Here’s a few of my thoughts s-p-e-l-l-e-d o-u-t.
If I follow your blog, it’s because I like it and don’t want to miss out on reading each post, although I can’t promise to get to every single one. I would really hope that anyone who follows my blog feels the same way.
Don’t you just hate the classic “I love your blog, you look beautiful, follow me?” comments. I don’t bother. If you DO love my blog then I will find you on my follower list, if not then chances are you don’t give a sh*t about my blog after all.
I’d like to think that I’ve made some friends through blogging and it all started through commenting on each others posts. There are some blogs i regularly or semi regularly comment on and hear very little/ nothing back. If I really like the blog then I may take it a little personally but continue to follow but comment less and in some cases I just give up.
Admittedly I have unfollowed some blogs. There are varying reasons ranging from I’ve lost interest in your content to I’ve lost interest in your content and you are posting far too often. Some bloggers you connect with immediately, some really grow on you. That’s certainly been the case with me. I’d like to think that I come across as warm, friendly, approachable and if nothing else, frank. I’m real in any case, warts and all.
My blog name does me no favours, I know that, but I’d rather risk putting off snotty people than pretend I’m cool when in fact (****newsflash****) I’m not. So I think if I called my blog something like ‘Sophie’s streetstyle’ or something attempting to be normal I would (maybe) have a larger following and readership but it would be somewhat false as those same people may not want to be associated with the way I present my blog now. That’s just fine by me.
My blog is for me. Its what I want to publish, not what I think you’re going to like. (well, mainly).
What I really want to say is thank you for bearing with me, showing your face on here and taking a look at the stuff I post. It’s really appreciated and I never dreamed there would be so many of you.