Today I unsubscribed to someone's blog on my blog reader FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER.
I was afraid I would suffer serious guilt. And worry that I might regret it at some point in the future. Like if she became famous and I could no longer say I knew her (the way you "know" someone on the blogosphere you've never actually met, which is nearly as real as a real friendship). Or if she gave away a car on her blog and I missed out. Or if I saw her at the store and she recognized me and quizzed me on the events from her last 10 posts and I couldn't answer.
Nope. As I sit here, minutes later, I only feel....relieved.
I don't know why I didn't do it sooner. I haven't read her blog in at least a year. And as far as I know she has never read mine. I used to comment all the time and never got any comments in return. And though there are a few blogs I will always read for pure enjoyment whether they comment on mine or not, this was not one of them. It was OK. But I guess I just never felt the love. No love connection. Sorry, Chuck. I'm going with Bachlorette C.
It's kind of nice no longer seeing the huge list of unread posts next to her name and feeling guilty hitting "Mark all as read."
I'm moving on.
It's a new day.
And I now have 45 unclaimed seconds in my blog reader reading time. Anyone want to suggest a replacement?
p.s. If you're worried that it's you, it's not. If you're reading this, it definitely isn't you. YOU are bachlorette C.