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?
Answer:
     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?

4 comments:

FICTION STATE OF MIND said...

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.