This is a rare “non-story” like post
It’s not hard to spend a lot of time reading blogs on WordPress. You type in some tags/keywords and off you go. I only browse my tags every week or two but you can spend hours scrolling down the “Read Blogs” tab. It’s sorta like how you can spend hours on Facebook (w/ less focus on narcissism) but everyone has something different to write about and most people write with a heart (in their own way). What do I mean by that? Many bloggers do not put their names/identities on their blogs. With this sense of anonymity, they can be “naked”. They write with little censorship and can express themselves however they choose. But I digress.
Usually if I find something interesting, I’ll leave a “like” or a comment. After that, I will often go to their home page and scan to see if I like their general types of posts. If I do, I hit the good ol’ “Follow ” button. Usually visiting other people’s blogs will automatically give you an extra visit since they will come visit you to check you out. Sometimes they will even give you a “follow”! Always exciting! There have been a few times I wonder if people are just following me just because I followed them. After all, we often feel obligated to reciprocate when people show a “likeness” towards us. I wonder how many actually followed me for that reason? At first, I felt that same obligation but I only ended up adding blogs I found interesting. Some people follow me and I never hear from them again. Must be the strong silent reader… Though it’s obvious that less than 20% of my readers actually tend to write comments.
While it’s totally irrelevant, it’s a question that I thought I would throw out there. Do you tend to only follow blogs you find interesting? Or do you sometimes give people a reciprocated follow? Be honest!