Okay, it’s official, WordPress’ Reader does not work for me. I switched to Reader from email messages a few month’s ago to cut back on the number of emails I was receiving. You know, the “so and so has a new post” emails. I had days when I just felt overwhelmed by the number of emails. So, switching to Reader made sense. That way I wouldn’t get an email telling me you’d just posted and could just go over to Reader and read all new posts at my leisure. Sounds like a good plan, doesn’t it?
Except, not everyone’s posts show up in Reader for some reason and every so often I’d find myself thinking “I wonder why this person hasn’t posted for a while” only to go over to their blog and find out, that indeed, they had been posting regularly. And, to add injury to insult, Blogs I’ve never heard of, and have no interest in following, show up in my Reader.
So, a few weeks ago, I began thinking it was time to switch back to email notifications and write Reader a “Dear John” letter. In view of that, I went and culled my list of blogs I follow. Some of those blogs were no longer active and some had changed and my interest in them had waned.
Then today Reader changed their appearance and set up and that was the last straw. I hate the new look. So, if I’ve been missing from your blog, I blame it all on Reader and am going, right now, to set up email notifications.
And I think, too, I will go have some cheese with my whine!