There are bloggers who are angry with some of their followers because they are not there for them on a regular basis.
Now, in my case, I am not going to be angry with you if you did the following things:
- Did not read every blog post that I published.
- Did not leave a comment in the comments section of my blog.
- Did not press the Like button on one or many of my blog posts.
Even though I love it when people peruse my blog posts, leave valuable comments in the comments section of my blog and press the Like button on one or many of my blog posts, I am not going to be perturbed by the lack of any of those things.
Because I blog for the sheer fun of it and not for the approval of others.
Therefore, I would not take out my frustration on any of my followers (My followers do not deserve that sort of thing).
After all, I look upon followers as real people and not as numbers.
Also, there are reasons for the way in which our followers interact (or not interact) with us.
Not Everyone Logs In To Their WordPress Account Daily
The God’s/Goddess’ truth is that bloggers log in to their WordPress accounts at a time that is most convenient for them.
Therefore, it would be unfair to get angry with a follower (or followers) for not checking out your blog post as soon as it is published.
A genuine follower will find the time to check out the blogs of all of those people that he or she is following when they are logged in to their WordPress account.
So, you and I will have no choice, but to wait until they are able to find the time to check out our blog.
There are people who are still reading the blog post that I posted last week (the same applies to those blog posts that were posted weeks before) and I am still receiving Likes and comments on them.
I have faith that my followers will eventually find the time to check out the articles that I posted (And, there is a high probability of your followers doing the same for you).
Therefore, I will exercise patience in the area of my followers checking out my blog posts.
Do make a mental note of the fact, that those who are logged in to their WordPress account around the time that you posted your article, will be in a much better position to respond it in a timely manner.
All Bloggers Are Not Disciplined
Yes, my friend, it is a fact, that not all bloggers are disciplined (They are not fully devoted to their blog).
And, it does not take a rocket scientist to figure out that undisciplined bloggers are in the habit of neglecting their blogs.
So, if undisciplined bloggers are great at neglecting their own blog, there is a very high chance of them neglecting your blog too.
Blogs, on the whole, are not important to undisciplined bloggers.
And, some of our followers are going to fall into the category of, “Undisciplined bloggers.”
Not All Followers Are Genuine
It is a sad fact, that some of the people who are following our blog are not genuine followers; they have followed you for the following reasons:
- With the hopes of you following them back and unfollowing you later (Because they are into increasing the number of their followers by any means necessary).
- With the intentions of trying to sell you something.
- With the intentions of spamming your comments thread (I have had that sort of thing happen to me; a blogger would say something that is in broken English — something that makes no sense in my comments thread and when I click on their name, I am forwarded to a business-related blog).
Unfortunately, there are followers who possess some type of ulterior motive.
However, we should not allow those deceptive types of people to spoil our day.
People Do Fall Ill
Unfortunately, people do fall ill (Life is like that sometimes).
Many years ago, a woman told me that she lost a lot of her followers when she fell ill (Due to her illness, she was unable to log in to her blog for over a month’s time).
Apparently, some people were under the impression that she had abandoned her blog; which led to it being unfollowed.
So, my friend, it is wrong to assume, that people who have not logged in to their WordPress account for the time period of one month and over are no longer interested in their blog (It might be true for a lot of bloggers, but it is not true for all bloggers).
And, I highly doubt, that any blogger would appreciate being unfollowed by their fellow bloggers because they were ill for a lengthy period.
There Are Bloggers Who Are Following Too Many Blogs
Oh, yes it is true!
Currently, there are a lot of bloggers who are following too many blogs. They genuinely believed that they were capable of following all of those bloggers.
Do you think that it is feasible to follow two thousand plus bloggers?
Come on, that is utter madness!
We can barely handle two hundred followers with ease, much less two thousand followers.
There is an old saying that states, “The road to hell is paved with good intentions.”
A blogger may have the intentions of following one thousand bloggers to only learn (which is usually via the hard way) that they are unable to keep up with the pace of following such a large quantity of bloggers.
Therefore, the number of bloggers that we choose to follow should be comprised of a number of people that we can easily follow and interact with.
Some Bloggers Are Merely Passing Through
Not everyone who creates a WordPress.com account is going to stay indefinitely.
There are bloggers who have chosen to try out WordPress.com; their intentions are to gain a bit of blogging experience before they make the leap in the direction of the self-hosted version of WordPress (WordPress.org).
Although some of those people enjoy following you, they will not be following you forever, because they have future plans of blogging elsewhere (And, we cannot get angry with someone for wanting to blog elsewhere; the most that you or I can do is enjoy their company while they are still with us).
And, in some instances, those bloggers who have moved on to the self-hosted version of WordPress would remember our blog’s URL and pay us an occasional visit.
So, some of our followers are:
While this whole issue of followers can be a very complicated one, I am not going to be too hard on them.
Because they added a bit of diversity in the area of human nature (They helped us to learn what types of behaviours that we can expect from people).
I genuinely believe that people come into our lives to teach us certain things and when the lesson is over, they make their departure from our lives.
So, we might as well interact with our followers while they are still around.