8 Simple Reasons I Do Not Follow Your Blog

Why your blog doesn't have many followers.
Reasons I do not follow some blogs

I have found out through my own experience that part of the joy of blogging is having people following your blog, regularly reading your written thoughts and sending you feedbacks through their comments, likes, emails, reblogs etc.

I take it that you too do not mind sharing in the joy of blogging as it were. But as you already know, it is not always easy getting people to follow your blog. And there could be many reasons for that.

As far as I am concerned, here are 8 Simple Reasons I am not following your blog:

1. I don’t even know that your blog exists in the first place.

Your blog does not show up on the first pages when I do specific key word searches on Google. Neither do you leave a trail on other people posts by liking them or putting in some appropriate comments.

Without having any of the above leads to your site, how am I supposed to know that your lovely blog is tucked away in one hidden corner of WordPress?

2. You are not following my blog

I do not mean to say that if you do not follow my blog I will not follow yours. In fact my blog stats show that as at now, I follow twice as many blogs that follow mine.

Just that like an average blogger (I’m not sure I am up to that yet😀), once I notice that anyone has followed my blog, the next natural thing I do is to head to the person’s blog to see what is on offer.

I cannot guarantee that I will follow you back once I see that you have followed my blog. But I guarantee to always checkout any blog that follows mine to enable me make up my mind on whether or not to follow back.

When you don’t follow me or leave a comment or a like on my blog posts, it becomes a bit harder for me to discover and follow your blog.

3. I got to your blog, but your posts care less about my core values.

Sorry if that is you, I will not follow your blog. For instance, I stumbled on a blog one time. I saw that all the posts I managed to read thereon seem to have centred on promoting ‘unwholesome’ sexual behaviours.

I am not judging that blog, but I could not follow it because I did not want to be receiving posts bothering on promoting sexual perversion.

My point is that it is much easier for me to follow blogs whose values I share than to follow those whose values are completely different from mine. Please raise your hand if you are with me on that!

4. The first three posts I read on your blog did not make much sense to me.

Some blogs make sense but the contents are in conflict with my values. Some others I have come across did not make much sense for me to opt in.

Usually, when I encounter a new blog, I would try to read three posts on the site (usually the last three). I may not follow the blog if I did not derive any value reading them.

To follow you, I will have to like at least one of the first three posts I read on your blog. Is that too much to ask?

5. Your picture is not on your profile.

This point may seem inconsequential to you. But believe it or not, it matters to me and to some other WP users too.

I find it easier to follow blogs that have the profile pictures of their authors than the ones that do not have or have inanimate objects instead of a real person’s face. You know that faceless individuals on the internet are usually troublesome. Engage them if you want, but sometimes one would rather avoid them.

6. You did not join any blogging community.

I have found out that by belonging to a specific community of bloggers (on Facebook for instance), I have discovered and followed new blogs. If you do not belong to any of such community of bloggers and actively participate there on, the odds against discovering your blog have just increased.

7. Your blog language is totally different from mine.

Needless to say, English is my blog default language. If your blog is set to another foreign language, I am sorry I cannot follow you. This is because I do not not understand your language, so it is of no use to follow you.

I know one can reset the default language on your WP blog, but that means I will have to spend extra time and energy doing that.

Usually, it is easier for me to move on to other blogs written in English than to be involved in the task of changing your blog language so I can read it.

8. No one has recommended your blog to me yet.

I have followed some great blogs simply because they were recommended to me by some other bloggers. Just like in advertising, word of mouth (or written) recommendations on WP promotes blogs too. That means, at least in part, that I am yet to follow your blog because no one has recommended it to me yet.

Why are you not following some blogs yet? We will like to hear from you.

©CopyRight 2017 | Victor Uyanwanne

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57 thoughts on “8 Simple Reasons I Do Not Follow Your Blog

    • VictorsCorner March 7, 2017 / 7:17 pm

      Really? That’s good to know.
      Thanks for the link you shared. It’s good advice to follow. I was privileged to have set up my gravatar profile to link up my blog from the outset. And I’m glad I did.

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    • Shattered in Him March 8, 2017 / 5:25 pm

      That is the problem I have when trying to click on someone to visit – then there is no link in the Gravatar profile! The people I do follow do not always show up in the reader, so I depend on their profile to find a link or I have to wait until they comment on mine.

