Results of the Poll on keeping up with our Fav Blogs:
Of 40 respondents, 24 (60%) keep a Blog Roll on their Sidebar
Sixty percent Click on those who leave a comment.
Only 16 (40%) use feeds -- this is one of my favorite ways of keeping up with blogs. Blogs with new posts show up in bold print. The background and sidebar is not visible in the reader, just the new post with no frills. If it needs a comment, clicking on the title takes you to the blog.
Blotanical Lists are a tool used by only 42% of those voting. I'm wondering if downtime and the renovations have skewed this?
Only one person voting uses another membership site.
Blog rolls of others are used by 35%. That is a way to find new blogs to visit, as if being recommended.
Almost half are Followers. I confess that I sometimes forget to go and look at the list of people I'm Following after I've clicked on Commenters, checked my Blogroll, and scrolled through the Feeds.
Only 5 of 40 subscribe by email to the blogs of others. I set my blog so that comments come to my email, quicker than scrolling through comments over and over, but I don't have blog posts of others sent. Isn't it amazing how many emails accumulate in such a short time?