Saturday, November 6, 2010

Book Blogger Hop (November 5-8)

     I'm so full I could pop! Seriously, I went to a Chinese buffet with my family today and I'm not sure how I ate everything that I did. It was quite tasty though! :) Now onto more interesting things...the hop!
Book Blogger Hop
Question of the Week:
     What are your feelings on losing followers? Have you ever stopped following a blog?
     This question is actually a bit difficult to answer. I suppose it really just depends on how you define the word 'follower'. When I first started blogging (which wasn't but a few months ago), I thought that the number of followers listed on my blog was really how many people kept up to date with what I was posting. As I began to follow people myself I realized that there was no way that I could possibly keep up with all of them, and they surely couldn't all keep up with me.
     I think if I did lose followers on google friend connect, it would make me slightly sad. Of course, I know that most of them don't even truly read my posts, so it wouldn't be a big deal. Everyone has the right to like and dislike whatever they want. I want my followers to actually read my reviews and comment with actual opinions.
     No, I haven't stopped following anyone on google friend connect, but as I said before I can't read everything on every blog I follow every day. So, technically I guess I have stopped following some. Lately, I only click the follow button if I honestly like what I read on their blogs and plan to check back.

     So, how do you feel about followers or following others?



hi i'm stopping by to say hello! your so right about not being able to visit everyone, I try every week to go through my reader and at least comment a quick hello, happy Blog Hop!

@lex said...

Thanks for stopping by!
When I first started my blog, I followed everyone. I felt bad if I didn't! :) Now, I've learned to only follow if I think that I'll connect to the content, like you said.

Ashley (Ashley's Bookshelf) said...

I completely agree with you. I hate the thought of losing a follower. It makes me wonder what I did wrong and how can I change.

ashleysbookshelf at gmail dot com

@lex said...

Ashley: Yep, it's saddening. It's just that I know no matter what I won't be able to please everyone. So, I'm just happy blogging however I like because, honestly, this blog is just for me. It allows me to express my own feelings on books and that's enough.