Good morning friends! I have a little something that's been driving me crazy, and since those of you that read my blog I consider friends, you'll understand where I'm coming from. When I first started blogging, and joining hops, I always wrote, (follows back) I did it for a few weeks, and realized, it really wasn't the smartest thing to do. I realized that most people were only following me to get my follow back, and the more I thought about it, the dumber it sounded. I was going to follow back ANYONE that followed me, what if I really didn't enjoy their blog, what they wrote or who they were? Since I was new, and really had no idea how it worked, it sounded like a good thing to do then, but it really wasn't.
After a few weeks, and following blogs I really didn't enjoy, I stopped writing (follows back) I decided that if people like what I write, or have to offer, they will come back. Like in the movie Field of Dreams, if you build it, they will come. It's sorta like that. If you write it, they will come. I'm still learning a lot, but have learned that some posts get more views than others. They all get viewed, but some days there are a lot of page views, where other days not quite as many.
I have made a few really great friends on here, and have honestly learned quite a few things by talking to other bloggers, and reading a few things @ FTLOB. This is an amazing blog! They have a little bit of everything, but that is another post! :) If you are new to blogging, and need a few pointers, and want to join in hops or gain followers, read this. The lovely ladies at For the Love of Blogs really have it going on! What they write really makes sense, and I enjoy and appreciate what they do for all of us bloggers.
Thank you Ashley, Lindsay, and Vic!
With all of this being said. When I get comments, I'm following, follow me back, you can bet your as@ , that I'm not going to even look at your blog. Sorry, I'm just being honest. It's rude, and leads me to believe you didn't even read what I wrote. You came to my page, hit the follow button, and left your message. I'm sorry if this seems rude, but I love my followers that come by and check out my page and leave me messages that I know they read what I wrote. If you are just looking for followers, you really aren't in this for the long run. When I follow a blog now, they are blogs that I love, and enjoy going back to. I may not always leave a comment every time I visit, but I've been there over and over.
I know this might upset some of you, but that's not what I'm out to do, and I'm sorry. I'm here to make new friends. Others that have the same things as me in common. People that love their families, kids, crafts, photography, sports, cooking, cleaning, blogging, fun, and life in general. Life is to short not to have the things in it you LOVE, especially great friends!
Have a great Hump Day my beautiful friends! I love you all! ♥ BJ