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Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Followers, Why?

You know what I hate - followers that just disappear without reason. Why? What 'da heck did I write to get your panties in a wad.

Please let me know. Perhaps the reason you left will help me maintain my current readership.



Feel as if I've just gotten a butt load of buckshot.

Stephen

54 comments:

  1. Yup, I have that sometimes as well. Poof, just gone. I think it has to do with my winning personality and charming good looks, it scares them off.

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    1. You know, my friend, I bet that's my problem too. Thanks, Bubba.

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  2. People come and go, often for no apparent reason(s). Don't lose any more sleep over it than you have to; your style doesn't seem to have changed.

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    1. Trust me, my good friend, I'll not lose sleep over this, other things in life, yes, but not this silly stuff. Just bugs me as to why. Thanks, Rev. Paul.

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  3. They come and go, keep doing what you are!

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  4. I wouldn't worry about them. You write from your heart, and you write well, not to mention your most important reader (LB) has yet to become a follower, and she will never unfollow you.

    In looking at your last few posts, maybe you offended a crack whore or two?....lol

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    1. It's possible I did offend one of the ladies, not sure. Thank you for the nice compliments and comment. You're a pretty darn good writer too, Sweet Lady.

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  5. It's probably just blogger screwing up stuff again...

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    1. bluesun, I don't doubt it. Thank you.

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  6. Stephen, write for you not for anyone else. This is your blog and if someone doesn't like what you have to say then the heck with them. You aren't going to make everyone happy.

    I get negative comments sometimes, as well as people that have left. So be it. I post what I feel like posting. :)

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    1. PISSED my friend, I often need to remind myself of that very fact. Thank you very much, my friend.

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    2. PISSED my friend, I often need to remind myself of that very fact. Thank you very much, my friend.

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    2. MattMay 15, 2012 1:22 PM

      GBBL, you get used to it. I'm hear to tell ya. You should know this by now. :)

      TO Stephen, phooey on 'em.

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    3. Yep, Pissed is right. People have their own issues as to why they like or don't like or stop liking a blog, but one of the best things about you is that you are authentically you. I don't worry if I lose a reader, but I would worry if I started to become something I wasn't keep one.

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    4. agrilandhergun, thanks, dear lady. I don't worry, like I mentioned I just wonder why...

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  8. I, personally, like to join several (like in the dozens) of blogs at once and then view them over the course of a few weeks, I then "weed out" those blogs that just don't "fit" me. Nothing personal to them, they just end up being mostly about things that do not keep my interest.

    So it is most likely nothing personal to you at all. Just think of it as winnowing the wheat -you get to keep all the "good followers". lol!

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    1. Very true and a good point, Kellie. Thanks, Sweet Lady.

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  9. I've always lurked but signed up to follow you! Hope that makes you feel better! Love your blog. People are fickle, who knows why they dropped out.

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    1. mizdeb, you're a princess, thank you very much and when I get a few extra moments I shall thank you properly. Welcome, and God bless.

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  10. Who knows? Don't worry about it.

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  11. Another POV: Consider that it has nothing to do with you or what you're writing. Spring has sprung, and most of us Blogland Readers are occupied with other things -- gardens, outdoor stuff, graduations, weddings, plus the usual busy-ness of life. For myself, I regret the recent lack of time to keep up with my favorite writers -- including you -- but I wish you well AND healthy, and look forward to seeing what's on your mind when I come to a full stop!

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    1. Christy, I look forward, too, to what's on my mind. It's scary lately. Thank you so very much for reading my scribbles. Take care and enjoy the garden. Wish I had one too.

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  12. Phyllis (N/W Jersey)May 15, 2012 at 2:02 PM

    Stephen ... Maybe they just read and not respond?
    I can't tell you how many I read every day and not write something, doesn't mean that I don't enjoy them. I like all sorts of blogs: funny 'guy' only stuff, guns, homesteading, prepping, Harleys, chickens, news & anything that strikes my fancy. I'm old & got a lot of catching up to do since I retired. I didn't even know what a 'blog' was!!
    Some people just don't want to seem pesty. I know I can be a real pain in the arse sometimes.
    Don't worry about who goes; enjoy your friends - old and new!

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    1. Good advice. Thanks, Dear Phyllis. I too often read and not respond. It depends on the subject. God bless.

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  13. I will always be here to be a boil on your assets.

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    1. And it's nice to have you around, Rob. Thank you.

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    2. And it's nice to have you around, Rob. Thank you.

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  14. I don't always comment...but I am always reading!

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    1. As with me on your farm, Gwen...you have a fine blog and I truly enjoy it. Thank you, Sweet Lady.

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  15. I've noticed that certain people follow me for a very narrow range of topics. If I haven't touched that topic in a while, some go away. I'm not going to change how I write because of it. I'm not a one dimensional person and my writing won't be either.

    You might have the same thing happening to you.

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    1. Very good point, my friend. Guess I don't write of guns and survival enough to suit others but like I've always said, I write about life, the way I live it as a chronicle for my grandchild. Thank you, my friend.

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  16. Sometimes, I think, people just give up blogging, delete their accounts...nothing personal. : )

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    1. Very true, and I hadn't thought of that, so thanks, Dear Lady.

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  17. Keep on keeping on. Like others have said. People come and go. You can't always please everyone. Just keep writing the way you do.

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    1. Thanks, Flier. You are a good friend.

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  18. I'm still here. Busy beyond belief, but I still make time to make sure you're still around.
    I'm hoping to have some free time soon to blog again.

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    1. Well it's about time, Mr. Mudbug. Many of us have missed you. Poor kymber has had to deal with the vapors. Good to hear from you my friend. Thanks.

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  19. They might have found the joy of the RSS reader like I have. That's how I follow you so your stats would show it but not your "followers". When I follow people that way it's only because I can't get a good RSS feed from them. When you follow a ridiculous number of blogs that's a much better way to do so.

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    1. Groundhog, good point. Thanks for stopping by and the great comment.

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    1. And I'm still with you, Warlock, my friend. Thank you.

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  21. I think Kitchen Witch touched on exactly what I was going to say. Some people get all excited about things like blogging and then figure out it's kind of like work. I've had Blogger drop followers, then add them back as well. Add it to the mysteries of life.

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    1. It is work indeed. I have written a post in my sleep. Thanks, Bubba.

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  22. Sometimes people try to follow so many blogs they end up with 100 e-mails every day. If you get busy and miss a couple of days you have several hundred e-mails to go through. Sometimes people just have to weed through them and cut back. ( not that I think you need weeding ) :)

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    1. Nope, I don't weed...answer 'em all. Thank you, my friend.

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  23. I don't "follow" blogs, but I visit yours almost daily. I may not comment often, but I am still here.

    Blessings,
    Southern Gal

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    1. Southern Gal, it's nice to have you. Thank you and God bless.

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  24. Stephen, I'm still here, too! I come by most every day, but don't comment as much as I should. I don't "follow" either, I just check in on the blogs I like whenever I can.
    Am super busy with farm/garden stuff this Spring. Have to water every day due to our drought (tho have had a little rain lately). You and your loved ones are in my prayers for all to work out the way you want them to.
    Blessings!

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    1. CottonLady, I understand and like you I've been awful busy of late too. Thank you for your continued support and God bless.

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