know who I’m talking about with that line), I probably don’t have to worry about her seeing that :)

 

Quid Pro Quo

I had a couple of people leave comments in 24 Reasons Why You Don’t Have Comments on Your Blog, & say something about only commenting to get a comment back was this and that….

 

WHATEVA!!! I”ve thought I loved a blog so much before, but I fall out of love real quick when they don’t ever respond to my comment or visit my blog. I mean seriously, On to the next one!

 

The truth of the matter is, none of our blogs are soooo freaking amazing. The ones that get 100K visits a day, may look EXACTLY like yours. I will follow yours if you follow mine, because duh….I feel more connected to you than the celebrity blogger!

 

I know you’ve read several bloglovin post lately. Michell & Nellie wrote great ones more than a few weeks ago on some benefits. This post was inspired by Kim, after reading her post about blog time management

 

You may remember my post, Nobody Told Me Blogging Took so Much Time. Well, nothing has changed! Fostering blog relationships is a huge part of that time commitment in blogging. In response to my dialogue with Kim, I decided to draft a post on the subject.

 

My bloglovin and Time Management

Several people break down their readers/bloglovin based off of Catergories: Fashion, fitness, mommy, business, etc.

 

I breakdown my bloglovin based off of Time Management & Quid Pro Quo, because before I started blogging I was already super busy! I honestly don’t have time to read a million blogs just because.

 

DAILY – These are people who read and comment on 95% of my post! I clear out this folder first and foremost, ALWAYS!

 

Beyond this point, I set an alarm and when it goes off, I stop reading!

 

WEEKLY – These people usually stop by once a week, you get it….I make sure I read a few blogs in the weekly folder each day.

 

SPARE TIME – HA HA HA, is this a joke? I don’t really have much of this, but if I do, I’ll see what these people are up to. These are people that have been to my blog before and tend to come back, but it’s so sporadic…like maybe monthly.

 

INFORMATIVE – These are blogs that help me with things; blogging, business, money management (not that your blogs aren’t helpful, but these are usually insanely popular ones that I read for information, not to get to know the blogger).

 

NOSEY (yes the folder is named nosey) – I snoop around these blogs and follow on Facebook and maybe twitter as well and see what they are posting about to stay competitive.

 

BLOG HOPS – I made this folder back when I was linking up more regularly. I barely click on this folder anymore.

SN – Hosting a regular linkup in my opinion doesn’t solidify a follower, bc clearly, you see, I just follow to see when the link parties are.

Scrolling through bloglovin’ is time consuming. I choose to go through folders and if I miss something, that daily email with all of your blog feeds will help you see if there is something of particular importance you may want to read.

I follow about 115 blogs broken down in the folders mentioned above. Less than 15 of them are in the daily folder!

I cannot stress enough, once that daily folder is cleared out, I DO NOT STRESS about reading anymore. Time is money, and as much as I LOOOOVVVEEE blogging, Currently, I make my money elsewhere!

My method seems to be working. I think most people consciously, or not, do something similar. Those weekly and monthly visitors make for a good discussion board in the comments. I appreciate them all!

Food for thought on those feeling overwhelmed keeping up in your blog community and or like you don’t have enough followers!

Rx Fitness Lady wants to know…

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  • Are you happy with your discussion forum on your blog?
  • How is your bloglovin’/reader set up?
  • Do you find my quid pro quo method childish or responsible in time management?
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Greetings, I'm Joi, a Pharmacist with a passion for fitness & a community leader. I teach BODYCOMBAT, BODYPUMP, Tabata Boot Camp, & serve as a mentor to young girls. My goal is to inspire people to live healthy, active, & prosperous lifestyles through practical blog posts deliveries. You can find me on Facebook and Instagram. You can view more post and subscribe to stay tuned to latest updates at Rx Fitness Lady.

101 thoughts on “My bloglovin’: Quality Over Quantity & Quid Pro Quo

  1. I have no idea how many people follow us via Bloglovin’! I didn’t even know you could check that!! I’ll have to figure that out!

    We actually use Bloglovin’ to keep up with our bloggy friends, but we don’t have any special folders. I LOVE the way you named yours (especially the nosey one! HAHA!).

