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April 24, 2015

3 Steps To Purge Your Blogroll

If there is one thing I love it is reading blogs. I get so terribly excited when I discover a new blog to follow! What I notice however, is that I usually end up following far too many blogs (you know when you open Bloglovin' and there are over 100 unread posts #scared) and end up spending more time trying to get through all of the posts instead of enjoying the content.
3 Steps To Purge Your Blogroll
So what is a girl to do? Ruthlessly purge. Here is how I organize my blogroll and how I decide who stays and who goes.
  1. First figure out what categories the blogs you read fall into. If you go to your picture in the top right on Bloglovin' and click "edit blogs you follow" you can see a list of all the sites you are subscribed to. By going through this list you'll see patterns emerging. I mainly follow blogs about Fashion, Lifestyle, and Blogging. 
  2. Next, create groups and put every blog into one.
  3. Now the real fun begins, revisiting each blog and determining if you want to keep following. When I immediately recognize the name of the blog and know I like it, then I don't bother visiting it. But if I'm not certain, I revisit and see if any of the last 3 posts really interest me. If they do, great! If not, bye bye. 
When you decide if you want to keep following, be harsh! Remember that your time is valuable and you should be intentional with what you consume. Only if reading the blog brings value to your life, by teaching, inspiring, or entertaining you, should you keep coming back. This is also a good time to reevaluate your own blog. If you were to visit your site during a purge, would you keep following?

How do you clean up your blogroll?

-AJF 

4 comments:

  1. Awesome tips. Sometimes our taste changes over time so it's helpful to reassess the blogroll every few months or so. :]

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  2. These are such good tips! Like you, I love reading blogs but with exams rapidly approaching I do not have time to read them as often as I would like, so I opened up my bloglovin and have just under 700 posts to read! *gulp* Will definitely be following this advice!

    The Student Traveller

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    1. Thank you Steph! I have exams coming up to and I also want to make sure that blog reading doesn't bog me down. Best of luck!

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