This is not a scientifically accurate survey. I’m not sure how long I’ve been following these bloggers but it has been a while. There aren’t many people left from when I first started reading blogs. While thinking about this topic I had to take time to mourn the loss of so many great blogs.
I am a failed knitter. So why do I follow a knitting blog? It’s funny. She is also amazing because she goes through knitting projects like I go through books. She inspired me to try knitting socks because she made it seem so easy. I’m still a failed knitter.
I’ve been following here for at least 10 years. I’ve never commented. I’m the ultimate creeper.
I’m also impressed by the fact that she is an author of books about knitting and teaches all over and yet the blog which has crazy amounts of traffic is not monetized. Instead she raises huge amounts of money every year for Doctors Without Borders.
I have no idea how long I’ve been following Sheila. It probably started with It’s Monday! What are you reading? but I don’t even remember how it started. She runs bookish events in her community and online and has the most amazing book club ever. They dress up and have food.
I know how I found this one. I found it from her comments on Joshilyn Jackson’s dearly departed blog, Faster Than Kudzu. I think. Now I’m doubting myself. Anyway, let’s pretend that’s true.
Again, I’m a world champion lurker. Following for years. Never commenting. Bad human. I tend to never comment on blogs with lots of comments. I feel like they don’t need me.
She writes about live with two teenagers with autism which was actually helpful. Her son was diagnosed years before her daughter. When she started mentioning signs in her daughter, light bulbs went off here. That’s when I started saying that I didn’t think Z had just the whole host of mental problems she was already labelled with but was probably autistic.
She has dogs too which is always good blog fare.
I was going to add more but then I realized that everyone else is fairly new. Most of them are book blogs and I only started following them in the last few years which is an eternity in blog years but not so much in my mind.
What Blogs Have You Been Reading The Longest?