Thursday, November 4, 2010

Hoppy Friday

Hoppy Friday! It's time for another Book Blogger Hop, November 5 - November 8, hosted by the brilliant Jennifer from Crazy-for-Books. This weekly BOOK PARTY is an opportunity for book bloggers to socialize, to connect with other book lovers, support each other, discover new book blogs, and have some fun! If you'd like me to visit your blog, please leave a comment.

This week's question is from Vicki from The Wolf's Den: What are your feelings on losing followers? Have you ever stopped following a blog?

Excellent question! I do lose followers from time to time, and I feel a bit sad when this happens, but I try not to dwell on it. People are busy and pressed for time, and I realize that my blog is not for everyone. I appreciate the followers and readers that I do have. As for me, it's very rare that I "unfollow" a blog; I think I may have a couple of times in the past, before I realized that someone else's feelings could be hurt. But usually, if I follow your blog you are stuck with me for life. :) I follow many blogs and only wish that I had more time to visit and leave comments on each and every one of them.

22 comments:

  1. I try not to look at my stats too often - they only upset me!

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  2. Kathy, me, too. Although it can be difficult to resist one more peek. . . .

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  3. when ever some stops following me I admit I wonder why-I know it probably is that their reading tastes and mine do not overlap so I try not to take it personally-I very rarely will stop following a blog-unless someone seems mean or hateful I will continue to follow them

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  4. Mel, sometimes I think it may be because they are "downsizing", that they "unfollow" many blogs at once during this effort. I would "unfollow" a mean or hateful blogger as well.

    Have fun hopping!

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  5. I hate to stop following a blog -- I try to commit and leave valuable comments on the work that bloggers do. Everyone focuses and does such a great job, and their blog is like another job (more fun, though), so I want to value it all. I will give someone months before I stop following a blog -- you never know when you may miss out! Here's my Hop: Coffee and a Book Chick -- Blog Hop...

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  6. I don't get to concerned about the followers, I follow whoever I choose, and I someone chooses to follow my blog I am pleased. However, I try to follow only blogs that I truly and going to follow. If I am in the Fantastic Followers, it is because I plan on coming back to visit often, otherwise, why would I say I am a follower, if I never visit. Did all of that make sense. I don't even know if I am in your Fantastic Followers, I'll go check now... ; )

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  7. Yes I am a follower... and after reading my comment above, I made so many mistakes, I think I need to go back to bed. hehe

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  8. Well put Suko - these are my thought exactly nd are the reasons why I won't follow a blog jut to enter a competiion/giveaway.

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  9. I try to remember that there are many days when I just don't have the time to read and comment on all the blogs that I follow, so others must feel the same. And that results in less comments and sometimes, less followers. But I try not to un-follow blogs because I want people to know that I still appreciate the work they put into their blog, even if I don't comment.

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  10. I am also one who tries not to look at my stats too often, as it can make me feel hopeless when I lose followers, and like you, I am not one to unsubscribe lightly. I don't always have time to leave deep comments on all the sites I visit, but I am visiting!

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  11. I'm always a little bummed when I lose followers but make every effort to
    turn every lost follower into a learning experience so I can improve my
    performance.

    On the flip side, I only stop following people when they give me a reason to
    such as being totally off message or being too controversial in an negative,
    over-the-top way.

    Happy Book Blogger Hop Friday!

    Howard Sherman
    http://www.howardsherman.net

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  12. It's always a bummer to lose followers. I feel the same as you unless a blogger decides to post some objectionable content I don't stop following them. On the other hand if someone follows me I don't necessarily follow their blog. They might be interested in following my blog b/c they like books but I might not like what they blog about say fishing or something like that. :-)

    XOXO~ Renee

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  13. What an interesting discussion! I appreciate all the comments and welcome more. :)

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  14. Hi Suko :)
    Thanks for following, I'm following you back.

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  15. I think we all have lost and gained followers --often within the same week. About 2x a year I try to check if those on my reader are still blogging, and if they have not posted in several months, I may remove from my reader.

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  16. I think you do an amazing job of commenting on blogs, Suko. Far, far better than I, and I know every recipient is greatly appreciative of the time it takes you to leave a thoughtful comment.

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  17. Hafsah, thanks for stopping by from the Hop! Your blog was brand new to me today, but I hope to visit again.

    Diane, LOL! You lose some, you gain some. Followers, that is.

    Bellezza, you are too kind--thank you!

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  18. I wish I had an infinite amount of time to blog - I would a happy camper! Thanks for hopping by Fiction Folio!

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  19. Hi Suko :O)
    Funny enough, I dont watch who is following me that much and I tend not to follow too many blogs. Only because my blogger profile link is broken, so if I want to follow someone, I have to manually go in and add them. It's a mini process, and I usually forget to do it.
    Otherwise I'm sure I'd be following hundreds of blogs. Enjoy your weekend!

    http://thebookworm07.blogspot.com/

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  20. Tara, I enjoyed visiting your blog!

    Naida, I resisted adding a "Followers Gadget" to my blog for a long time. I do follow a lot of blogs, and only wish that I had enough time to visit them all on a regular basis. Thanks for stopping by! :)

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  21. When I was using Blogger, I was always sad, that I had so less followers and then readers, but now I really don't bother much. I am happy that some of the book bloggers like you do drop in and leave your valued comments. I did rather be with 10 people who appreciate my blog than with 100 who never even visit my blog :)
    I am really happy with the people I follow, I am stalker for life too, if I like a blog :)

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  22. Hello...stopping by to say hello.

    http://silversolara.blogspot.com

    Have a great day.

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