I’ve been blog hopping!
Using the cpd23 Delicious bookmarks, I’ve been having a wander around some participants blogs. I feel I already know certain bloggers reasonably well, so after a wander round their blogs, and some commenting, I branched out into other blogs….the blogs of STRANGERS! I joined in on an interesting discussion in the comments of Libraries, the Universe and Everything, about what number of RSS feeds people feel is reasonable. Some people are certainly able to deal with a lot more feeds than me, although I suppose it’s also not just the number of feeds, but the activity levels of each of those feeds that may be a factor in how many is “too many”.
I have to admit though, I kind of lost track of where I had been, as I would click on the link of a blog commenter, then comment and follow a link to another comment on their blog…and forget to click the “send emails of following comments” option. D’oh!
I also learned that finding the blogs of commenters on other peoples blog posts isn’t always straightforward – I’ve never seen a Gravatar, or clicked on one before, so when I saw someone commenting here using one, it took me a few clicks to work out where their blog was! It also led me to using Google Translate to read the blog linked to, whereas before I would just have clicked away.
I quite liked this commenting Thing – when I come across a blog I like, unless I already have some sort of “relationship” with the blogger (eg via Twitter), I quite often I don’t comment as it feels like I may be pushing myself unwantedly into a private conversation (yup, I’d be the one at the party worried about talking to strangers, in case the strangers think I’m a fool), but knowing that cdp23 participants are actively wanting to comment and have their posts commented on fells more like I’ve been “invited”.