Hi everyone and welcome to my little rant! 😀
Being a blogger means, in most cases, that you’re also following some other fellow bloggers and reading their articles. Supporting and inspiring each other is great and there are so many awesome people out there, whose blogs I discovered over the past year and I will continue to follow, eagerly waiting for their next post.
On the other hand, there are also some individuals, who have made me hit the UNFOLLOW button on Facebook, Instagram or on their website for various different reasons and here are 5 of them (the reasons, not the people…I won’t be pointing fingers), which I decided to share with you and see whether you think the same way!
1.Following me just so I can follow you back
Now, this one comes first because it’s driving me absolutely mad! Especially on Instagram this has become a ridiculous trend and is getting out of control. I’ve noticed some people following me 5-6 times over the course of couple of weeks, which means they are just doing it so they can pop up in my feed and I can follow them back. Nah-ah. Not happening. If I notice that you’re doing such thing, I’m blocking you. If you are not genuinely interested in my content, then I don’t want you on my page – chasing numbers is not my thing.
2.Not being honest about sponsored posts
This one is quite the classic and I believe several people have mentioned it previously. Not much to describe here – if you’ve been sponsored to write something (and there is nothing bad about this), then just bloody say it!
3.Being rubbish at your communication with your followers
…and I’m not talking not being able to reply to every single on of them if they are over 500 000, but about the quality of it. Once I asked for an advice a blogger who-shall-not-be-named about a topic I was struggling with and I wanted her personal tips and experience on the problem. She pretty much replied to me to read the manual and use Google. Really? Why did I not think of that earlier…
Blogging is about sharing. If you’re not prepared to have the patience to do it, then don’t bother blogging in the first place.
4.Lying to your audinence
If you make up a lie, your audience will know. You might not think that they remember every single detail that you’ve shared, but they do. And they will unfollow you.
5.Too much blur!
Now, this one goes to beauty bloggers. If you’re showing off your make up of the day or the new product that you’re using, then don’t blur your face to the point of having creamy haze on your hair line as well. You know what I’m talking about – that OBVIOUS filter that makes the skin have 0 pores but in the same time, if you look closely, smudges your hair as well. What’s the point of it? Who are you lying to? The people, who trust you with your reviews and opinion?
Now that my little complaint is over, let me know what are the things that can make YOU unfollow someone! 🙂
And to my fellow bloggers – be always honest with your audience!