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*click on the title for the answer to this week's question*
"What are your feelings on losing followers?
Have you ever stopped following a blog?"
Hmmmm. I actually have two sets of feelings about losing followers - my initial reaction and the feelings I have once I've thought about it. This was something I tweeted about I think a month ago. I noticed that one moment my GFC said one number and then it would be different. My initial reaction was "OMG what did I do that someone doesn't want to follow me?" My mind would start going through the posts and reviews I'd recently done, thinking that I must have done something wrong. I LOVE Twitter because I got on and asked other bloggers what it meant and I really appreciated the replies I got. It's from those replies that my second set of feelings come from. If someone stops following my blog, it doesn't automatically mean that I did something wrong. In fact, it may have nothing to do with me and more to do with the follower. They may have stopped blogging, they may be sorting through their lists or even shock horror, they actually don't like my blog. There's loads of reasons. Although it does drive me nuts with not knowing, I try really hard to not let it make me doubt myself or how I run my blog. Funnily enough, just before I saw this question I saw that I lost a follower on my book review page. Of course first reaction was "Oh crap what's wrong with my reviews" but it was quickly followed with "Nothing Belinda. You write great reviews so don't let it bother you." People like what they like. If someone doesn't like my blog and decides to unfollow - I wish you luck and thank you for visiting. For those who do follow me - I really do appreciate your support. I love blogging and you guys make it fun :)
Do I unfollow? Nope. Do I visit everyone I follow? I try DANG hard too. That's part of why I love memes because it's structured in a way that I can visit and look around. Would I unfollow in the future? I don't know.
Week In Review
I bravely, with a huge dose of crazy, signed up as a participant for the NaNoWriMo challenge. I have no idea what's going to happen BUT I'm going to give it my best and hopefully be that one step closer to completing the series I'm writing. So cross your fingers. You never know until you try right?
I'm also in the second week of my book buying ban and it's TORTURE. But for all the difficulty I have in not caving, the Book Gods have been generous and I've been receiving books from other sources. It takes the edge off. Now all I have to do is quit going to Walmart to look at the books :s
PostsAuthor Spotlight - LM Pruitt interview and reviews
Memes I took part in
In My Mailbox - Sunday
Teaser Tuesday - Tuesday (lol)
Waiting For Pay Day - Thursday (you can find that meme here)