Welcome to Book Hooked Blog! I'm so glad you're hopping by today - please let me know if you stop in because I'd love to check out your blog as well! This week's question is:
"What are your feelings on losing followers? Have you ever stopped following a blog?"
I think it's always a little bit sad to lose a follower. No one wants people to be bored or disinterested with what they have to say. At the same time, I don't blog for followers, I blog for fun (and for books!) so losing followers isn't something that I find devastating. I typically assume that the person doesn't share my taste, which is fine. I'd rather have fewer followers who read my posts regularly and find new books that they love through my posts than many followers who just skim through every now and then.
I have stopped following blogs. I typically go through my blog roll every month or two and delete subscriptions to blogs that haven't been updated in the past few months. I've also stopped following bloggers whose posts I've found to be offensive over a period of time. I don't mean just disagreeing with me - and I don't mean just one post. But if a blogger consistently has a negative attitude, snarks at commenters, or puts down genres I enjoy, I'm typically not going to keep following.
On a related note, has anyone else had a problem with deleting subscriptions from Google reader? There's a blog I wish to quit following that continues to reappear in my roll every single time I delete it! It's like Google Reader won't let me quit reading it. I've not had that problem with any other blogs, but this one is apparently just super-glued to my feed. Suggestions?
Thank you all for stopping by and please let me know you were here! I'd love to have the chance to see your answers and check out your blog!