One of my favorite things here on 'The Rain' is to come across a blogger and then subsribe to their blog by putting them into what I call my Active Rain Bucket List. If they are kinda new at blogging its fun to follow them, watch them grow, hear their stories and see them blossom. If they are an ol' hand at blogging I am delighted to have finally found them.
As 'The Rain' has grown so has my bucket list of those I wanted to follow. First it was just a few, then 50, then 100, then to my disbelief I saw I was hitting the 200 mark of bloggers in my bucket.
To some that may be a drop in the bucket but to me it seemed like a rather full bucket so today, a rainy Thursday in Annapolis, I decided to delve into my Bucket List of bloggers.
As I scrolled my bucket list I realized those at the top were the same familiar names and faces I see time and time again. Each day they take the time to tell a story, share a thought, share some expertise or reach out to their communities with hyper-local blogs. As I hit the middle of my bucket list I found the weekly, bi-weekly and monthly bloggers. They were just as good with what they shared they just did so on a more restrained time frame. But as I headed towards the bottom of my bucket list I found, to my dismay, that these bloggers, that I had been excited about following and had subscribed to, had not blogged a thing for 3 months or more. Wow...had it been that long since I had heard from them? No stories to tell??? Goodness how could that be?? I started to wonder what happened that made them stop.
Now over the last month I had touched base with a few when I did not see them blogging as they normally did. When I did, I found that life was busy or career changes took place that sidelined them from blogging. As for the rest... well maybe it was the same reason. Who knows.
I love the bloggers I follow and I am adding new ones everyday. It is never a good thing when you have to say Bye Bye. But if you become a never blogger then there comes a time when I must say Bye Bye. Believe me, it isn't easy as I had really enjoyed your blogs when you were blogging.
So now I am back on the prowl, as I always am, for new bloggers (to me) to follow. Bloggers with stories to tell, thoughts and expertise to share, and lots of hyper-local information so I can feel at home in their community. You know, Bloggers who blog.
It's a never ending blogging paradise here on The Rain.
Oops, there is one I will add.