follow-4-follow

Does a follow on WordPress warrant a follow back? Just wondering 🤔 I’ve just hit 50 followers today on theextraaamile.com (that’s in addition to the 1.5k following me back on the WordPress platform) so yes, people do read my stuff, which is always good to know.

But one thing that concerns me is that ‘Do people follow my blog just because I follow theirs’? If that’s the case, that isn’t good news. UntitledUntitled

When I follow a certain blog/blogger, it’s because I find their content really good and wish to read more of what they write. I’m not much of a follow-4-follow principle. There are some really talented bloggers out there who I don’t follow (by clicking on the follow tab on their page), which does not mean I don’t like the stuff they write, its just that the theme of their blog doesn’t appeal to me (for eg: fashion/beauty/blogs written in regional language etc..) but a few posts here-n-there on their blog which are really good.

A piece of Advice:

Let blogging not be about numbers or mine v/s yours. Leave blogging at least out of the competition, we’re already competing in other fields. Let us do something we love for a change without bothering who reads and how many people follow us.

Write because that is what makes you happy. 😀😀

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7 Replies to “follow-4-follow”

  1. I don’t write for numbers anyway in truth – l write because l enjoy writing. If people read the content and like it, there’s bonus one, if they follow there’s bonus two, and if they comment there is yet another bonus.

    As to the following back, l do follow back if they have followed me – for me it is displaying a courtesy.

    Some people are huge on numbers, or quantity, l prefer quantity over time admittedly. Some blogs have huge followings after a small time window of launching, that’s not my style. If l wrote purely for numbers perhaps after 8 months of blogging here perhaps l should be concerned l have not yet hit 500 followers, but l am not.

    But every one is different.

    I have found many blogs as you have pointed out, may not be something which holds a huge interest to me, however l have a true love for the eclectic and diversity so having a vast follow base which opens up the diversity further is a real enthusiasm for me. As much as not all of my followers will comment or like what l write, the same can be applied vice versa, but there is always the occasional post submitted that will have content that l thoroughly enjoy.

    However we come back to one thing, it is whether the blogger is playing the numbers’ game or simply doing what they love, l slot into the latter.

    An interesting post – have a great day in all that you do 🙂

    1. theextraaamile says: Reply

      Thankyou so much for your insight. That was a comment I didn’t see coming. Thankyou for reading. You have a wonderful day too.

  2. It will be a good give and take sort of thing. Appreciate this and ready to go with the stream.

  3. Absolutely not, Amile. I know precisely what you mean..in fact, I had to review my list of followers few days ago for the same reason.

    1. theextraaamile says: Reply

      Glad we think on the same lines 🙂

  4. Same pinch Savio. Only if I find the content good, do I follow a blog. Thats been my principle from the start. Liked your new space. Well presented 🙂

    1. theextraaamile says: Reply

      Coming from you..means a lot

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