Book Blogger Hop!

Welcome to the Book Blogger Hop and Happy Friday! Hosted by Jennifer at Crazy For Books, the hop is a gathering of over 200 book bloggers so we can find great blogs, great reads, and get to know each other better.

This weeks question is: What are your feelings on losing followers? Have you ever stopped following a blog?

It does stink to sign in and find that I've lost a follower. I wonder, do they not like the books I've chosen? Do they not like my writing or opinions? But there could be many reasons for losing a follower. Maybe they're just not into the genres I've chosen. Maybe they've left the blogging world all together. So I try not to worry about it. Now, if there was a mass exodus of followers, then I would worry a little bit about what I've done.

I know that there are people who follow me but don't comment, just as I follow a lot of people but don't comment there. I follow too many too comment personally on every post, but I do take the time each day to sort through my Blogger dashboard and see what everyone is posting on. I may not be able to always read their blog or comment but I am genuinely interested in what other people reading, and that is why I follow them.

The only times I've stopped following a blog are when they've stopped posting for a very long period of time or if I realize that they only post on genres that I don't read. There are so many books out there that I haven't heard of until I've seen them on someone else's blog, so I feel that if I stop following people I might miss out on some good titles. So I may only check out their blog through my Dashboard, but their blog is still influencing my reading.

So I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend. I have some stuff that's going to take up a lot of time so hopefully I can get some good quality reading time in there.

Comments

  1. Hi Shan

    just popping in to say Hi.
    I only have a few followers and hope that my postings will keep them coming back for more!

    enjoy ur weekend!

    carol

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  2. Thank you for visiting my blog, happy hopping :o)

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  3. Hi there!
    Love your blog, and I'm now your new follower...
    Happy blog hop Friday my friend

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  4. My attitude on potentially losing followers is fairly c'est la vie - it's just the way it goes, and tastes do change... I'm new, though, so it hasn't happened just yet. Sure it will eventually!

    Happy Hop,
    Linds, bibliophile brouhaha

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  5. Your response to this week's Book Blogger Hop question is thoughtful and well expressed. I feel the same way about the whole followers thing. Have a terrific weekend!

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  6. Here here, Shan :) I only stop following when someone hasn't posted for a month or more, and usually I don't follow blogs that don't interest me anyway. Have a great weekend & enjoy the hop :D

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  7. Great to hear your thoughts - I love following your blog. :)

    Cxx

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