I’m sure we have all read various posts regarding tips and tricks when it comes to blogging and what to do to have a great time while doing it. I thought I would talk a little bit more about a topic that came up recently and actually, Reg posted about what she looks for in blogs and the comments were really interesting and actually inspired me to write this post!
We probably all have a list of things we look at when we visit a new-to-us blog and are trying to decide if we want to follow them or not. I know I do. And Reg’s list is actually almost exactly what I have on my list. The only thing missing is blog design. I love a nice and clean look with bright colors and a pop of color to accentuate links.
But what do we do when someone follows us first? Do we click ‘Follow’ immediately? Is that the right thing to do? Do you consider it unfair if someone doesn’t follow you back?
I think some of you know that I have been part of various forms of blogging for many years now (if we count Piczo, it’s been a decade already!) and have learned a thing or two about various aspects of it.
The biggest is probably about following people back. Whether it be by clicking a button (which is the easiest and quickest thing to do) or subscribing via different methods. I think the biggest mistake I ever made was blindly following everyone back who would follow me on Tumblr when I first started on there.
At some point, I was seeing so many posts that just didn’t interest me at all and I wouldn’t enjoy my time on Tumblr anymore. I ended up spending hours going through all the blogs I was following and cleaning out my list to make sure I saw exactly the content I wanted to see.
That mistake is exactly why I don’t just follow everyone back who is so nice and follows our blog! I visit blogs and have a look around to see if I’m interested in their content and follow if I am. But sometimes I am worried that you guys might think I am not appreciating the love you give our little corner of the book blogging community. But I really do appreciate it a lot!
What do you guys think is the right thing to do? Do you follow everyone back who follows you? Do you think it’s important that we follow back?