I absolutely love reading blogs! I find them much more personal than other forms of social media. However, every now and then I unfollow a blog.
As a blog-writer, you might want to know why, so that you can avoid some unfollows.
Allow me to speak to you as a blog reader. Here are…
3 Reasons I Unfollow Blogs
1. The “Close and Accept” button is right on top of the “Follow/Unfollow” button
Let’s start with one that has been an issue for me. This one is an oops! that I’ve done more than I like to admit… 😬
Sometimes I click Close and Accept, but I also accidentally unfollow a blog.
When I catch it, I instantly follow again. But do know that if you lose a follower, it might have been a complete mistake ~ and nothing to do with your blog! That’s a bit of a relief!
2. They are an ASK-hole 🤭
Askhole. That means the blogger actively asks for suggestions or advice, then gets mad when they receive advice in the comments. Yep. This one actually happened to me!
If you ask a question, expect some answers.
No one likes unsolicited advice, but sometimes blogs do have a question at the end. The “call to action” or “please comment.” Sometimes bloggers add it and forget it. Do remember when you ask a question, and if someone answers it with advice, please don’t reply with snark! You might just lose that follower.
3. The theme/topic changed
Change is good, but there will be a time of adjustment if you change your blog. I follow blogs for specific topics, and if the topic changes to something I’m not interested in, I unfollow.
For example: going from blogging about mystery novels to mystery movies.
So if you change your topic, expect a bit of change in readership, too. This means your follower count may go up and down as readers find you and your new topic.
So, those are the reasons I sometimes unfollow blogs. If a blog is consistent and generally positive, then I’m happy to keep following.
Blogging should be enjoyable, for both reader and writer, and I would recommend not stressing too much about follower count.
I’ve met some really great people through this blog, so I don’t worry about my follower count. Quality, not quantity! This allows me to focus on the blog content and replying to your comments 🙂
What are your reasons for unfollowing a blog?
Let us know in the comments! 😊
Take care and blog on,
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