Friday, 5 November 2010
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.
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!