    I can’t believe you have 115 blogs on your list!! (but I felt better seeing that only a handful or so are in your daily folder) That would make me feel overwhelmed–and there are two of us!!

    We’re with you, we appreciate all comments whether they are daily or someone who just stops by every now and then. I frequently think the comment section is the best part of any post—and it is!! –Lisa
    The Dose of Reality recently posted…Waiting For The Other Shoe To DropMy Profile

    • I was so overwhelmed just scrolling through my bloglovin at all that junk. It is a HUGE time management resource, those folders, I tell you!

  2. Yes, I totally do the same thing. I am giggling over the folder called “nosey” I need one of those!

    I know I know, 1k blogs is a lot, but maybe what I didn’t mention is the fact that I don’t *read* all of these blogs all the time as a matter of fact a lot of them are catching dust. I have a daily folder, just like you then a weekly. It is just so much easier that way! if ever there is spare time (ha ha ha is right) I venture over to the big dogs and drop a comment over there.

    I don’t pay too close of attention to my bloglovin followers but I keep it close because it is my second highest form of traffic other than people typing in my website. That can only mean that the higher that number goes, the more pageviews…but who knows.
    Nellie recently posted…7 Easy Ways To Increase Your Klout ScoreMy Profile

    • My bloglovin has moved to a top referral as well and I think the button at the end of post helps a bit in collecting followers. I wasn’t talking about you boo, you read 95% of my post, I knew you would see that.

  3. Halleluyerr! Yes, I’m in 100% agreeance with you. I have a folder of people that I read up on daily because their blog is interesting BUT PRIMARILY I feel a connection with these people. They are regulars of my blog as well. It just makes sense to make them a priority when it comes to which blogs I make time to read. After that I may read here and there. But if I come a across a blogger who does stuff like:
    “I ate this (picture). Then I went to this movie. I picked up healthy groceries” —-> And that’s all there is to that post, I pretty much never go back. I don’t have time to read something like that.
    Have I ever told you that I love your frankness!? You tell it like it is and I like it!

    • I can depend on my Baptist Boo to give me an Halleluyerr, lol. I appreciate that you appreciate! I don’t have time for that stuff either. Those people should be blogging for their friends or something, somebody who cares!

  4. I don’t even use bloglovin’ to be honest. I have a few blogs subscribed on my RSS feed, but rarely go through that either. There are several blogs that I just know from the top of my head that I automatically check every day (yours being one of them). Then from there I go to the SITS site and just click on posts and comment. Then from there, I visit a few other blog communities and comment on the blogs on the top of my newsfeed.
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    • I couldn’t go from memory from fear of missing something. I am slightly ocd when it comes to organization. Girl your method makes my head hurt ;)

  5. I have to admit I don’t read any of the blogs on bloglovin. I am pretty sure I just set it up to just be doing it because it sounded like a great idea on that particular day. I am a Facebook junkie and really only read the blogs that spark my interest on my Facebook page feed. I have come to your site a number of times because of Facebook.

    I find Facebook an easier way for me to follow blogs since I am already on there and bloglovin requires me to add an extra step that I just don’t totally feel like adding.
    Danielle recently posted…The Winner of the Zaggora Hotpants GiveawayMy Profile

    • I despise scrolling through the junk on facebook but I understand it’s convenient for you if you use it regularly anyway. They bury so many links, I would think I’d miss lots of post that way.

      Thanks for commenting Danielle!

      Joi

  6. Oh this is a good one! Was just telling myself that I want quality over quantity. Just spent a few minutes over the weekend thinking about the direction of my blog and not being jealous over somebody else’s. All of our blogs are different. When I check out other blogs, I look for things I can relate to, what are they talking about. Now, there are a few that I follow that are going a totally different direction from me, but that’s fine cause I can learn from them. You’ve really made me think about sorting out the blogs I follow, about 100, only a handful I check in with regularly.
    Hope you have a great day!

