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My comment on The Art of Following a Blog

on October 16, 2014

I don’t even now how this got on here but I was reading the http://dailypost.wordpress.com blog titled The Art of Following a blog. This was my comment on his posting. It wasn’t meant to be a reblog as I don’t know how to do that. But here it is so if you’d like to check out his brilliance please do so. 😃

I enjoyed reading this and I’m always following and reading blogs. I find the WP community very supportive and I started a blog kindness train on my corner of the blogosphere. I wanted to help and support new bloggers and it gained me and them some followers, which is awesome!!! I’m all about paying it forward and it felt good to do that. I think in the end we all just want to be read, heard, and understood. Or maybe that’s just me.😉 Thank you for writing this, great blog that has me thinking this morning. 😊

The Daily Post

Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, your blog: pitch a tent anywhere on the web, and the expectation is that people will quickly line up to give you a (virtual) high five in the form of a “follow.” I see it often enough in our own Community Pool posts here at The Daily Post: “Follow me and I’ll follow you back!”

It’s pretty clear what the followed blogger’s supposed to do: keep posting stuff that others enjoy reading. Be a gracious host. Ensure posts are readable. But what about the follower? Is there a job description for what happens after you click on a blog’s “Follow” button (or Follow Blog Widget)? Here’s some food for thought.

Don’t expect instant reciprocity

You shouldn’t take the plunge if you don’t want to read new content from the person whose blog you just followed.

When you follow a blog you’re making a light…

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2 responses to “My comment on The Art of Following a Blog

  1. LindaGHill says:

    Thanks for re-blogging this! It’s got me thinking too. 😀

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