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  1. oneta hayes March 7, 2017 / 7:16 pm

    Thanks for saying these things. Very good suggestions. I am guilty of the picture thing. I don’t know how but that is what the Happiness Engineers are for. I’ll try to get with a change Thanks for the prod. You see I am an active blogger; my that I mean I interact with many and form close community bonds. I’d be glad to have you among my friends; therefore, I’m following you. I am already a follower but do not recall seeing you for a while so I must go check my “manage” folders and see what is wrong. Appreciate your post.

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    • VictorsCorner March 7, 2017 / 7:39 pm

      Thanks for reading and commenting. I’m happy that you found the post useful.
      Thanks for the follow and the changes you had to make to be able to see my posts. I already follow your Blog, so I can safely assume that the foundation for our ‘friendship’ is already there. We can build on it by interacting more. Once again, I appreciate your contribution.

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      • oneta hayes March 7, 2017 / 11:29 pm

        Yes, I made the correction in my folder, so I will be seeing you now. Don’t know what happened that you were turned off. I might have mixed you up with some other Victor. I know I have had others. And the picture issue was much easier than I have been dreading for two years! Thanks.

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        • VictorsCorner March 8, 2017 / 5:20 am

          That’s great. Thanks for the effort and the positive feedback too.

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  2. bethherring March 7, 2017 / 9:22 pm

    I like the ideas about blogging and followers in this post! I agree with most of them and it has made me more mindful of the importance of commenting. Sometimes I love a post and fail to let the author of the blog know it!

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    • VictorsCorner March 7, 2017 / 9:30 pm

      Thanks for reading and commenting, especially for letting me know that the post made sense to you.
      Giving feedbacks in form of likes and comments after reading a post is a good practice all of us should imbibe. It is very encouraging to blog authors. I love doing it, and i feel good when I get likes and comments on my posts.
      Thanks for contributing to this discourse.

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  3. Misggrace March 7, 2017 / 9:41 pm

    I doubt I follow any blog community 😂😂.. recommendations please.?

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  4. singleinthesuburbs March 7, 2017 / 11:14 pm

    This is a great post! I have trouble finding blogs I love to keep up with, but when I do I really appreciate having them in my feed. Thanks for sharing!

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    • VictorsCorner March 8, 2017 / 5:16 am

      You are welcome dearie. Thank you for reading and commenting.
      For the blogs you would love to keep up with, you may want to go “manage blogs I follow” through your Dashboard to set your notification parameters. That way you wouldn’t have to miss out on your favourite blogs. I hope that helped.

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  5. theclippedbutterfly March 8, 2017 / 6:32 am

    Nice collation of points..

    I also skip many blogs which do have good content but the text is too presented too congested and irregularly arranged. It requires extra effort to find the pearl in them.

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    • VictorsCorner March 8, 2017 / 5:37 pm

      I agree with your observations. Thank you for reading and commeñting.
      To solve that problem you mentioned, I have been advised to use short sentences instead of very long ones in passing my messages across. And to not allow more than four sentences in one paragraph, and also to use bullet points, numbering etc where necessary. I trust someone else can use that advice too.

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  6. Freedomborn ... Aussie Christian Focus March 8, 2017 / 5:26 pm

    Just before I share Victor why I do and do not follow peoples Blogs, I would like to explain why I have an Eagle and not a Picture of myself in case you stop following me 🙂 but please be assured there is one in my About and a picture of Ron too.

    My opening Story is about Eagles and the whole Blog’s focus is about Freedom in Christ Jesus so I’m symbolically using the Eagle. I use to have a Picture of an Eagle with both Ron and myself on it too but when Ron felt he could not Co – Author with me anymore because of his health and other commitments I had to remove this Picture and I quickly replaced it with just an Eagle hoping Ron may be able to support me again in the future but so far this has not happened, I have thought about replacing it with an Eagle with a picture of myself and did give it a try but have not finished doing it yet.

    To me Victor Blogging is a Conversation, it’s a two way street not just a dead end, I look for Bloggers who feel the same way and seek to encourage and support them. It takes time to Comment and I appreciate very much when others do this on my Blog and when they do they are than become my Priority. When Bloggers are commenting on someone else’s Blog and seem to have the same focus as me I will often visit them too.

    But as they say Victor; “Do unto others as you would like them to do unto you but do it first” so I also join up with Bloggers who show they are interested in what I share with just a Like but as you do Victor only when I’m interested in what their Focus is and I will not follow Cults or those who Mock God and devalue His Creation, promote Porn, use bad language or use joking that puts others down, unless it’s really over the top and unbelievable but still funny, I don’t follow Blogs that are just seeking to sell their products.

