Why I don't do 'follow for follow'

9:50 pm

Hello beautiful people!

I never started this blog to gain a high level of followers (and make profit from it). I wanted this blog to be a space for me to share my views, thoughts and spread some mental health awareness amongst people. Of course I like love it when people follow, don't get me wrong, but that's not my goal. I am still a novice when it comes to blogging, and I'm always learning and trying out new things. 

The 'follow for follow' comments used to confuse me a little at the start. People comment stating that they 'love' my blog and if I want to 'follow each other' then to let them know on their blog... Erm.. Sorry, what? I would have thought that if you like somebody's blog that much you would follow it anyway.. Because you want to see what they post (not as a way to get more followers for yourself). Secondly, if I liked their blog back I would also follow it; I wouldn't need to ask or find the need to let them know. Correct me if I'm wrong, but that's what I thought blogging was about. I never thought it was a sort of 'competition' or race. 

For me personally, I want someone to follow my blog if they like what I post and actually read what I post. That's what blogging is about, RIGHT? What's so fulfilling about having followers that don't read what you post anyway?

As I post about mental health/sensitive issues, it bothers me when someone clearly without reading the content will comment to purely advertise their blog/giveaway/ask for a follow. Leaving a link to your blog is great, I love that, but, the problem arises when that's the ONLY reason for a comment. I always check out and often comment back on my commenters blogs anyway, so you don't have to worry about that. And naturally, I'll follow if I like it.  

Sorry if I have offended anyone, I was sharing my personal view.

Lots of love,
Ayesha xxx

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  1. I totally agree with this! We even added a little polite note to above our comments box but people still leave those type of comments. WAH! <3

    Tara x

  2. I totally agree! It's a little frustrating when someone has only commented for their own personal gain. That's not what blogging is about.

    - Liz


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