UPDATE ON : The Reader–You Probably Knew This; I Didn’t…

Concerning the following which I posted earlier, I learned that for updates on all the blogs I follow to appear on my Reader (instead of many on e-mail),  I must transition from .com to .org for $99.  Just thought you’d like to know.

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I recently dropped a number of sites I had been following because they hadn’t posted in a long time.  As I dropped well below 300 blogs followed, I discovered that not everyone on my followed list gets listed in my Reader when they post.  If that’s you I apologize. I checked everyone in my reader frequently, while entirely oblivious to others I thought I was actively following.

I wonder how many posts you can follow and they will all be covered via the Reader.

About Nan Mykel

I used to think I would be a child prodigy, but then I got old. Formerly I had fantasies of rubbing elbows with cultural and academic leaders but that did not come to pass because I did not become a cultural or academic leader or any other kind of leader, for that matter. I am not even an "Alpha Dog," a term learned from a friend who had to become "Alpha Dog" in order to influence her own pet. (When gazes lock, she never looks away.) For years I expected to become a published author, but in passing I could not avoid the fact that I had little to contribute to the world's bulging dumpsters. I'm embarrassed to report that I also considered my primary process artistic productions powerful, rather than mildly neurotic. Which is not to say that I disrespect myself, only that I am beginning to doubt my potential for making a mark on the world. If I focus on strict self discipline I may be able to keep my garbage removed on a weekly basis, to keep the kitty box changed, the clothes cleaned, the dog watered, fed and walked, but that just catches me up to the starting mark again. When writing I physically grapple with words, wrestling them from their indifference into attempted chunks of awareness. I sit heavily on my chair; I breathe in artificially cooled air; my ear drums note the tap tap of the keyboard and the steady uninterrupted sound of the air conditioner, What is that sound? The roar of the ocean from 30 yards away...Inside, my thoughts are are balls in an electronic game machine, bouncing hither and yon from lever to lever. I am a little grim and intent until I recall a dream related by a black man in the prison where I once worked. He said that when he was a small boy, back home, he dreamed he was standing on his front porch pissing, and that he suddenly found himself pissing stars...
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6 Responses to UPDATE ON : The Reader–You Probably Knew This; I Didn’t…

  1. bethanyk says:

    Most of the blogs I follow I only get on my email notifications. Like yours never comes up in my reader and maybe a handful come up in my reader. If I didn’t add email notifications I would never see any posts! I don’t know why this is everyone should be in the reader but they aren’t. Then I will see their comment on someone elses post and i will go to their site and realize I’ve missed a month of their posts because I didn’t even get notifications. So I understand that frustration with that.

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    • Nan Mykel says:

      Thank you for the response! My e-mail is so cluttered with fund-raising stuff I may need to do an e-mail cleaning!

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      • bethanyk says:

        Oh it takes me forever to do my emails. Then I miss doctor emails because there is so much notification for the blogs. Then things go in the junk folder that shouldn’t be there. I’m not a fan of clutter yet my email is a clutter box!

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      • Nan Mykel says:

        How many do you follow? Nan

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      • bethanyk says:

        I was following 2000 but then I was getting 2000 in my email a day so I went through and only followed those who directly interact or like or I know are reading my blog regularly. That ended up only being about 100 people so I followed them and unfollowed the rest

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      • Nan Mykel says:

        That’s good information. Thanks.

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