With two weeks left for folks to sign up, it looks like there could be 1500 bloggers participating, maybe more. How the heck will I do my part to read blogs? I mean, really....think about it. There will be 26 days of blogging x 1500 people = 39,000 posts. There are 30 days in April, that means reading 1300 posts a day (average).
For grins and giggles, we'll take three minutes to read each blog and navigate to the next post. That's 3900 minutes or, are you ready.....65 hours. Um, I don't know about you, but my day only has 24 hours. And I still need to eat, sleep, write, do household stuff...hmmmm. Gives you something to think about, doesn't it.
Well, my solution is simple. I won't be reading every post or every blog. Sorry, not going to happen. I'm spending some time now, storing up links to blogs that I know are participating and I already read. Then I will add in another 25-50 links, picked at random, from the list. If I find that I don't enjoy the writers style or topic (if themed), they'll be dropped and I'll move on to another. That's the best I can do, I'm being realistic here.
Remember, the purpose of the challenge is several fold:
- Spur our creativity and get us writing
- Introduce us to new blogs and writers
- Spread the word to others and get them reading
- HAVE FUN!!!