Friday, November 5, 2010
Book Blogger Hop (8) aka "Everybody Has a Sad Sometimes."
Book Blogger Hop is hosted by Jennifer at Crazy For Books.
This Week's Question: "What are your feelings on losing followers? Have you ever stopped following a blog?"
My Answer: I haven't been here long, so I don't think I've lost any followers...yet. It would makes me feel like I'm not doing something well enough or fun enough. Perhaps that particular individual doesn't like how I express myself negatively or positively in reviews. I've seen bloggers chastised because their reviews were "too positive" (WTF? God forbid they like the books they read, you know?) Basically, you can't please everyone. I think once the initial shock of "OMG WHY DON'T THEY LOVE ME ANYMORE?!" wears off, I'd be a happier blogger just accepting that not everyone is going to like me or like how/what I say. I've got an amazing support group of blogger friends, so that's kind of my backbone.
As far as choosing to not follow a blog? I haven't done that yet. If I can't relate to the content or I don't read that particular genre, I won't follow it in the first place. Now if we're talking about Twitter, yes. I have chosen to unfollow. My thing is... if a I, a reader of your blog, am tweeting you and tell you how awesome your blog is or try and get to know you and you flat out ignore me multiple times, it really discourages me from wanting to start further conversation. Does that make me a mean person? I don't think so. It's just kind of embarrassing to compliment someone on different occasions and have them not even say thank you or even "hello." Sometimes that's all it takes, folks!
And I'm not one for drama, but I just had to rant a little. Sorry, guys :P Won't happen again for a long time!
What do you guys think? Agree? Disagree?
Have a FABULOUS weekend, all! Can't wait for IMMs on Sunday!