What entices you to click “follow”? What is it about some blogs that make you want to follow them?
There are so many blogs out there that it is just simply not possible to follow them all. And I don’t really mean “follow” by various means like twitter, bloglovin, etc, since those feeds are just so busy that it is really not something I can keep up with. I follow several thousand on twitter and over 600 on bloglovin. So when I say follow, I mean by email. I can only handle getting about 30 or so blog post emails a day before I start going delete happy. So I have to be pretty picky about which blogs I subscribe to by email.
So what would make me subscribe to/follow a blog? Well, that blog would have to have some unique and interactive features so that I would be interested in reading their posts. If all a blog does is memes, blog tours, and reviews, I’m probably not all that interested. But if that blog also does discussion posts or some other interesting weekly feature that I want to participate in, I’ll want to keep track of those posts. I also follow a blog that shares good tips that other bloggers can learn from. So there has to be something above and beyond interesting about that blog for me to truly “follow” that blog by email.
There are different reasons I choose to follow a blog. Sometimes, rafflecopter makes me. Other times, it is simply me being polite because they follow me, I feel obligated to follow back. Some blogs I follow because I am a fan of that author, singer, artist, etc… The other reason I follow a blog, especially a book review blog is because I <prepare yourself> I enjoy the bloggers content! <gasp!> Perhaps the blogger write great reviews that have me laughing my ass off. Perhaps they have some cool features or they host a great meme. And finally, I follow bloggers for the sheer and simple fact that they read similar books as me. If I noticed that the blog review index is full of several of my favorite reads, then I will follow that blog. Oh, and if you like Outlander, just make sure to mention it and I will definitely follow you!