This always happens to me. I find a new blog, a blog I've never seen before. I'm intrigued enough to read back through a bit of the archives. I'm intrigued enough to bookmark the blog (but not enough add it to bloglines) and the person doesn't post for three weeks. What is up with that?
I'll be checking my stats (which I barely do once a week nowadays) and notice a few referrals from a place I've never heard of. I'll click over to it and I'm on the person's blogroll. Why didn't they tell me?
Someone mentions me in a post but doesn't link to me. What's up with that? Lazy? Don't want me to know? (Present company excluded on this one - friends in my blog circle TALK ABOUT ME ALL THE TIME and everyone knows who they mean, so linking isn't really necessary.)
A few of the blogs I check on a semi-regular basis (maybe once or twice a week) have the same templates with the exact same illustration-y business in the header. I'll be damned if I know the players of their blogs - hell, I can't even remember their names at this moment, and it's not because I don't read them often enough, it's because their blogs LOOK EXACTLY THE SAME.
Sometimes I'll be reading a blog for months at a time and then realize that I don't enjoy it. The writer will have gone on for ages about a bad marriage or terrible relationship with their children or family and I will have KEPT READING without realizing that I REALLY DON'T WANT TO READ ABOUT IT. When I wake up and delete the bookmark/blogline for that blog I feel like a new person.
I also tend to read blogs wherein the writer is always buying/cooking/making stuff. Sometimes it's fun to see what they are buying/cooking/making but I tend to find that if that is ALL the writer writes about I leave.
Lots of times, in my blog reading career, someone will write a post wherein they describe a situation in which they feel they were wronged. They will go into great detail about this injustice and tell the readers how they reacted and how they plan on handling the perpetrator in the future. It could be a mother in law or friend or husband...I'll be on the edge of my seat with the tension of the situation I'm reading about before I realize that I DON'T WANT TO READ THIS and I believe the writer has misinterpreted the situation and is wrong herself. I'll click into the comments to see if anyone feels as I do and NO ONE DOES. Am I wrong, I wonder, or are all these commenters crazy?
And am I the only person who can click onto a blog and be totally lost? Who's the husband? Which anagram is the kid who plays soccer? Is the woman I'm reading the bad thing about your mother? or your neighbor? I thought you were having surgery and it turns out you went ON VACATION. Oh.
I think I need to cut down on my reading list. The weather is nice - I could go outside.