The Six Degrees of Separation in Blog World. No, Make That Four. No, Three. How About One?

I did a little experiment the other day. Taking your advice (when I was feeling over-blogged — ooooo, I like that word!) I’ve decided to only post 5 days a week, read/comment on blogs that I can and then, if time warrants – do more reading and commenting over the weekend. But no posting on the weekend!

Thanks, all! I feel so much better.

So Saturday, to start my weekend browsing, I clicked on Kristen’s blog, Motherease. We traded spaces on Friday and I was reading the comments left by others. Sure there were some new names/faces but I noticed many familiar ones, too. So I clicked on one — becca at Drama for Mama. And I noticed that her blogroll had a favorite of mine, The Kitchen Witch. That’s where I found my friends at: Bad Mommy Moments, Absense of Alternatives and Naptime Writing. Which led me to: My Wildlife’s Words and MerrilyMaryLee’s blog.

Then I thought: I wonder how many clicks it would take to get from Unabridged Girl to Ivy League Insecurities? Ready? Set? Go!

Click Suzicate at The Water Witch’s Daughter. Then click Maureen at Island Roar. Then there’s Aidan at Ivy League Insecurities.

Too easy!

I never realized how inter-click-nected we are. This is just a small sampling of the blogs I try to read daily.

I can easily read just about every blog I love – never clicking my blogroll, never opening my favorites folder. Simply by clicking your links in the comments sections or on other blogrolls.

Amazing!

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26 responses to “The Six Degrees of Separation in Blog World. No, Make That Four. No, Three. How About One?

  1. suzicate

    It is amazing, isn’t it?!

  2. Nicki

    I swear I could spend all day reading blogs! But, alas, work and motherhood keep getting in the way.;)

  3. I’m always surprised when I see other blog friends on blogrolls or even just in the comments of blogs I read 🙂 That’s what makes this all so much fun!

  4. I’ve experienced the same thing and it’s mind boggling how small the blogosphere really is!

  5. Like you, I’ve found great writers/friends from blogrolls–isn’t that fun?

  6. I noticed that when I started blogging too. I like it, it’s like a small blogging world!

  7. Inter-click-neted. LOL. You clever wench you. (Tis said w utmost affection & respect)

  8. With just a click of your ‘comment’ tab up comes a list of previous commenters, all with familiar names. I am a newby to this world. With a mere two posts under my belt I am hardly a blogger. Hence, I have spent countless hours perusing others’ blogs. In the little time I have been reading, I have ‘gotten to know’ certain aspects of these people through their words.

    But it is a community and, unwittingly, somewhat exclusive. This occurs, by default, when people of similar mind-sets, interests, and musings find each other. It is an amazing thing, really. Because where else in the world could you experience this type of discovery?

  9. This is SO CRAZY!!! I have always been amazed at the magnetic-like quality of certain personalities;)

  10. I agree. I can usually tell I’m going to like someone’s blog just from their comments, also (so I follow them home like a puppy).

  11. I love wandering through the blogrolls of people whose blogs I enjoy reading. It’s a New Neighbors get-together without the smalltalk.

    I’m delighted to be included on yours. I’ve met some very nice people that way!

  12. unabridgedgirl

    That’s so funny! I’ve noticed the same thing. I love it, though. I’ve found many wonderful blogs through comment sections.

  13. And here’s a comment from your odd one out! 😀

    Over-blogged is a good expression, and I think it’s a trait that quite a few of my blogging buddies are going through at the moment. Sometimes it is good just to sit back, and have a rest, and read some other blogs and have a break. As you said to me once when I was on holiday. “we’ll be here when you get back”. 🙂

  14. Aren’t you the one that said we all live in the same neighborhood? It only makes since we’re all reading and commenting on each other’s blogs. God, I hope we don’t become a clique.

  15. I love this about the bloggy world; it’s so cool!

  16. ck

    We all seem to travel in the same circles, don’t we. I bet we’d all be friends in real life…or we’d promise to get together and just never do it. 🙂

  17. rudrip

    It is very encouraging to here this about the blogging world. I am a new blogger, blogging for about 6 months and I think it is great that everyone supports one another. Enjoy reading your blog.

  18. OK, I feel a song coming on: “I’m a bloggy girl, in the bloggy world …”

    Apologies to everyone who will now be singing the original version of that for the next 17 hours.

  19. I’ve thought that so many times…that we’re all in the same circle o’ love!

  20. I know!! I find it incredible how small the world is, and the blogosphere is even littler. But it’s wonderful how close it all feels. And I love knowing that some of my very best bloggy buddies are always just a click away.

  21. PS Thanks for connecting me with Motherese! She is a new favorite of mine!!

  22. This is so fascinating to me. As a new blogger, I’ve already noticed this interconnectedness (is that even a word?), but am not entirely sure how to secure my spot in the crowd… Makes me want to say something about a blog-eat-blog world, though this seems to be one community in which perhaps the more the merrier…

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