Book Blogger Confessions: Following
Book Blogger Confessions is a meme that posts the 1st and 3rd Monday of every month, where book bloggers “confess” and vent about topics that are unique to us. Feel free to share, vent and offer solutions.
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How do you follow blogs? I think this depends on the blog. Those that post daily, and that I really enjoy reading I will actually add the RSS feed to internet tool bar so I can check it regularly. I have a few that I receive by email, and then the rest are in my WordPress reader.
Are you more apt to follow people who have less followers? No…honestly, I can’t actually say I’ve paid attention to that this far. I tend to follow blogs on topics I find interesting and that make me laugh. I especially appreciate bloggers who clearly put thought into their content and book reviews. I blog, so I can understand how difficult it is to really put an effort into regular posts, and in making them interesting.
This makes wonder… do people follow me because I have less followers? Do they follow me in hopes that I will follow them back, or do they actually like my content?
Would you follow a blog to enter a contest? No. While I have no problems with commenting in order to enter a contest, I would rather follow based on content.
What makes you unfollow a blog? If the blogger seems to have fallen off the planet and hasn’t posted in six month, I will sometimes stop following. Or if the content has really offended me.