  7. Just with two kids and limited time..I follow a lot of blogs (not 1,000!!) but they’re quality for sure. Like you, I move on if it gets to be too one-sided. I have my loyal readers and I am a loyal reader and if someone skips a post or even a few because they’re overwhelmed or on vacation, I wouldn’t even notice. If they dropped off completely with no explanation, well, I may not use my “time is money time” to visit anymore! I find your methods awesome, to be honest! Mine is just a big jumble and I generally read and comment in chronological order. I figure that you’re not in my feed unless I’m serious about your blog. I don’t follow just to follow….mostly, anyway.
    Tamara recently posted…We Made Our Own Blogging Convention!My Profile

    • Yeah Tamara, I could probably delete some of mine. I don’t EVER look at more than a few of them but every now and then, I see something that sparks my interest.

  8. I totally agree with your time-management points Joi! I give top priority to those blogs(bloggers) who take the time to read and comment on my blog. If we spend all our time visiting and commenting on blogs with no response and/or feedback, we’ll wear ourselves out or better yet…start hating blogging altogether. :-( I’m satisfied with the “tribe” I’ve established and love the interaction we have. Thanks as always Joi, for your great tips. Have a good one! :-D
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  9. 1. I am SOLD on your time management folders for Bloglovin’. Must do for the 106 (just counted) that I follow. I have so many “collecting dust”. I have a FAVES folder (where your blog is :) ) which should be the DAILY folder.
    2. I had an AHA moment when I read your point about the Blog Hops. Never looked at it like that before. I have a folder like that.
    3. Thanks for sharing Michell and Nellie’s posts on this. I’ll have to check those out too.
    4. I noticed that you and Michelle at A Dish of Daily Live end every post with the Bloglovin’ follow button. So I started doing it and saw an immediate increase in my Bloglovin’ followers.
    5. I’m happier with my comment formatting system now than before, but still not completely satisfied. It may be because it’s a plug-in on Blogger, but it flip flops on some posts and goes back to the previous system. Will be glad when I make the switch to WordPress.

    Quality relationships and quality content ARE what’s most important. Great post, Joi! You just freed up some time for my daily grind.
    Kimberly H. Smith recently posted…‘Cause This Is Summertime (In My Fresh Prince Voice)My Profile

    • Glad you liked it Kimberly. Yeah, I got that from Michelle. As soon as she started putting her button at the end of post, I was like yes brilliant and I made sure to tell her I thought so.

    • I do too and I have learned that I don’t have to visit and comment back on a blog that doesn’t interest me.

  10. Gurl!!! Lol. I’m so tickled by this post. When you mentioned you blog friend who follows over 1K blogs, my mind started wondering. I said to myself…I wonder if that’s nellie. When I say Nellie’s comment, I literally LOL.

    I’m totally with you on the quid pro quo and I think it’s mos def responsible. If you’re gonna spend the time to make connections, it should be mutual…thus the connection. I follow 104 blogs on bloglovin and I check it maybe 1/mo. I bet if I had mine categorized similar to yours I’d probably check it more often. FB and emails are my main source for blog reads.
    I absolutely love your categories. I have a similar (daily favorite/blog building) category, but over the summer I haven’t even checked it once…until today.
    Thanks for always keeping it real :)
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    • NP Hope! You know it’s all 100 around these parks :) My boo Nellie was wrong this time. I told her, girl I know you read this blog everyday, how could I possibly be talking to you!

  11. Joi, I love this post!!! (and thanks for the shout-out!)
    I need to start the folder system – I pinned this because I’m hoping that next week after we get through the first week of school (starts tomorrow) I will actually have a little extra time to set up my folders!
    I’m so in on the daily, weekly, occasional thing because some days my feed list seems overwhelming!
    I don’t even know how many I follow – close to 200 which is out-of control!!!
    I really enjoy the blogs, like this one, where I learn something and feel like I’m developing relationships at the same time!!
    Kim recently posted…You Need Soap!My Profile

    • Good luck! It makes my life so much easier in blog world. Thanks for the prompt after our discussion on your post.

  12. I’m SO thankful for this post!!! I’m new to the blog world and I had NO clue it would take up so much of my time!! I really enjoy it so I’m definitely going to keep it up but you just made my blogging life 90% easier with these tips! I love the idea of how you categorize them and when that “important” folder is empty, you can be done for the day. Perfect! THANK YOU!!! and, I had better be in that folder!!:-))) Ha ha ha
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    • Great Allie! It took me a minute to figure it out bc I was like you, whew what a fun whirlwind jumping in but definitely taken back by the time commitment. I truly hope it is helpful.

