Am I crazy for trying to do a blog hop during NaNoWriMo? I don’t think so, at least not for that reason. I’m a fast writer and things are going good. I give myself permission to do a little less blogging and commenting this month if my novel writing time starts to suffer, but I’m managing to keep up with my Google Reader and still make comments.
So this week’s Blog Hop question is:
“What are your feelings on losing followers? Have you ever stopped following a blog?”
I actually lost a follower today, I went from 250 to 249. But it’s okay. I realize that my blog doesn’t appeal to everyone, that the books I read aren’t to their genre tastes, or maybe they already follow so many they simply have to stop following every blog they stumble across. I’m striving constantly to become a better reviewer, a better blogger, but this might be as good as it gets folks. I love having followers, because I love comments, but I’m not offended if you choose to unfollow. Perhaps someday I will woo my lost little readers back.
As for me, I follow a lot of people. I’ve been a little more discriminating lately as I spend most of my internet time on Google Reader, but I rarely unfollow blogs. I’ve done it once due to a distaste for a blogger’s posts, and a few times I’ve unfollowed a blog if there hasn’t been activity in more than 6 months. But it’s rare. I’d rather do a quick scroll through my Reader and only really read the posts that interest me than give up on a blog. (And it’s okay if you scroll through my posts too!). I do my best to comment on blogs, but only if I really have something to say or if it was post I really enjoyed. During the blog hop I do try to follow some of the more newer blogs, because I remember what it felt like to be new and have no followers. So if my blog roll grows as the book community grows, so be it. Just means less time wasted on Facebook, right?
And now, onto Follow Friday!
And the question this week is:
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