Friday, November 5, 2010

Book Blogger Hop #10: Nov 5-8th

Book Blogger HopThis is a weekly PARTY hosted by Jen at Crazy For Books. It's a chance to discover new blogs and to garner new readers for your blog as well. 

This Week's Question:
"What are your feelings on losing followers? Have you ever stopped following a blog?"
I do get worried when I see the count of followers go down, and I'm still not sure what I could be doing wrong. I think the next contest I have, I probably shall not make it exclusively for followers - hopefully only folks that are interested in my blog follow.

There are several blogs I enjoy reading and commenting on. These bloggers are friends on Goodreads and on Twitter as well. With that level of interaction, I am never going to stop following! Remember, follow me, leave a note here, and I will follow back.
I have occasionally stopped following a blog, though just ones that stopped posting, usually.
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17 comments:

  1. Hey :) You know I totally overlooked the contest aspect of it and it makes alot of sense. I'm with you on the wondering about what I did wrong as well. It's hard with not knowing why.

    I'm off to explore your site. Having a Kindle has totally opened up my eyes to the amazing ebook. Have a fun weekend :)

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  2. I know what you mean. People who interact frequently with you and your blog are usually the ones I have the most fun with!

    Hope you have a great weekend!

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  3. I was too lazy to post the Book Blogger Hop.
    As for my feelings about losing followers - it does feel really bad.Like you, I also feel that its my fault somehow.Next time, I think I will take your advice and not make my contests open only to followers.

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  4. Hi,
    Just following through on the hop :) I love goodreads too (and ebooks)
    Don't feel compelled to follow me, but you are welcome to drop by :)

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  5. Goodreads & Twitter do help to build up the interaction between blogs, make you feel a little more attached to them.

    Jennifer (An Abundance of Books)

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  6. Me too. I rarely unfollow, and when I do it's because I see there's been no updates from the blog for months.

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  7. I have very mixed thoughts on only followers being able to enter competitions. On the one hand why shouldn't people who follow your blog be rewarded? But then again isn't it better to have true followers who really enjoy your blog rather than people who simply sign up as followers in order to enter a competition or giveaway?

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  8. @TheBookishSnob - I enjoy following your blog, thanks for checking mine out!
    @Natalie - You split up your followed-blogs on the reader, I plan on doing that too..Already I have a subset of blogs that I visit often, but I need to enlarge that pool.

    @Misha - I didn't do the hop last weekend..But about the contests, I am not sure yet..still thinking about what is the best thing to do.

    @bookdout - I do follow you now!! Just cause I wanted to :D

    @Jennifer - Familiar faces are always nice to see on your blog..
    @Kah - Good to know!

    @Petty - I really don't know yet - perhaps the ones who follow should have a big advantage over the non-followers in a contest?

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  9. Hi there! Found you through the hop and now following :) I'm just starting to think about purchasing an ereader, so I'm sure I will find some very useful information on your blog!

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  10. I'm always a little bummed when I lose followers but make every effort to
    turn every lost follower into a learning experience so I can improve my
    performance.

    On the flip side, I only stop following people when they give me a reason to
    such as being totally off message or being too controversial in an negative,
    over-the-top way.

    Happy Book Blogger Hop Friday!

    Howard Sherman
    http://www.howardsherman.net

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  11. Hi Deepali, of course you are more than welcome to use the picture on my blog - a happy diwali to you and yours.

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  12. I agree, I'm not one for "unfollowing" blogs either, but if some don't post for a month, I figure they're shutting down the blog or just aren't going to keep it up anymore :( Have a great weekend!

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  13. So good to see all the views here :)

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  15. I love the idea of your e-book blog. I have a B & N nook, but you will also find me with a physical book in hand frequently.

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  16. hey hey! hopped on buy! thanks for your comment on the Quinn series. I am quite tempted to keep reading the series and with your high views on it I will defiantly give them a shot!!!

    Thanks for hopping by to mine! Your blog looks AWESOME btw

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  17. I always feel like just keep doing your thing and you'll attract the people who are into your thing and you don't have to please all the rest!

    Book bloggers are cool.


    Scott Nicholson
    http://www.hauntedcomputer.com

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