  13. Don’t use bloglovin but I have feedly I follow 32 blogs because that is the number of comments I get within a week. I don’t add any blog in my reader unless they have commented on me a total of 3 times I go through my reader once a month for people who have not commented on my post at least once a week. Reading blogs is a full time job my thing if you got time to write you got time to read.
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  14. Wow, I think I need to be more organized! My Bloglovin isn’t organized into folders, I just have everyone there. So I scroll through and read what interests me. For example, I have a friend whose blog is all about cooking and recipes, but I don’t cook! So I try to give her comment love when I can, mainly when she posts about something non-cooking related!
    Catherine Gacad recently posted…Caring for Ourselves After a MiscarriageMy Profile

    • I used to do that, but following so many blogs, it became daunting. Organization helped me, but if your way is working, no need to change.

  15. You never lied with the whole busy and no time to read “just because.” There are some blogs that I make a point to read not only because I like them (some more than others), but because those bloggers are the ones who support me faithfully. Your method is very, very on point. I tend to rely on my memory and my blog to make my rounds. There are some blogs I visit because it will help me in the long run. Goals make me do it. You, my friend, are a bidness woman!
    Andrea recently posted…Blogging Politics: There are Levels to ThisMy Profile

  16. I’m currently a Feedly user and I follow at least 75 blogs there. I don’t think there’s a way to tell who follows you and that drives me crazy. I know you can see the number of people following you, but I don’t see a way to tell who is following you. Because of this I’ve been wanting to transfer to Bloglovin but I don’t think there is a way to transfer from Feedly. I would also follow someone back if they’re following me. I don’t see anything wrong with that, lol.

    I have my folders titled by the groups I found the blogs in (BLMgirls, SITSgirls, TXwomenbloggers, etc.). I do read all of them daily, but I’ve never commented daily *sigh*. I do plan on commenting more. I’m one of the sporadic ones. :/
    Sheri Daniels recently posted…Tall Girl Day is October 11thMy Profile

    • Hey Sheri! I have always used Bloglovin and sounds like it has a few more benefits. The only thing is we will never be able to control what others use so there are probably people following me on feedly as well but I don’t know it.

  17. I think this is a great way to break down blogs. I don’t use bloglovin as often but I do use feedly. Blogs that can contribute to our well being is high up on my list. But I really like your system and ditch categories all together!

    • Ditch categories, lol! Yeah Kalley I will never leave the blogs that are beneficial to me, but I will not be wasting time commenting on them :)

  18. Were you reading my mind when you wrote this post? I had just been thinking, “I wonder how people do it? How do they read all the blogs, comment – what system do they use?” And Voila – you wrote a post. I use bloglovin – but not in an organized way like you. I’m going to start that asap. I haven’t been too long in the blog world but you quickly see who the ones are genuinely interested in building a relationship. I don’t have time to “pretend” to comment, I will read a bit and if I like I will follow you. But, I think a relationship is two way – so I lose interest if it is too one sided. I like giving blogs a chance though. So many times my first read I think “we have not much in common”, then I realize how much I LEARN from the person because we don’t have much in common. Pushes me to learn more, challenge myself more, try more things. Thanks for posting this!
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    • Yes boo, I’m all up in your head like that :) Glad you liked it Leah and I haven’t mentioned but I’ve enjoyed getting to know you here lately!

  19. “Time is money, and as much as I LOOOOVVVEEE blogging, Currently, I make my money elsewhere!“ That’s pretty much my situation in a nutshell. I used to join a dozen or so link-ups a week and read close to a hundred blogs a day. I can’t tell you how fast I got burnt out. I was unhappy, the husband was unhappy, and my REAL job was suffering. It was about that time I came across SITS and found that the girls there really are the best group. I’ve narrowed my list of daily blogs to 24…of which I focus on about 10. If someone has a blog and comments on mine regularly, they get priority. Other blogs are based on relationships that have been developed over time, and if I get the chance, I still go through the check-ins on the SITS featured blogger. I don’t have many Bloglovin’ followers at all, but honestly, I don’t care (see your quote above). I’d rather focus on a few great relationships than hoard a bunch of followers that never engage!

    • Hey girl! I admit, I had to count for this post but having the system keeps my priorities in check. Thanks for visiting.

