Saturday, March 10, 2012

MBS Spanko Brunch #321

Happy weekend, my friends. Today's question is one that everyone can answer. It deals with your blog viewing habits.

When reading spanking-oriented blogs, do you tend to make regular rounds of a few favorites? Or do you jump around and sample a broad variety? Do you follow interesting looking links and see where that leads you? Or do you combine these approaches in your own way?

Do you most often use bookmarks, links on blogs, an RSS reader, a search engine, or type in the address of the blog you wish to visit?


To join in the fun, just enter your response as a comment. Once everyone has spoken, I will publish an edited summary post.

31 comments :

Kevan said...

I've got about 75 blogs in my RSS reader, categorized by Hi-Pri, Couples, Men, Women, and Lo-Pri. I keep an eye on it, and I also click through when someone whose name I don't recognize makes an interesting comment anywhere. I add and drop a few blogs every week.

CurtisG said...

I bookmark many blogs. Return to a few often (including yours. Drop out those where posts haven't been made for about six months. Do follow up on leads blogs provide. Don't do RSS.

sixoftebest said...

Dear Bonnie, first I sample my favorites. like yours, Hermione, and Erica, than choose from a variety of other 'spanking blogs' whose subject matter looks interesting.

joeyred51 said...

I follow many blogs, but there are several that I favor. Several are written by SCONY friends such as Lea and Margaret Davis. Others are just very interesting: MBS, Zelle, Hermione, Ronnie, and Ken. A read comments and will start following a blog after I have read the profile. Kirtty's excellent blog is one I just started following because of her comments.

Hermione said...

The blogs on my own blogroll are ones I read whenever they are updated. I also have a few favourites bookmarked. When someone new comments on my blog, I usually visit that person's blog if they have one. I have all the blogs I follow in RSS feeds but haven't read any that way for some time; I prefer to pay an actual visit. I also visit blogs on the Kindred Spirits list to see what's happening on sites I don't regularly read. I'm usually pleasantly surprised and often find new friends that way.

Ana said...

I started with one or two blogs I liked, looked at blogs on those blogrolls, looked at blogs of commenters on the blogs I liked, and then (after starting my own blog) visited blogs of people who commented on mine. Now I always make sure to check blogs of people who regularly comment on mine (1st priority), my favorite blogs that are updated regularly (2nd priority), and explore other blogs when I have extra time (3rd priority).

Scunge said...

I have quite a few that I check daily (including yours)then others about every other day. ;) Great topic this week!

Spankedhortic II said...

Mostly I use my own blog rolls. I try to get round other blogs as often as possible but as my own blog rolls get longer, it is becoming hard to find the time to do this. As for checking out new blogs, I tend to favour the blogs of those I see regularly commenting on blogs that I visit.

Prefectdt

abby said...

hmmm...I follow a dew blogs regularly, they are book marked.there are some i try to get to at least once a week, and when I notice a new blog listed I try to at least visit and welcome them.
If there were only more time...abby

Dragon's Rose said...

I have a few blogs I follow and read on a regular basis. When I delete a blog or postings slow, I'll go looking for something new to read. Still looking for a photo blog I like.

Joss said...

I follow 25 blogs and if life isn't too hectic I try to read updates at least once a week. I use a RSS reader and usually read blogs by doms first, then subs, and then blogs by couples.

Jacquie said...

I'm kind of new to blogland and not sure of all the terms (like RSS). I bookmark alot. I have a few that I've been able to go back into archives and read and really get to know, then add to my 'follow' list, others I'm still learning about. I tend to get lost on the net and have to watch my time, otherwise I'd be on here constantly and get nothing done. I look at who others are following and it will usually lead me all over the place.

kzroth.com said...

Wow, you all are so organized. I check out yours, semi-reqularly. I enjoy checking out the ones you have along the side there. I've started checking out twitter on a regular basis and am kind of jumping from feed to recommended feed and finding some interesting stuff.

I will say this though, once you listed me as an author my numbers shot up. Mostly coming from your blog. Very popular over here :)

A-Non said...

At first I did a lot of searches. Now I tend to go to the ones I remember easily - yours, FindingSara, and I used to like some of Doc Tsai's milder stuff. I like some of the picture sets on RedCharls.fr (??), but only go there a few times a year. I have a couple dozen sites listed in a password-protected app so that I can remember the URL. I hardly ever look at those. I also subscribe to 2 or 3 via Google Reader, but only check that once on the weekend at the most. Every now and then I sample a new one based on your recommendation or a blogroll or an interesting comment or reference on another website.

How do I check for this subject on Twitter?

Daisychain said...

I read all those I "follow", who have added a new post; and I go to blogs who comment on mine, if they are new to me. If there is any time left, I go browsing!!!xxx

Anonymous said...

Go to the favourites

Conina said...

I keep a ton of blogs on feeds in my RSS reader, but I also try to explore and find new ones, mostly from comments on blogs that I read, or on my own blogs. I definitely try to keep up with reading/commenting on the blogs of people who comment on my own blog as a top priority, even when I have no time for other things. Sometimes when I have extra time I'll peruse the blogrolls of some of my favorites, and I often find wonderful new (to me) blogs like that.

