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Sunday, March 20, 2011

Following Blogs

When I first joined the world of Twitter and blogging, I was hesitant to follow anyone's blog because I didn't understand what being a follower meant. Thinking my inbox would be jammed with spam, I avoided following blogs. But now that I've clicked many "join" buttons and have a follow button of my own, I know the truth: Following a blog means basically nothing. By clicking that little button, you've told the blogger, and anyone else to visit, that you like the blog . . . or maybe you want to win something they are giving away. That's it. No e-mails or spam. If anyone should bother you, click unfollow. It's easy.

So why do I care if you follow my blog? Here's why: I hope to join the ranks of published author one day. As someone with novel writing as an aspiration, I sometimes send queries out to agents and editors who are known to search the internet to find out about potential clients. If one should happen to come across my blog, it looks good to have a lot of followers, frequent posts, and even some comments related to the posts. That's it. No spam, and I promise not to bother you; so please, won't you click the follow button? I'm at twenty-four followers and want to grow.

Thanks! Followers Rock!

4 comments:

Rhonda said...

I think there is more too it. As a blogger, I like followers and comments because it justifies the time I am spending - or should I say that hopefully I will one day have enough follower and comments to justify the time I spend. But your points are quite valid too.

Joyce Lansky said...

Thanks for your input!

Jodi Shaw said...

I'm following now as GFC is being kind to me. I'm also friends with you on Facebook. Do you have a FB page for your blog? You really should, it will help spread the word about what you have to share with others.

Joyce Lansky said...

I just Networked and got a FB blog page, but I'm not really sure how to use it. I do know, however, that my traffic has picked up recently. Is it due to the FB page??