  20. I use bloglovin but I hate it. I hate the whole “follower” count thingy. I wonder if there’s a way I can turn that off because I don’t even like looking at numbers like that. I just want to read the blogs, not worry about followers. Ugh. Beside this, my bloglovin organization is a hot mess. Please save me from myself.
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  21. I can always depend on you to get me to bring my A game, blogging-wise. So much wisdom here. Organization is key! So is time management. Just redid my folders in BlogLovin. Thanks!

    I used to follow more than 100 blogs. *Cue the men with the straightjackets* How many did I actually read? Probably 25 or so. So I got vicious and did a blood-letting. I feel a lot more sane now!
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  22. Yes! My “daily” l lisst is called Real Into and I’m thinking it needs to be cleaned up. The rest are by subject but I’m really liking ypur approach. However, I rarely use a laptop and the folders don’t show up om the Bloglovin app. Argh! Right now I am folowing way too much any and have p over ans to cut that down too.

    In other news, I finally got my gravatar to see work! Boy, I’m going to be embarrased if it doesn’t showcup again.
    Carla recently posted…F.I.T. Interview: Rachel Gets Fit at Forty-SomethingMy Profile

    • Yeah, that’s why I don’t use the app on the phone at all! It’s a time waster. I have got to be on the iPad or MacBook. I am so glad the avi is showing :)

  23. Gurrrl please I only follow you cuz you famous! Now I can say, I follow Joi and OMG she replied to one of my comments so now I am all that!!!

    Kidding. Seriously, who has time to read 1000 blogs? There are some who I follow every day because they have something interesting to say. Maybe I am a geek or a “blogger purist”, but I am interested in content. It’s jut like shopping for books, if the subject matter isn’t to my liking, I am moving on.

    With that being said, I am scratching my head over people who use those Twitter Follow/Unfollow programs who keeps tracks of how many people have followed or unfollowed you, then tweet the results. I don’t mean to sound crass but I really want to know does it matter?

    Anyway, the Lord put so many hours in the day, spend them wisely!
    Cheryl recently posted…Bloggery Saturday: Shopping at 5AM for Natural Beauty ProductsMy Profile

    • It matters in the world of branding and other people need to know that they are the wrong ones to follow and then unfollow just to get your numbers up.

  24. I am such a novice I wasn’t even aware you could put the blogs you follow into folders! I have roughly 10 I visit daily and around 15 I visit weekly, other than that I dedicate 1-2 days per week where I have a couple of hours to hunt out new blogs. This is mainly to see what else is going on out there and see if I discover any that I really love.

    I also dedicate 2 days a week where I go on all the blogs of people who have commented on mine to return the favour and/or see what they are posting about! I
    Kate recently posted…5 Things I Loved About Living in FranceMy Profile

    • I like your system. I was similar when trying establish some blog friends in the beginning. That can be so frustrating trying to make new friends.

    • Hey Carmesha!It’s easy to get overwhelmed. When I made this transition, I felt so much more relieved and targeted in my approach. THanks for commenting.

  25. Bloglovin is good and I try to do SITS and keep up with people when they are featured. I have my few that I follow and I try to keep it simple, otherwise it can be very overwhelming. I never considered putting them into folders, I may have to do that. To be honest with you, some of the more popular blogs I follow their Facebook page because it’s easier to keep up with them that way. I don’t reply to them, just like to keep up with them every once and a while. I have my favorites and I keep them on my Blovlovin.
    Whitney recently posted…GratefulMy Profile

    • Yes, Whitney..I understand that overwhelmed feeling. Making friends, and trying to stay current and on top of things can quickly become frustrating. These folders were a life savor

  26. This post is so refreshing. Seriously, you keep it so honest, and that keeps ME coming back. {I.e. admitting you have a “nosey” folder.} I need to make folders, too! I just scroll through my reader and try to comment as much as I can – and it does take a LOT of time. Then to have people not comment back, or reply to your comments…after awhile, it’s time for me to move on. And I’m a follow back kind of girl. I’ve never thought about it as “quid pro quo” but it is! Thanks for sharing your thoughts about all this.

