Why Do You Follow Blogs Then Never Visit?

Today, I’m just going to jump right in.  First off I’d like to say, I appreciate ALL of my followers.  I appreciate YOU! ❤  I try to take the time every week to visit & comment on your blogs, & it is a time consuming process, believe me, but I sacrifice the 2 hrs – 3hrs(or more) to do it, because I’m dedicated to supporting you 🙂

But lately, I’m having a hard time understanding how some of you don’t even bother to visit or comment on posts. 😦   I’ve actually seen quite a few articles written about this issue, regarding those that just expect to get likes & follows, by joining every meet & greet & blog party in sight, but doesn’t want to take the time to reciprocate.  I know this doesn’t apply to everyone, but for a few it does.  Initially, I was going to just reblog someone’s post regarding this topic, but decided to just write up my own instead.

Now, don’t get me wrong, we are all busy people, we have lives, we have families, but we are a part of a “Blogging Community“correct?  I’m sure you really enjoy it when someone visits your page don’t you?  Doesn’t it make you feel good when someone leaves a comment & compliments your topic, or can really relate to your point of view?  I know it does, otherwise you wouldn’t take the time to blog!  Now, obviously it is not the ONLY reason, (at least it shouldn’t be) but encouragement & feedback certainly does help. 🙂   It’s pretty boring to take the time to write up something, & no one gives any feedback….I mean, where is the fun in that?

So, lets go over some basics shall we?

When you follow a blog, take the time to visit their pages

Do go through & LIKE their posts on a weekly basis (Especially those that visit you)

Also, try not to just LIKE a post…please try to READ it as well (as much as possible)

Please try to leave comments (again, as much as you’re able)

Share posts…Share the love! ❤

Now, my question to you is …

Are you just not interested?  Too busy?

I think it’s a good idea to set aside at least one day a week that you can sit back & focus on visiting & reading thru blogs…it will make it a lot simpler, if you’re not able to check on a daily basis.

You can’t visit everyone ALL the time, but if no one else, preference should at least go to those that consistently takes the time to visit YOU.

I would really like to get your feedback, & hopefully you will READ this post & comment.   It’s a lot more enjoyable if it’s a two-way street, per I am dedicated to write about topics that I feel are beneficial & helpful, & I will continue to do so regardless, but I would really appreciate it if I can get some feedback. Thank you! 🙂

 

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108 thoughts on “Why Do You Follow Blogs Then Never Visit?

  1. I still have not found the answer to the questions in your post. It baffles me that people want want want but are not willing to give. If you want to be read, you must first read. If you want to be LIKEd you must first LIKE. If you want a comment, you must first comment. Nothing beats honest and open engagement.

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  2. Totally with you on this one! I try my best to keep track of the blogs I “follow”. I don’t go through everything everybody writes, but I never “like” something I haven’t read from A to Z…

    There is one point I’d like to add, and I am sure we’ve all experienced it. I totally understand how people can go through a post, not necessarily reading all of it, and appreciate it. But some people just “like” to “like”… I’ve noticed posts that got “likes” within the first minute they were posted. And I mean around 1000 words posts, not a single picture with a one line comment. I do appreciate the support, don’t get me wrong, but I think it is just not representative in the end…

    Very interesting post… I really “like” it 😉

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  3. I agree. I am trying to visit blogs I’d followed every time I have few things to do. Sometimes, I even leave comments if I have something to say on the posts but sometimes, I just have no words to give but I make sure that they could still feel my presence by liking their posts or by trying to leave a message on their other posts. 🙂

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  4. Here here !! just to let you know I agree totally with you, and it does take time, as my community has grown so have the hours I need to go through my mails and reader, but I do enjoy it, it’s like having a education everyday, I learn so much, and love to hear the opinions of others. great post
    Brooke

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  6. Well said.. Sometimes I think about the same.. Actually I also get busy and miss posts from people. But when I do it I read and react the way I feel it. Good post. I think this may make some sense to a lot of people. Well said.

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  7. JLH, u raised the genuine question regarding the blogs which we follow 🙂 I guess to implement this suggestion i should weed out a bit and spare more time for each blog. I try to read more than two recent blog posts at least for the blogs i follow, but miss many posts due to different time zones & schedules. but will try to implement more. Thank you for sharing my post here 🙂 keep blogging dear 🙂

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  8. I agree with you. We´re very fond of becoming follower of a blog because its just a second and a click but many times don´t really follow it because of time, priorities,… And perhaps it´s more than 1-2 hours per week.

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  9. Yeah J you are so right. Lately I’ve been so busy but once in a while I do stop and read the various posts of blogs I follow cuz it’s very important and it makes us feel appreciated and our work makes sense. Thanks for the post.

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