There has been a lot of talk lately about followers and blogging, why do we blog and why do we follow blogs?
First of all the reason I started blogging was simply to relay my opinions whatever they were at the time, I have always been the type to write my feelings down to get them off my chest so to say and from doing this I began writing about my friends and family, Just My Opinion was where we started and from that came Jimmy’s Opinion.
Why do I follow blogs? This is an easy answer for me, I follow blogs I can relate to and people that I enjoy reading, there are a number I started following for this reason and feel I have formed a friendship with many people by doing this, sort of like real life, you make friends with people you like and can relate to and you don’t follow those who get on your nerves so to say.
Friendships are formed and some go stale and you drift apart, this holds true for following blogs too, sometimes you find one that you really enjoyed for a while and you made the commitment to follow this person but for some reason when you commented they seemed to snub you and this didn’t happen just once but every single time you commented, the decision to stop following this one is easy because you didn’t feel welcome here, others you made the commitment to follow and got good responses from when you commented and they returned the favor by following your blog too, this is a win/win situation it seems until the comments you get from them are a bit more off color or filled with vulgar language, now I for one understand using a few cuss words but I can’t see any reason to use the “F” word in every other sentence so this is a blog I would not continue to follow.
Now there are others that I made this same commitment to follow and they followed me back and to this day we read each others rants and raves and also the wonderful tales of each others lives, I may not get to each and everyone of the blogs I follow each day but I sure try and I also try my best to comment on everyone’s blog as often as I can and to reply to every comment I am honored with, so if I miss replying to you it’s not because I am being rude it’s just because I got myself busy with life and missed replying for a day or two, I will catch up I promise.
Why are you following me? I hope it’s because you enjoy reading my stuff and I sure hope that you are not following me just to get me to follow you in hopes of boosting your numbers, the followers I have I dearly appreciate and have a friendship with the majority of you, the ones of you I have chosen to follow is because you have touched me in one way or another and I like reading you, for those of you playing the numbers game I hope you get as many followers as you are looking for but expect me to drop off eventually if you haven’t noticed me gone already.
Blogging is a good thing, we share our lives with each other and make friends while doing so, and we put ourselves on the line so to say in hopes of a few positive comments to say we have done well or for some words of encouragement from our fellow bloggers. Thank You to those of you who comment regularly and for those of you who have chosen to follow me I am honored that you chose to join our little family, I added an email subscription box today so if you want me in your inbox then add your email and you should get an email when I post something new, heck I added mine so I will know when I post something new too, now that’s the sign of a committed blogger.
To sum it up Why do we blog? If you blog then you don’t really need to ask this question because you already know the answer, and why do we follow? Same answer if you blog you already know. If you are just looking for numbers and not friends then that is what you will end up with, just a bunch of numbers. If you are seriously looking at finding some good blogs to read that are backed by good people then look at my list of Favorite Blogs on the right side of the page and you wont be disappointed.