    XOXO,
    Meredith
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  27. Girl I know I can organize bloglovin’ but I haven’t. I wished I had done it when I first set it up. I imported over ones I was following from Google and I’ve cleaned it out, but there are still quite a bit that I just scroll by. When I am reading by bloglovin I just scroll through – titles and photos get me to stop and read. I try to keep this in mind when I create my own titles and photos. Others I read knowing the URLs by heart and I just stop and visit. As for falling out of love I just said the other day, “I really love your blog. But you stopped commenting back AND visiting me? See ya!” Kinda said too when I’ve gone out of my way to go check because getting it in the e-mail isn’t automatic. Oh and what really irks me is commenting back to some and not others. That’s an immediate scratch off the list. I have done as many as three blog hops (prompt writing) in one week. That’s too much. What ends up happening is you neglect the people that you used to read and read the blog hop people, who rarely come back on their own. Then you write a great post and receive one or two comments because it’s not attached to a blog hop. Been there. It’s a learning process. While it is a lot of work to blog, I don’t want it to ever be a chore. As for making bloglovin’ folders – dang that’s going to be like cleaning out a closet. Throwing away stuff that doesn’t fit, I don’t like anymore… it’s gonna take a minute but it will be nice to get it done.
    Kenya G. Johnson recently posted…The Key to Empathy is Knowledge…My Profile

    • Lol, you had a lot on your heart boo! I feel you on all of it. I only do 1 hop consistently now & it is quite productive. I try to consider my titles and the images that get pulled as well. I used to go through bloglovin the same way, but following over 100 blogs, that got old real quick. The folders, literally saved me at least 30 minutes I know.

    • I had to look all that up for this post Jennifer but I knew there were way too many when I was spending so much time just scrolling through my Bloglovin TL. When I made the folders, it was like a breathe of fresh air.

  28. This post is great! When I relaunched Manifest Yourself, I made a pact to myself to not overload my reader. I wiped everything out and started fresh on Bloglovin. I have lists for bloggers I really know, and then categories based upon the blog’s subject matter for everyone else. If I see a new reader comment on my blog, I try to comment on at least one of their posts in addition to replying to their comment on my blog.

    If I get overwhelmed with my reader, I start to mark whole categories as read and focus on the bloggers that I know in real life.
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  29. It’s SO nice to be here Joi!!! Love that you sort out and organize your blog reading and following… I don’t know how many I follow- there are many I am loyal to because they are now true friends in any sense of the word, and then there are those that I love to read, who possibly don’t follow me, and then there are the sporadic bloggers I love to read, but just don’t have the time to follow more closely. And yes, the learning blogs too when I can!
    I often feel so badly if I don’t get to my new commenter’s blogs!! Sometimes I totally forget, and I am not as organized in my thinking with it all. I need to do better, but I also need to commit to limits so I don’t spend TOO much time on it all.
    Chris Carter recently posted…Dear Teacher…My Profile

    • Amen! That’s the key to not get so overwhelmed because there are so many great blogs to quickly fall in love with. I’ve landed on yours for so many guest posts & ppl always say the kindest things about you and your writing. I’m thrilled to have you over Chris! Will be checking in more often.

      Joi

  30. I don’t have folders, but I do have some blogs that I read daily. I have read some of them since I started blogging and I look forward to seeing what they have to say each and every day. If I miss reading one day I read two the next day. I might miss something. Otherwise, I just do a lot of random reading. I read way too many blogs each day. I enjoy the different blogs and like to see what is going on around the blog world. I think I like reading on Twitter too. I can just grab randoms pretty easy there.
    Betty Taylor recently posted…Get Twitter Followers!My Profile

    • I know what you mean about looking forward to seeing what somebody has to say. The rest of the world thinks we’re crazy, but its hard to explain the blogging connection. I too like to stay in the loop about what’s going on around the blog world. I appreciate weekly connections such as this one too ;)

  31. SOOOOO your organization is putting me to shame. LOL at the nosey folder but i will def be taking some if these tips and using them. the blogs that I read daily are people who I refer to in real life as my “_____my blogger friend”. I read even when they dont comment on my blog because I feel a connection to them and I genuinely care what they have to say. Others I comment when they comment on page and so on… I am def team follow back!!! Love the post as usual!
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    • Thanks Toya! I appreciate you visiting and commenting. I know that connection you speak of, however…I will dismiss it with the quickness if someone straight up disappears on me ;)

