Saturday, July 25, 2009

:: just out of curiosity ::

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i use google reader to keep track of when my favorite bloggers have posted new blogs
i am actually subscribed to my own blogs as well
not because i can't remember if i have posted or not, although my memory is almost that bad,
but because i was curious as to how many people 'subscribe' to my blog

according to google reader there are 67 of you
add to that the 7 that are subscribed in bloglines
and then the 32 who follow along in blogger
and we're looking at 106 people

i wonder though how many actually read regularly
i know i subscribe to lots of blogs and i don't always read all of them
and i don't always comment either
there are some blogs that i read that i never comment on

lots of them are cooking blogs and i just scroll through the titles til one grabs my interest
same with the crafty blogs i subscribe to
and the photography blogs

i have blogs that i read daily as well ... obviously my favorite ones
i should do a post to share them with you

anyhoo ...

i thought i'd do a little experiment
if you subscribe to this blog in any way, would you leave a quick comment and let me know how
I wonder if i can come anywhere close to finding out who all 106 of you are !!

ps ... i've been busy organizing
i'll be showing you my pantry overhaul this week
and i'm hoping to get the kids toy room done too

oh ... and we hung my painting (!!!)
i can't wait to show you
and we got some new furniture
it's all happening in the decorating department !
i'll post on that this week as well

pps ... the flowers in the photos
MAGNOLIAS
aren't they gorgeous ?
they are blooming at the moment and i'm lovin' em !!

48 comments:

oneshabbychick July 25, 2009 at 11:24 AM  

I subscribe with Google Reader and read every new post :-)

Mari July 25, 2009 at 11:32 AM  

I am a follower and subscribe to you in Google reader. I read every post and enjoy them all!

Mari July 25, 2009 at 11:32 AM  

I forgot - I love that picture!

Amy July 25, 2009 at 11:38 AM  

oh me me me!! Shocked aren't ya! ha ha!

I, Amy, am a faithful pest, er, I mean, a faithful subscriber to Simple Beauty :) Love Google Reader too! I think I would be totally lost without it... I do!

Can't wait to be inspired and kicked in the pants by your pantry pics, Bonnie... always so great to envy someone elses' hard work and it let motivate me :) ;)

Gorgeous gorgeous magnolias... wish I could sniff them... Note to self, invent smell-a-puter!

HUgs... Amy

Lisa - The Heller Family July 25, 2009 at 12:52 PM  

I have you in my favorites, and check you out that way. I don't know why I do it that way, because I also have a blog. It gets a lot of hits, but hardly any new followers. Hmmm, why is that?

Kayren, Pink Daisy Girl July 25, 2009 at 1:20 PM  

I'm a follower. That's how I know when you've done a new post. I just added the follower thing to my page about a week ago. I'd been a holdout on it but finally gave in and put it on the sidebar. I don't really know how to even tell if people are subscribed in google reader. That's so over my head.

Cris Siqueira July 25, 2009 at 1:30 PM  

i'm your follower too!!!
everytime i can, i pass by over here!!!

have a great weekend!!

Sarah July 25, 2009 at 1:33 PM  

Okay, here's how dense I am - I don't have a clue what google reader does or how to do anything with it...and I consider myself "fairly" computer savvy. I just have you on my sidebar and click on you when I see you've updated. That has to count for something doesn't it? :)

Janet July 25, 2009 at 1:38 PM  

I subscribe on google reader, and enjoy your posts.

A Captured Reflection July 25, 2009 at 1:40 PM  

I subscribe in the blog reader thingy - just my very favourites, or I soon become overwhelmed with catching up.

I love magnolias and your blog is one of my very favourites - I love your photography, lifestyle, happenings and magnolias are one of my favourite flowers!

We have some blossoming too.

Demara July 25, 2009 at 2:47 PM  

I subscribe!!!!

I love ALL your photos Bonnie...I think that and your LARGER WIDER template that's so cheery white is what keeps me coming back to you.

