Friday, November 5, 2010

Book Blogger Hop

Book Blogger Hop



This week's question comes from Vicki who blogs at The Wolf's Den


"What are your feelings on losing followers? Have you ever stopped following a blog?"


 I really don't have many thoughts about losing followers. I do know that it is always a possibility, but everyone has different tastes... and what one person might like, another could hate. So I have no hard feelings over someone that decides to stop following my blog. Whether or not something is entertaining is all in the eye of the beholder.

I personally have never stopped following a blog, that I started following. I also don't follow every blog right off, I make sure the blog is something that I am going to visit regularly before I commit to following it. 

That is my answer for this weeks Book Blogger Hop... What's Yours?

23 comments:

  1. Hi, Mary! Old follower here. Love your layout! All "sparkling" :D

    -Len of Musings of a Reader Happy

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  2. @Len Thanks so much! Tawni from The Book Worms made my blog :) I think she did an amazing job!

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  3. Happy hopping, Mary! I think losing followers is a natural part of blogging...we lose some, but we certainly gain some great ones, too :)

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  4. I also don't follow people on a whim. That's why I'll be browsing your blog now, and who knows? The sparkles are certainly attractive!

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  5. I think it's important to check out blogs thoroughly before we follow them. I like to look at the posts over the past months to see if I'll enjoy what they have selected. I've rarely un-foolowed a blog so I think that works!

    My name isn't on the linky list because I can't linky's to show up on my computer so my blog hop is here

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  6. Thanks for stopping by...I'm making a return trip. Happy Weekend!

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  7. Thanks for visiting my blog. Hopping over from the blog hop.

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  8. I don't get upset about losing followers. I'm not even sure why people follow my blog in the first place! I'm what you would call a "lazy blogger". XD
    As for my following habits, there's a list of blogs that I will always follow because I like their content or because I'm friends with the author. When it comes to deciding who to follow, I look at reviews for heavy hitting books books that I've read and am familiar with in an attempt to get a feel for how the blogger thinks. If they spout on about stuff that I don't agree with or that I feel might be destructive to society (yes, I really do think this way; and, yes, your reviews do have an impact on individuals, and thus society, so think before you post) I don't follow. I've even stopped following on these grounds. So for me, following or not following is a moral question; do I feel that the way this person thinks and shares their opinions is giong to have a possitive impact on myself and others (I say "others" because to follow is to endorse), or do I think they're full of horse manure.

    Good question, Mary! Really got the ol' brain juices flowing. :)

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  9. Thanks for stopping by on the hop. You have a great blog. Wonderful ideas!

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  10. Stopping by from the hop! I always love the sparkle here :-) You're right, it's a good idea to look through a blog a bit before following!

    Have a good weekend!

    Come see my post at Between the Covers

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  11. Great answers! I totally agree your comments. Everyone has their own opinions and their own thoughts on what they enjoy - so if they don't want to follow my blog its no biggie! :)

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  12. Found you via the blog hop! Love your design! Hope your having a great Friday! oh, I tried to comment on your kindle giveaway but it wouldn't let me... no option? I'll try back again!
    Tiffany @ http://acozyreaderscorner.blogspot.com

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  13. Thanks for stopping by my blog! Yours is super pretty - I love the color combinations.

    And I agree, I know that losing followers is always a possibility.

    Have a good weekend!

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  14. 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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  15. I'm new, so I haven't run into the issue yet, but I don't think I will get too upset - time and persistence and staying true to what you love pays off. If your tastes or a followers tastes change, that that the way it goes, eh?

    I'm new to you this week - great contest!

    Happy Hop,
    Linds, bibliophile brouhaha

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  16. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I'm an old follower but I just wanted to stop in and say hi and have a great weekend:) Your header is really fun by the way, love the illustrations!

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  17. Hopping by. Good answer! Old follower...

    Hope you come by and see my answer!

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  18. Just stopping by from the hop! I love your blog =) It's so cute!

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  19. Thanks for hopping by my blog! I enjoyed hopping by yours!

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  20. Hi! Am hopping by here! You are indeed very sparkly)
    -Orhedea, of Bergamot Book Diary

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  21. Thanks for stopping by my blog! Hopping back to return the favour :) Have a great weekend!

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  22. Hi Mary, thanks for stopping by my blog! :D And I'm an old follower.
    Usually when I stop by other blogs I read a page or two of their most recent entries and decide from there whether or not I'm going to follow them or not. I usually follow if I like their 'voice' and/or the sort of books that they read. Although I don't comment as much as I probably should, I do read every post that goes up from people that I follow.
    Have an amazing weekend! <3

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