Friday, 5 November 2010

Hopping Away and Follow Friday

A Very Big Welcome
Welcome to any visitors who got here through the weekly Book Hop - especially those who are first time visitors- (a Book Party) organised by Jennifer @ Crazy for Books or Follow A Book Blog Friday hosted by Parajunkee's View so that book bloggers can share their blog with other book lovers and also find new blogs to 'follow.' To get involved all you have to do is post your blog link at the bottom of the 'linky list' on Crazy For Books and/or Parajunkee's View, answer the weekly question (for the hop) on your blog and get hopping around!

This weeks Book Hop question/topic is: This week's question comes from Vicki who blogs at The Wolf's Den:

"What are your feelings on losing followers? Have you ever stopped following a blog?"

I love and appreciate all my followers and I would be sad to lose any but if the person didn't like the style of my posts,the content or the genres that I tend to review, then I understand why they want to unfollow and that's fine. I would rather that than the person keep following through GFC but not reading any posts. I think it is much better have a smaller number of followers who are genuinely interested in your content and visit regularly than lots of followers who followed in the hope of being followed back.
I gained a lot of followers during my 150+ followers giveaway but I didn't want people following just for the sake of entering so I gave away books from the main genre I review so if they are a new follower through the giveaway then it is likely that they will be interested in my posts and reviews.
Here, I have about 4 or five lovely followers who visit and comment regularly  out of all my and I do the same on their blogs too because I enjoy reading them.  

No, I haven't stopped following any blogs yet because I was very careful about which ones I followed when I first started blogging and made sure that I was interested in their content before following. However, when someone hops over and takes the time to leave a comment and link to their blog I will always visit them back to see what their blog is like and leave a comment even if I don't follow them. Currently, I 'follow' 150 blogs through GFC and whilst I have visited and read some of their posts when they caught my attention after scrolling through my dashboard feed, I only regularly visit a small handful.
Sorry for the very long answer!

This week's Follow Friday question is: Who are your favorite authors??

It's impossible to pick just one! I love Enid Blyton who was the author who really got me into loving reading and I was very upset when I had finished all of her main books when I was about 9. I also love Mary Hooper for introducing me to historical fiction, Eva Ibbotson who sadly passed away recently, Helen Dunmore for the Ingo series and Georgette Heyer for her wonderful regency romances!

Don't forget to leave a link to your blog in a comment so I can check it out, I will try my best to reply :D

Thank you for stopping by and enjoy your weekend!


  1. New follower! I agree with your answer! I don't want followers because I give away books. I want people to follow who love YA Fic and stalking authors as much as I do. ;)

    Have a great wknd!

    Hope you come by and see my answer!

  2. Happy Friday, Stephanie! Just hopping by to say hello, and I love your list of author favourites! :)

  3. Totally agree with your answer about followers - I don't want followers just because I have a giveaway or something (and plus then if they aren't really interested in your blog they will just stop following anyway later, so really, what's the point?)

    Also impressed you finished all of Enid Blyton's books by the time you were 9!

  4. Hi Stephanie,
    Thanks for the blogging encouragement! I'm having fun with it so far. Learning new things about my computer. And adding far too many books to my pile as I hop around and read other blogs!
    Susan from ReadingWorld.

  5. I agree with you on your points. It's also nice when we really enjoy blogging and the readers no matter the number also enjoys our blog.

    have a nice weekend!

    -Len of Musings of a Reader Happy

  6. Hello,
    I'm making my rounds on the Blog Hop and Follow Friday too say hello and share the love. I really try to be a faithful follower that visits often but I don't always have the time to comment like I should. I hope you have a spectacular weekend and Happy Reading.

    I'm a old follower.
    Romance Book Junkies

  7. Anonymous01:58:00

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, may all your wishes come true!


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