YOU are one of my favourites.

I'm not sure how you 'saw' how many subscribe to you. I'd like to know that about mine too.

The only thing I don't like about GR is that I can not keep up to date with all my subscriptions, so I get behind! And I HATE getting behind on my favourite blogs :(

Do you know any way around that?

I can't wait to see your new furniture.

Christina July 25, 2009 at 3:09 PM  

Hey Bonnie! I subscribe thru Google Reader, but obviously don't comment often! I do look at all the new posts tho, and enjoy them. :o)

Dorte July 25, 2009 at 6:14 PM  

Goodmorning Bonnie,
I use Google reader ... Right now I suscribe to 93 sites and like you; some of them I always read and some I check the headlines and only read if it catches my attention!
When I have been away from my reader for more than a day it can be quite a task to go trough all of them - if I am not tough and just mark all as read:-)

flamingandromeda July 25, 2009 at 8:20 PM  

I have you in my Google Reader and go through the new posts each day...although I have to admit to being taken in by the eye-candy more than the words! I'm not sure how many blogs I regularly peruse...but it's so much better than buying magazines!!

I rarely comment unless I think I can contribute usefully....

Leigh July 26, 2009 at 2:13 AM  

Google Reader here

Susie July 26, 2009 at 3:24 AM  

Hi! I love your blog, I have you on my Google Reader. I read all your posts, but am a lurker as I have never commented before :)
Susie

Kari July 26, 2009 at 3:44 AM  

Oh Bonnie, I love the photo - it's Gorgeous. I can't wait to see your pantry and the kids rooms.
Right now we're getting ready to move and I'm looking and reading on all things about organizing, cleaning, purging etc, etc. I need some ideas - actually I need some help. LOL!!

I haven't subscribed but doesn't mean I don't visit, because I do. I like your blog, especially your pictures.
Happy Weekend!

Terri July 26, 2009 at 5:15 AM  

I don't actually have you in my google subscription but I read all of your posts. It's just usually on the weekends when I'm catching up!

Sandra July 26, 2009 at 5:37 AM  

I subscribe through Google Reader and follow you too :)

Ellie July 26, 2009 at 6:18 AM  

Woohoo... I'm comment number 20!! I read you all the time... but I'm a lax commenter... well, that's not actually true, I always comment, but since you can't read my mind, it doesn't do us any good.

travelingmama July 26, 2009 at 7:42 AM  

I actually just started using Google Reader today so I just added you. I didn't think about adding my own blog- very smart! I was wondering the same thing!

travelingmama July 26, 2009 at 7:49 AM  

Okay, sorry to bug you, but how did you figure out how many people are following you in Google?

Cheri July 26, 2009 at 8:48 AM  

Yup- I'm still here- I still read every post and love them!

Toni July 26, 2009 at 5:11 PM  

Checking in ;)

Puna July 26, 2009 at 10:49 PM  

Hi there from Maryland! I'm not sure how I found you but I love your photography. Your blog is also very soothing, unlike the frenzy of my life and my blog! In any case, I'm dutifully checking in and I follow you on Google Reader. I just don't get to it every day...frenzied life remember. I enjoyed your post on your day. It is so similar to mine!

Cheers,
Puna
http://lifesignatures.org

Inna July 26, 2009 at 11:18 PM  

I'm a follower too!

Jodi July 27, 2009 at 2:03 AM  

It's funny. I'm not subscribed or following or hav a link but I love your blog. I'm looking at it almost daily because I love the photo of you that comes when you comment and alway link over via those. THEN I love your posts. So in a round about way I try to never miss. Now I'll add to my reader and be certain to catch it all. AND I'll leave notes because I myself am trying to get more followers and more commenters. Cheers!

Jodi July 27, 2009 at 2:04 AM  

too bad I don't proof read. what a typing mess I left...

Talia July 27, 2009 at 8:31 AM  

I subscribe to your blog in Google Reader Bon!

