Well good morning everyone! Happy Friday - I hope you're as thankful for it as I am. If you're visiting for the first time, welcome! If you're a regular - welcome back! :)
Our question of the week...
What are your feelings on losing followers? Have you ever stopped following a blog?The first time I lost a follower at Kate's Library, I was pretty disappointed. It wasn't long after I began getting followers who were not family members, and seeing that number go down was a little sad.
Although now, I feel a little differently about it.
A few months ago I had to do a serious cleanout of my google reader. I was following too many blogs and I couldn't keep up with it all! I'd get home and have 200+ entries waiting for me to read. I love reading the posts of the blogs I follow, and I found that I was just skimming - not reading.
I made a decision. Look through the blogs I follow and stop subscribing to the ones that I'm not reading through. I thought about the kinds of books I like to read, and if there was a blog that was totally devoted to a genre I'm not really interested in, I left. It wasn't personal - I was just spread too thin. I'll admit that there were some blogs out there I continued to follow even though I'm not into the genres they post about - but in those cases the blog authors were people I felt a bloggy connection with through our comments to each other.
Since then, I've been more selective about the blogs I follow. I visit many ...but I try to only follow those blogs I think I will honestly read thoroughly. That being said, I don't get too worked up if I lose a follower here or there. I understand. I've done it, and it was never because of anything personal - so I don't take it that way.
I can't wait to see your thoughts!