Here is how I see it: I sign on to follow as many blogs as I possibly can. Do I follow them all? No, because that would be impossible. However, I have read all of the blogs I follow more than once and the thing about "following" is that you get to choose those that might have a common interest or that you somehow or some way get to know particular bloggers for one reason or another.
What I do think is very important is that I sign on to "follow" all new bloggers. For me this is a way to support and encourage someone who is just beginning to blog. When I began blogging a few years ago, I didn't know about the "follow" aspect of Blogger or if it even existed. My blogs had no particular direction because I wasn't aware of what other bloggers were writing about. I was pretty much all over the place.
When someone signs on to follow my blog, I take a look to see if they have any blog or blogs of their own and what kind of blogs they have signed on to follow. Very often this has lead me to other blogs that are of great interest to me and one thing I *always* do is reciprocate. If a blogger has signed on to follow my blog and I was not aware of that person's blog, I sign on to follow her or his blog.
So if you have a blog, or even if you don't, following a blog can provide encouragement to other bloggers - I think it is a sign of encouragement and support and it tells them "hey! your blog counts and I value it for one reason or another". Well that's my two cents worth about following blogs. Meanwhile, for all who follow my blog, I want you to know how very much I appreciate you and how I am encouraged whenever a new follower signs on.
Happy blogging and happy following to all!
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Lucie LeBlanc Consentino