  32. I have been thinking about using folders on Bloglovin’ but haven’t gotten around to it yet. Must put that on my to do list. The organization would be helpful – because, like you say, blogging takes a lot of time.
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    • Yes ma’am Kim, it is quite the time consuming hobby/business or whatever! Might I also add, cool seeing your face here today as opposed to the..I’m not sure what your gravatar was before :)

  33. My Bloglovin is not organized in any particular order. I prefer to just scroll through and read whatever catches my eye. I have however started unfollowing blogs that haven’t posted in over two weeks. And then I use blog hops to find other blogs to fill in those empty slots.

    Blogging for me is still mostly just an outlet. So, I don’t really allow myself to get caught up in the whole numbers and comments game. I just love having a place to write and have my voice heard at the end of day.
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  34. i have a handful of blogs i read and comment on regularly. there are others i visit, but i don’t engage. i’m getting quite a bit of traffic from Bloglovin’, however, i haven’t created an account there. i’m just grateful for the people who do take time to read and comment on my stuff…there are a gazillion bloggers out here and i never take my readers for granted.
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    • Amen Donna! That is an overwhelmingly emotional powerful statement you just made. I too am very grateful that people feel it not robbery to read the words that I write here. Thank you for being one of those ppl!

  35. Thanks so much for linking up babe. I love this posts…I follow 333…crazy right. But like you I have folders…a daily, occasional, and weekly folder. There are bloggers I know will always respond and check out my blog and I do the same…but I can’t read everyone’s blog…wish I could…the occasional and weekly ones are for when I do have the extra time and read one or two posts.

    • Yes ma’am I know the feeling of wanting to read more but it’s just impossible. I was happy to link up. THanks for visiting Karen!

      Joi

    • Glad you liked it Nicole! Your blog is busy and as a working woman, we have to prioritize! It was such a load off when I reorganized! All the best if you change over. thanks Nicole!

      Joi

  36. I’m kind of new to all of this blogging:) My main business is as a professional organizer, and I like to blog out advice and tips and encouragement. I like Bloglovin’ because it gives me a chance every day to see, at a glance, a terrific variety of content to check out. I read what interests me, and I try to comment to affirm anything I appreciate. Very thought provoking.. I’ve got a lot to learn!
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    • Hey Seana! That’s why I can appreciate the daily email that shows you all of the posts. When I go to bloglovin however, I go straight to my daily folder clean it and if there is time I move on. Thanks for commenting.

      Joi

  37. Hi Joi, thanks for sharing how you use Bloglovin. We’re all short on time so it makes sense to have systems in place. I’m probably guilty of being sporadic in commenting on blogs, not because I don’t enjoy them but my pc/laptop (preferred commenting tool) access is very limited so I really have to choose what I do, also sometimes I don’t have certain types of accounts needed to comment :( Thankfully I have a great phone, so I read and sometimes share on Twitter. I aim to get better at commenting on the blogs in my blogger network, time to sort out my bloglovin :)

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    • Bloglovin helps but it’s just one factor…the time issue is still scarce for us all so we have to be wise in blogging activities. I appreciate you visiting all the time Gillian!

  38. Oh my goodness! I love this! I have to go and read all the other links to posts that you shared in here, as I have a sense we think alike!

    I have my blog folders sorted very similarly (except with different names). My Frequent Visitors folder is the one that I pay the most attention to.

    I love Bloglovin’ for this reason! Organization?! Yes please.

    Have a wonderful day!
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    • Hey Jennifer! I am all about organization. When scrolling my bloglovin started to feel overwhelming, something had to give. I adore my folder system. I move through my blog reading time so efficiently now. Thanks for visiting!

      Joi

  39. I like your system Joi. I have a similar system, although I tend to use Feedly more than bloglovin. I have folders/categories set up for it as well. As you, there are some blogs I try to read daily because I want to be a good supporter of those who regularly support my blog. Just the other day I was weeding out some blogs from both bloglovin and feedly.
    Wanda recently posted…Encouragement Came Wrapped in WhiteMy Profile

    • Hey Wanda! I am forever weeding out blogs! I was surprised once I got going as to how many blogs just fall off and stop posting.

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