I see so many people dedicate a blog post to goals. What do they want to achieve this month, how are they going to get there etc. And I really admire people who do that! For a brief English-minute I did consider doing it myself. But then I came to my senses. I am not a person who works well with a list of goals, printed in black and white (or which ever colours) – it would just be sitting there, mocking me. I think it would stress me out and probably even take away most of the fun from blogging.
Though, I did have one small goal: reach 300 Twitter followers by the end of July. I know were only like half way through, but I was so happy the other day when I saw how close to my goal I was: 286 followers. I then figured I’d Tweet and almost beg for more followers, okay let’s be straight, I didn’t almost beg. I begged. I even used the Puss in Boots, because who can say no to those eyes! Over the last few days, I’ve seen an increase in followers, which is absolutely fantastic – and I’ve now reached my goal!
But I’ve also seen that the numbers are going the wrong way. Thanks to the app: Who Unfollowed Me?, I can see that there’s a lot of people who play the infamous follow-get followed back-then unfollow-game.
That “game” prompted me to do a summer clean of the people I follow. On my blog. On email. On Twitter. Everywhere. Now in all fairness, I don’t expect or demand people follow me, just because I followed them. To me that’s not why I follow anyone. I usually follow people with similar interests, or content I enjoy. But it is somewhat disheartening and annoying seeing people unfollow, as soon as I followed them. I know some people block the ones that’s done that to them. I’m not taking it that far. Personally, I just don’t feel like that’s people I want to interact with and thus, I won’t continue to follow them.
I have seen similar thing with my blog followers. But aside from manually comparing who I follow, to who follows me and then look at the timestamps, I don’t know how to track that. But I think it’s a shame when people do it! Especially because the blog community is so giving and awesome to be part of, so I really don’t understand why some are doing things that way. I don’t mean that hitting “follow” means you’ve pledged to follow that person for forever and a day. We all change and so does our interests, but I just don’t see that happening within say a few days.
What’s your thought on the follow/unfollow thing? Do you do it? Have you noticed people doing it to you? Do you have a list of goals, or do you take things as they come?Comment and let me know.