8 Simple Reasons I Do Not Follow Your Blog

Why your blog doesn't have many followers.

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

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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 keyword searches on Google, neither do you leave a trail on other people’s 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 check out any blog that follows mine to enable me to make up my mind on whether or not to follow back.

If 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 centered 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 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 a community of bloggers and actively participate thereon, 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 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


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

  1. beatdepression776 Jun 21, 2018 / 8:55 pm

    That’s so funny! I like your bluntness – it is amusing. But you are only saying what other bloggers are thinking. There are all these emails popping into our boxes telling us to get plug-ins in order for us to get our blogs seen by a wider audience but the truth is, as you have wisely stated, most people follow our blogs because we have engaged with them in some way. For me, as a Christian, I also believe that it is dangerous to become obsessed with Likes and Follows and wondering why somebody else has 500 more followers than me. If I am doing what he has called me to do and I am submitting to the guidance of his Holy Spirit, then he will ultimately be the one who draws the right people to my blog and me to theirs. But yes, we have to put the work in and not expect miracles by doing nothing ourselves.

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    • VictorsCorner Jun 21, 2018 / 10:33 pm

      Good to know you found the post funny. I actually see it as a compliment. I know my sense of humour is not there yet.

      I know I can be so blunt to a fault. But then, one has to say something as it is to drive home the point. May be that’s what I did in that post and the feedback has been great so far.

      I agree with you that we shouldn’t be obsessed with likes and follows. But then they are appropriate feedbacks we need to have to show that we are doing something right. Otherwise, we may not know where to improve on more.

      I quite agree with you that God orders our steps and those of our readers. But that doesn’t take away the responsibility of reaching out to others. We often reap what we sow… I believe you got my point.
      On the whole, as you rightly stated we should continue to do what we have been called to do. Our ultimate goal should be to please God.

      Thank you so much for the contribution.

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      • beatdepression776 Jun 22, 2018 / 9:38 am

        You’re very welcome. I love the fact that we are all in our little corners of the world going about the tasks God set us and each job is unique to us. It becomes burdensome when we take our eyes of what we should be doing and start comparing, but when we re-focus what a joy it is to be serving the Lord in this way! I wish you continued success with your blog and further enjoyment in spreading his word. Have a blessed weekend.

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        • VictorsCorner Jun 22, 2018 / 11:55 am

          Thank you so much for the encouragement. Let’s continue to bring pleasure to God through our posts.

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  2. God's Warrior Dec 28, 2017 / 7:35 pm

    Such a great post, Victor and very true. I’m alot liken you when it comes to following blogs or commenting on a post. For me, I love to go to the blog of the person that followed me, find a post, read it, and comment on it

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