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3 Reasons I Unfollow Blogs And What This Means for YOUR Blog

I absolutely love reading blogs! I find them much more personal than other forms of social media. However, every now and then I unfollow a blog.

As a blog-writer, you might want to know why, so that you can avoid some unfollows.

Allow me to speak to you as a blog reader. Here are…

3 Reasons I Unfollow Blogs

1. The “Close and Accept” button is right on top of the “Follow/Unfollow” button

Let’s start with one that has been an issue for me. This one is an oops! that I’ve done more than I like to admit… 😬

Seriously, who designed this? πŸ˜‚

Sometimes I click Close and Accept, but I also accidentally unfollow a blog.

When I catch it, I instantly follow again. But do know that if you lose a follower, it might have been a complete mistake ~ and nothing to do with your blog! That’s a bit of a relief!

2. They are an ASK-hole 🀭

Askhole. That means the blogger actively asks for suggestions or advice, then gets mad when they receive advice in the comments. Yep. This one actually happened to me!

If you ask a question, expect some answers.

No one likes unsolicited advice, but sometimes blogs do have a question at the end. The “call to action” or “please comment.” Sometimes bloggers add it and forget it. Do remember when you ask a question, and if someone answers it with advice, please don’t reply with snark! You might just lose that follower.

3. The theme/topic changed

Change is good, but there will be a time of adjustment if you change your blog. I follow blogs for specific topics, and if the topic changes to something I’m not interested in, I unfollow.

For example: going from blogging about mystery novels to mystery movies.

So if you change your topic, expect a bit of change in readership, too. This means your follower count may go up and down as readers find you and your new topic.


So, those are the reasons I sometimes unfollow blogs. If a blog is consistent and generally positive, then I’m happy to keep following.

Blogging should be enjoyable, for both reader and writer, and I would recommend not stressing too much about follower count.

I’ve met some really great people through this blog, so I don’t worry about my follower count. Quality, not quantity! This allows me to focus on the blog content and replying to your comments πŸ™‚


What are your reasons for unfollowing a blog?

Let us know in the comments! 😊

Take care and blog on,

MyIndieWriting

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18 thoughts on “3 Reasons I Unfollow Blogs And What This Means for YOUR Blog

  1. The biggest reason I unfollow is when a blog posts way too often. I unfollowed one – it’s been months – that blogged sometimes twice a day. It clogs my inbox and toes the line of spam.

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  2. I think one of the main reasons I’ve had to unfollow blog(s) is when they post like 5 to 10 times a day and at this point, I think the word often can’t even cover such actions. My inbox is filled with lots of notifications and it’s get really overwhelming.

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  3. Great post! I think you’re going to help a lot of people better understand some common reasons why someone might be led to hit that ‘unfollow’ button. I did enjoy #1 though! I’d never even considered that. It is a poor design to have the cookie consent banner and the WordPress follow in the same spot roughly!

    I also agree with you on quality over quantity. I’d rather have 100 actively reading and engaging with my blog than 1000 where only 10 care about the content. Likes and follows are definitely not the best indicators of success in the blogging world!

    I would say the main reason I have unfollowed was spam-like content. There are so many amazingly talented individuals who are writing content worth reading. I want to support them, not so much the person who is going everywhere saying, “Follow me! Follow me!” and not adding anything of value. πŸ™‚ But that’s just my humble 2 cents!

    Blessings to you. Thanks for helping the writing community. β™₯ I wish you nothing but the very best of success in 2020 and beyond.

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  4. I unfollow a blog if they aimlessly wander around, writing every thought that enters their head. Posts must be focused and not too long. Thanks for a great post! Blessings, my friend!

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