    I block those on my Blog who are abusive, Mock God or like the Blogger I had today, they just keep ignoring Scripture confirmation, it’s not about what I think, it’s about God’s Truth which I share with Scripture. I also stop following those who ignore my comments or delete them as they are showing rudeness and disrespect and also those who never visit my Blog even after I have been following and commenting on theirs, they are not taking an interest in others as God tells us to do. I will correct wrong teaching with Scripture and warn when needed but what is the most important is that I pray for God’s leading in everything I do when I Blog and sometimes He leads me to do things that I haven’t thought of doing. I’m also Dyslectic and can’t write fluently, so my writing Posts and Comments are a gift from Him.

    Thanks for listening Victor, I’m very grateful that you follow me and I would be missing some great input if I didn’t follow you.

    Christian Love Always – Anne.

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    • VictorsCorner March 8, 2017 / 6:10 pm

      Thanks Anne for this çontribution. So much wisdom to learn from.
      You don’t have to worry Anne, I could Never stop following you. I appreciate that we share much the same Christian values, our focus being God. You have been a blessing. I am grateful for your resilience and commitment despite the writing challenge you mentioned.
      You are indeed a very strong woman. This reminds me: Happy International Women’s Day.

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      • Freedomborn ... Aussie Christian Focus March 8, 2017 / 6:41 pm

        Thank you Victor your a very Godly, Kind and Understanding Man, you are indeed one of my closest Blogging friends and I Thank God for you.

        There were a few other things that I forgot to mention before and that is I never accept just a Like as a response to my Comments but I do add a Like when responding to Comments on my Blog as you do too and when people follow me I will follow them if in agreement with their focus.

        But with being Dyslectic I don’t worry about Punctuation and Grammar or Spelling and I give others the same freedom, I also don’t worry about how long or short my Comments are, I go with the flow but more importantly I don’t listen when Bloggers run down and Back stab other Bloggers because what they are doing to others they are doing to Jesus and we are to Love as He does.

        Blessings – Anne.

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  7. Gabe Burkhardt March 9, 2017 / 12:45 am

    I followed the link in “Shattered in Him.” I’m a relative blogger newbie, but finding an immense joy in connecting with an active blogging community.

    All of the points you raise are valid, and I’ve seen a big increase in the level of engagement, particularly after taking the time to discover other bloggers communities.

    Thanks for sharing and happy blogging!

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  8. Nehemiah Project March 10, 2017 / 12:10 am

    Great advice, sir. Personally, I don’t use my own picture as I did not find it important to put my image out there. My original idea was that what the Lord has been showing me be the showcase and not my name or face. I am beginning to re-think that, however. Just need a decent picture of this face.
    Thank you for your helpful honesty.

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    • VictorsCorner March 10, 2017 / 5:25 am

      You are welcome.
      Thank you for reading and commenting.

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  9. Tikeetha T March 10, 2017 / 3:28 pm

    For many of the reasons you stated above. I don’t follow blogs that subscribe to hate. I don’t hate or judge anyone so I can’t subscribe to that foolishness. This is a great post Victor.

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  10. braddahr March 11, 2017 / 2:01 pm

    Well… thanks for following my blog. I’ll try not to let you down!

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    • VictorsCorner March 11, 2017 / 2:13 pm

      😀 You are welcome Brad. And thanks for following mine too.
      Sorry if I seem to have put you under pressure with that post. I was only making a little contribution that I hope will enable us have a more fulfilling sharing experience here on WP.
      No need to worry, that I am following your blog already shows that I liked something in it. So let’s continue to encourage one another.
      Thanks for reading and commenting.

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  11. leadership2mommyship March 30, 2017 / 4:55 am

    These are great thoughts, some I’ve considered, others I should double check. And yes as a blogger if I cannot stomach the blog I most likely won’t follow. We all have different taste and values. I’m glad you say this as a new blogger I felt guilty if I didn’t return the follow and truly tried to like a post or two…anyways I have learned. We all have different values and likes–that’s okay!

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    • VictorsCorner March 30, 2017 / 6:02 am

      Thanks for reading and commenting. Yes you are right: we all have different taste and values. However, we still have to learn from one another. Blogging affords us sometime of that opportunity. Thanks for the follow.

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      • leadership2mommyship March 31, 2017 / 6:31 pm

        You’re very welcome, and thank you for the follow too! And I couldn’t agree with you more, blogging is a wonderful community full of open-minded people, at least for the most part. It’s a wonderful way to meet people from all over the world, to share our differences, and I hope to embrace that we are not all alike. That’s perfectly okay. If food were the same everywhere, how boring that might be. 😉

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