So today, for the first time ever, someone unfollowed me. Yesterday I had eighty followers and today seventy-nine. I'm the kind of girl who keeps a jolly close track of the pageviews, the popular-post-stats and the amount of followers, so I notice these kind of things immediately. (Seriously, it's quite lunatic how quickly I notice things like that.)
Now. Of course I was a teensy weensy bit upset at first, because I've this wish to have 100 followers and now that means it'll take a slightly longer time, but seriously... it doesn't matter. I'm not angry with that follower, because, you peeps...
I have unfollowed blogs, myself.
Well, I have. I don't think there's anything wrong with unfollowing blogs (although I do think it's important to think carefully before following a blog, in order to prevent unfollowing. I used to not do this.) This blog post here explains it in a supravilious way (do read it.) Now that I've experienced a someone-unfollowed-my-blog myself, I can imagine that it might perhaps hurt some people. So here's a message for those people who get hurt (or might) (or have) when/if someone unfollows them.
First of all, hello people-who-get-hurt-(or-might)-(or-have)-when-/-if-someone-unfollows-them! Here, let me wave. *Waves*
When someone unfollows you, it's not like this. (Or not as far as I'm concerned, anyway. And I think I'm a pretty average, normal person when it comes to unfollowing blogs.) It's not like, 'Oh! YEAH. This is an AWFUL blog. I just HATE it. Why did I EVER follow it? I just HATE it. The blogger is downright AWFUL. I'm going to UNFOLLOW. Mwuhahaha.' It's not like that. (Well, if it is, that's not nice, I admit it.)
When someone unfollows you, it's probably like this. Someone will scroll down their dashboard, looking at all the entries of the blog posts he/she follows. Then she (I'll make it a girl) notices that there are several blog posts she just always ignores. And then she'll think, 'Oh - I never read the posts from this blog. They're always just sitting around in my dashboard doing nothing. I might as well unfollow them.'
That doesn't mean your posts aren't any good. It just means that the stuff you blog about doesn't cooperate with the interest of every follower. The person who unfollowed my blog today was probably not a jot interested in Period Drama. That's fine. (Although poor person. A life without Period Drama fun is a very poor life indeed.) For instance, I don't follow blogs who post stuff only about, say, LOTR and Narnia, because I'm not terribly interested in those things. Another example - I used to follow a lot of fashion blogs, just because a lot of blogging friends seemed to follow them (I know, bad reason), and then I noticed I always skipped their posts, because I didn't even have their style and so on. It wasn't the fault of the fashion bloggers - it was me. I just didn't really appeal to it. That's allowed, right? (It should be allowed.) So last year I unfollowed a few fashion blogs. (I still follow a few Vintage-y ones, because they're beautiful for the eyes, and all that.)
So there you go. It doesn't matter when someone unfollows you. It just means, 'Oh look. That was a person who isn't interested in what I write.' And that doesn't matter, because that's life. People are different. It's cool. :-)
I'm fine with it. What about you?
Have you ever been upsetted by unfollowing?
Do you unfollow blogs?