I usually click through to comment, or to just have a look at people's themes etc. :-)

Talia July 27, 2009 at 8:32 AM  

Oh, and I read every post- I just don't comment on all of them! sorry!

MODsquad July 27, 2009 at 9:03 AM  

Ooh, fun experiment! Well, I have you bookmarked as a favorite and every day, or every other day, I go through my bookmarks and pop in for a visit.

Khrista July 27, 2009 at 11:18 AM  

Gorgeous image! I love magnolias!

skinner studio July 27, 2009 at 4:05 PM  

Hi!

I am a quite new follower - just found you a few days ago, and follow on Google Reader.

dawn July 28, 2009 at 4:07 PM  

I'm brand new subscriber...and a new blogger too. I read on blogger, but I may need to figure out that google reader thing too.

I'm in an organizing mode right now...so I'm sure I'll be back plenty for inspiration.

Erin July 29, 2009 at 6:02 AM  

I'm pretty sure I'm subscribed both with blogger and with google reader and I find myself going back and forth between the two. . .

I definitely read many, many more blog entries than I comment on. . .

Your photos are always gorgeous. . .

* Deep Love No Fear * July 29, 2009 at 7:12 AM  

:) Bon! Chinese movie, Mulan is actually
MAGNOLIAS in chiness.
It meeans Tree Lotus!

Joan July 29, 2009 at 7:50 AM  

I stop by when I get a minute--love the posts, especially the pictures of my wonderful great-nephew and -niece!

andrafaye July 29, 2009 at 8:10 AM  

Hey Bonnie, I haven't subscribed but I usually always stop by...especially the beans blog....and now this one more since you post links to it on facebook. always enjoy your posts!! and i am usually inspired to try something new! THANKS!

Sabba and Nanny July 29, 2009 at 11:09 AM  

Bon, I already commented on your next post, but here's one to get you closer to 110! Love, Dad

Deanna July 29, 2009 at 11:33 AM  

Hi Bonnie. I used to check the blog when you'd send an e-mail saying you'd updated the blog. I've just subscribed to Google Reader though and I'll check that way from now on. I do read it whenever prompted, so that'll be a great system. Wonderful blog!

Jill M. July 29, 2009 at 11:38 AM  

Hey! I would have commented sooner except I was back in my hometown on vacation. I regularly read/love your blog. It's part of my morning routine with my cereal and the checking of the sports scores!
Love you!!!

jane July 29, 2009 at 6:17 PM  

omg i can´t remember if i "follow" or not. Just know that you are on my list of blogs to visit every day! love you!-jane

Cam July 30, 2009 at 1:20 AM  

I found you via Jane, and I will also be suscribing and reading you again! I enjoyed my time here! :)

Pammy July 30, 2009 at 8:13 AM  

I guess I should up your comment count ;-) I also have you as part of my morning routine...get to work, log on to computer, eat breakfast, check email/facebook/blogs quickly, get to work...if there's anything new I go back and read when I need a break from depositions :-)
Always love when you have a new post up...makes me feel more connected to my far away cousin!

Jeannette July 30, 2009 at 7:51 PM  

You are on my Corner View list on my blog on which I can see if you have posted something new. Just added you to Google Reader.
I haven´t commented much the last few weeks but I´ll be back! ;)
Big hug, Jeannette

latisha July 31, 2009 at 2:06 AM  

read you with corner view and sometimes when i have a few more moments i linger a bit for older posts.

Dorit July 31, 2009 at 9:50 PM  

I have you on my public blogroll on my blog. Found you via Jane and Corner View. Great blog. Read it regularly, but just made my first comment, I think :)

nearlySuperMum August 12, 2009 at 2:29 PM  

I follow you in my reading list in Blogger. Your MIL recommended your Simple Beauty and Pass the Beans blogs to me - I go to church with her. I enjoy reading your blog about once a week.

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