Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Google Reader vs Followers
Someone help me out here. What is the difference between adding someone to your Google Reader or "following" them? Other than the obvious boost to the bloggers's ego by having lots of followers, I was wondering if there were other advantages that I may be missing?
Not that the ego thing is small potatoes. I admit to feeling pangs of jealousy when I see my friend's list of followers soar past my measly little number.
Therese over at Aussie Coffee Shop has 80 and Adoro has 82. Not that these fine ladies don't deserve to have lots and lots of followers - they do. Oh yes, Adoro is on a troll hunt. I would have offered to loan her my troll but now she has one all her very own.
I would expect someone like Father Longenecker (145) and Father Powell (117) to have lots of followers. And we won't even get started on the big guys like The Other McCain ,who get five to ten thousand hits a day.
So the question is: Should I use my usual tactics of whining while sitting in a corner twirling my hair (I learned how to do that from Angela, bless her heart!) to obtain more followers, or should I save the histrionics for the the annual Cannonball Catholic Blog Awards?
Meantime our current President, using the EPA as a smoke-screen is, sticking it to the Navajo Nation. (who, if I'm not mistaken voted overwhelmingly for Obambi). I'm not a big fan of this whole Indian reservation thingy, which is primarily responsible for the lousy life of most Indians.
Don't get me wrong - I think ultimately people are to be held responsible for how they live, and the good Lord knows we spot all the minorities ample extra points so they can prosper. However, sticking them on a plot of land and handing them a government check each month is not a way to foster independence and hard work. It's just a form of welfare that harms more than helps.
And tomorrow our current President will fire up those three jets to pop over to Missouri to celebrate his 100 days of destruction. Hundreds of thousands of dollars will be used like the Monopoly money it is fast becoming.
Want to know one of the filthiest things you can handle? Sure you do! It's the handle on the shopping cart at your favorite grocery store. I cringe every time I see some little kid sitting in the seat gnawing on the handle. Ugh!
If you have little ones cover the handle with a plastic bag from the store or use a anti-bacterial wipe to clean it off. And don't eat samples without using a anti-bacterial solution on your hands first.