Riley said...

I'm a mix! I always visit blogs of people who comment on my blog, as I enjoy discussion and interacting with people. In addition to those blogs (which I like very much!) I have a couple others that I'll read regularly. And finally, I'll explore new blogs. I wish I could read everyone's blogs but of course I'd be here all day and night and a girl has got to draw a line somewhere. SO, I tend to read the familiar blogs and browse new ones as I stumble across them/have the time to read.

Lea said...

I started out reading 4 or 5 blogs. Then I started my own and also discovered more. Now I follow over 70. There's hardly enough hours in the day to keep up! Lol. I tend to regularly read everything I follow but there's a few faves that I make sure not to miss. Since I have a blog, I just read them as they pop up in the Blogger "blogs I'm following" list to keep up with what's been updated.

Anonymous said...

I always visit your's and Chross.blog, which lead to lots of interesting ones.
Have just found ' spankintalesandtoons.com - some very nicely written and convincing tales ! D.

Kaelah said...

Running my own blog, it isn't always easy to keep up with other blogs as well.

But if I manage to find the time, then I mainly use our own sidebars and your sidebars, Bonnie, to find out about new posts that might be of interest for me.

Of course I have a number of favourite blogs which I check out regularly, no matter what the title of a certain post is. They are mostly text blogs and not pure picture blogs, preferably with some variety concerning topics and gender constellations for the spankings. Some of my favourite bloggers are also people whom I had the pleasure to meet in person, which makes the connection even stronger.

Sometimes, though, I also follow links to blogs which I don't already know or don't visit regularly if a certain topic seems to be especially interesting or if a certain picture catches my eye. And of course I check out the blogs of those who comment on our blog or who make interesting comments on other blogs I read. And, last but not least, if one of the bloggers whom I like refers to a post written by another blogger or recommends a new blog, I sometimes follow the link as well.

sarah thorne said...

The ones that I read regularly are in my bookmarks, and I check those out when I see they've updated. Sometimes I can only devote one a day a week to make concentrated rounds on those blogs (if they're updated) as well as a few that I only follow sporadically. If I have time, I will randomly click on a new blog link on one of my regular bloggers' list. I have ended up adding a few blogs to my link list this way to easily follow them. I also check out the blogs of new people who comment on my blog, and often end up following them as well.

The ones on my blogroll, I do try to read every time I see they have updated but I don't always have time to comment, as often I am reading from my cell phone while I am out about my day. My comments are often a few days later than the post has been published. lol

I do try very hard to comment regularly on the ones I follow religiously, because I like them to know I've stopped by and read.

sarah

ronnie said...

I have a few favourites I read on a regular basis. Blogs on my blog roll I try to read whenever they have updated. If I have a new follower I see if they have a blog and the same if someone new comments I pop over to their blog.

Love,
Ronnie
xx

Anonymous said...

I have a handful of blogs I read regularly. I will check out new blogs that you post with in with the new. I type your blog into my browser and then use your blogroll to access the other sites I read.

C

sixofthebest said...

Dear Bonnie, Another hot item for your 24 hour 'Spanking T.V Station'. According to the New York Times a book called "Fifty Shades of Grey, by author E.L.James (British) with its kinky scenerio, about, a dominant, submissive, relationship, that includes, whips, chains, and handcuffs, is selling like hot cakes, around the globe, over 250,000 copies sold worldwide. Movie company's have brought rights to film it.

Country Spanker said...

The first place I go after my own is this one and scoll down the side and just read whoever is about with new posts.

thecanery said...

I don't bookmark adult sites, just in case someone has to use my computers. This does make life a little complicated, so I use the blogroll on my blog as a substitute.

Dr. Ken said...

Bonnie--my answer would be, "Kind of all of the above." Usually I get on-line with visiting a few favorites in mind, but I may follow a link or make a quick stop to a site I haven't been to in a while, or check out a new blog if it sounds interesting. The first site I visit I usually wind up typing it in, but most of the time I use bookmarks. A lot of times I'll come to "My Bottom Smarts" and look at the most recent posts list, and check out a few of those.

Dr. Ken

Hobbes said...

You are the only spanking oriented blog I ready regularly and you are bookmarked. IF I move around once in a while it will be through links you provide. Just not enough time to read so I stick with the best and that is yours.

A. Lurker said...

Hi Bonnie,
I have a few favourites that I "lurk" on regularly. If something in one of their blogrolls strike my fancy I may take a stroll over there to check it out. I also lurk here regularly and amble around your blogroll, following the paths that strike my fancy. It all depends on how much time & privacy I have that day.
R.

Cara Bristol said...

I find most of the spanking blog I visit on MBS! You're a great resource. I prefer those blogs that are informational rather than photo-oriented. I use them for background research since I write domestic discipline erotic romances. I bookmark blogs, and the ones I visit frequently I link on my blogroll.

Post a Comment