People have been unfollowing bloggers for years (And, people will continue to unfollow bloggers once blogs are still around).
The reasons why people unfollow bloggers will also vary from person to person.
So, without further ado, let us explore the reasons why people unfollow bloggers.
1.) Publishing Content Too Often
Some people will unfollow a blogger because they published content on their blog too often.
And, why is that the case?
Because if they subscribed to the blogger via email, they will receive email notifications every time they publish a blog post.
Also, if the person is a WordPress blogger, they would get annoyed if they saw too many post listings from their fellow blogger on their WordPress Reader.
Where I am concerned, I have never unfollowed a blogger because they updated their blog numerous times a day.
Because I believe that every blogger has the right to update their blog as often as they like.
Bloggers who engage in numerous daily prompts can safely get away with that sort of thing.
Have you ever unfollowed a blogger because they updated their blog too often?
2.) Failure To Interact With Other Bloggers
Believe it or not, there are bloggers who only publish content on their own blog and they have never made an effort to read the blog posts from their fellow bloggers.
Some bloggers have failed to realize that they are actually part of a blogging community (As a result of their flawed thinking, they only think that it is all about them and no one else).
I will admit, that a lot of us follow way too many bloggers (And, due to that fact, it takes us quite a while to interact with those bloggers that we followed a few months ago).
But if you followed a blogger approximately a year and a half ago, and they never made it a priority of theirs to check out your blog and interact with you, they do not truly care about you.
There was a female blogger whom I interacted with for over a year on a daily basis on her blog. She never made the time to peruse my blog posts, leave comments on any of blog posts or press the like button.
What did I do?
I unfollowed her blog!
Other people would lose their minds if a fellow blogger did not interact with them in a month’s time.
If I know that you have been active in the blogosphere and you did not take the time to interact with me during the period of one year and six months, I will unfollow your blog.
Have you ever unfollowed a fellow blogger because of their failure to check out your blog and interact with you during a given time period?
3.) They Discovered That The Blog Was Dormant For A Lengthy Period
There are people who have not updated their blog in over six months. They are the kind of people that make you wonder, “Is this person ever going to return to blogging?”
For the record, there are legitimate reasons for a person having their blog dormant; such as:
- A person who is unable to update their blog due to poor health.
- A person who is constantly travelling around the world.
- A person who no longer has an electronic device to blog on or lacks an internet connection.
In most cases, the dormant blogs in the blogosphere are those that have been abandoned by their owners (The people that are no longer interested in updating their blog with fresh content).
I think that it is okay to unfollow a blog if nothing has been published on it for a period of two years.
People have lots of opinions pertaining to this one and I would not mind knowing yours.
4.) The Owner Of The Blog Made Drastic Changes
There are those instances where a blogger would be posting articles within a specific niche and they decided to switch their niche two months down the road (Some people would take offence to that sort of thing).
What is all the fuss about?
Well, if someone followed your blog because it was based on fixing cars and then all of a sudden, it is all about women’s perfume and makeup, they are going to lose interest.
In my case, I would not unfollow your blog because it changed its direction.
Because I am interested in numerous topics (And, that is one of the reasons why I deal with miscellaneous topics on my blog).
Besides, personal blogs have the freedom to deal with topics of a miscellaneous nature.
Whereas, business-related blogs must stick with a niche.
Have you ever unfollowed a blog due to drastic changes that the owner of the blog made?
5.) They Disagreed With The Blogger
Yes, my friend, there are people who will unfollow your blog because they disagreed with what you posted on your blog.
Do think about this for a moment: do you ever agree one hundred percent with whatever a good friend of yours says?
Of course not! There would be times when you would disagree with what that good friend of yours says at times.
Unfollowing a blogger because you disagreed with them is akin to severing your friendship with your good friend because you disagreed with their point of view.
Do keep in mind, that people have different opinions on the following topics:
What a lot of us have failed to realize, is that a person has every right to express themselves on their blog (After all, it is their space on the web to share the things that they truly believe in).
I would like to state for the record, that hate speech, defamation of character and racial discrimination are unacceptable things (Things of that nature should not be published on blogs).
Have you ever unfollowed a blogger because you disagreed with them?
6.) They Realized That They Are Following Too Many Bloggers
There are bloggers who will begin unfollowing bloggers if they suddenly realize that they are following too many of them.
Because they know that there is no way on God’s green Earth, that they are going to find the time to visit six thousand blogs.
Some people find it rather difficult to visit one hundred blogs and read the content that was posted on them (Much less six thousand blogs).
It may have started off with good intentions and then things grew out of control; you followed everyone who followed you and now you are having a hard time keeping up with all of those blogs that you followed.
My rule of thumb is to only follow a number of blogs that you know that you will have the time to interact with.
Have you ever unfollowed a blog due to the fact that you were following too many bloggers?
People do unfollow blogs for some interesting reasons.
As you have learned, people unfollow blogs because:
- They get highly annoyed when bloggers publish content too often.
- Some of their fellow bloggers did not take the time to interact with them.
- They noticed that a blog that they are following has been dormant for quite a long period.
- They discovered that the owner of the blog made drastic changes.
- They disagreed with what a blogger posted.
- They came to the realization that they are following too many blogs.
Please let me know what you think of those reasons for unfollowing bloggers.
And, most of all, thank you for reading!