I started out blogging with a twitter style etiquette, you follow me and I’ll follow back. After spending my morning with some effort scrolling through the reader – that WordPress sometimes helpfully puts everything on and then other times decides to pick and choose what I see… (if you have this problem you can add details HERE.) – I found that I was skimming titles and bloggers to find ones that stuck out or my favorite writers, whilst my brain was shouting ‘man there’s some rubbish on here’.
Don’t take things so personally folks, I may not mean you!
Despite all this I couldn’t make myself click the ‘un-follow’ button, I couldn’t bring myself to make someone sit there and wonder what happened, wonder if you were not a likable person or a good enough writer to keep followers. Thing is you could be an amazing writer and extremely likable, I just don’t hold the same interests as you! So from now on, I’ll just follow what I like! I will be un-following the marketing blogs and the robots though!
If I enjoy your blog you’ll know, I make a point of liking posts and commenting if I have something valuable to say… and this is where I stop writing and run over to a few blogs to like and comment!
hmm… I suppose everything’s a numbers game!