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. leadership2mommyship Mar 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 Mar 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 Mar 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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  2. braddahr Mar 11, 2017 / 2:01 pm

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

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    • VictorsCorner Mar 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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  3. Tikeetha T Mar 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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  4. Nehemiah Project Mar 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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  5. Gabe Burkhardt Mar 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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