I discovered last night that I can build lists in my WordPress reader. I asked the two bloggers I talk to most often if they knew this, and they did not. Posted on Facebook and someone else told me they noticed it after one of the upgrades a few months ago.
MONTHS! I’m kicking myself.
Every list I have on Facebook and Twitter is to keep up with bloggers. Soon I shall have lists for that here, too.
Those of you who have wondered over the last few months why you see so little of me despite your faithful likes and comments are in luck.
The reason you’ve seen so little of me is that even though I follow a relatively small number of blogs, most of you get lost in my reader. I don’t have a lot of time to spend with the reader, and gave up on it awhile ago as useless for keeping up with anyone. Well, now I can keep up. I can carefully and deliberately build a set of small-ish lists along these lines.
- Friendly bloggers I interact with on three networks.
- My closest Tweeps.
- Photobloggers to share on Facebook.
- #SundayBlogShare pals.
- Regular commenters who I should be giving more attention to, because comments are the gold standard of engagement to me.
- People who like almost everything we post, but we just never talk.
- Bloggers I had friendly conversations with and linked to in the beginning, but who fell off the radar as I moved into other networks and had less time to scan the reader.
- People I know from specific Facebook groups.
Then I can use those lists to see who is not on my Twitter and Facebook lists but should be. You get the idea, eh?
Do you you use the lists in the reader? And can anyone tell me when they were implemented? At one point I bookmarked 75 blogs because that was the only way I saw to keep up with them.
And now you know what I am going to do . . . . .