When I read Jenn’s post, it reminded me of all the silly reasons I’ve unfollowed blogs. Since I first started reading and blogging a few years ago, I have a better idea of what I’ll actually read now. I used to follow all kinds of huge blogs, but nobody has time for that. Here are some reasons I unfollowed, with a bonus appearance by my cats.
1. The blogger mentioned how they casually stole something from a shop.
When I read Jenn’s post, this was one of the first reasons that popped into my head. It was the most bizarre to me. If stealing things is so normal to someone, and they don’t see it as a problem, I’m not sure I could feel comfortable with them.
2. Every other post is a giveaway.
I have never won a giveaway on a blog post and it can be time-consuming to enter. All I end up with is following a ton of blogs I’ll never read! On the other hand, if it’s a special giveaway posted on a blog I regularly read, I’m likely to enter and check out the other contributors because they might be something I’d like to read.
3. They posted photos of animals they hunted.
If people want to hunt, that is their choice. I am a vegetarian, so obviously it’s not for me, but they are free to make their own decisions. Having multiple bloody animal photos show up on my feed is not really what I’m into, though. I have hidden people’s posts on Facebook for the same reason. I have some very Southern cousins who like to post that stuff and I am quick to make them hidden.
4. There are lots of religious posts.
Many bloggers I follow are religious and I am in no way upset by their views. When it’s mentioned in posts, it can help explain where you are coming from and your thought process. I don’t read religious-centered blogs, though, so I may quietly step away if every post is heavy with it.
5. They never replied to my comments.
I think this is a big one. If I comment multiple times and get no response back, I will assume you aren’t into being friends and that is totally okay. But I’m not going to put a bunch of effort into following a blog if I can’t connect with that person.
6. There are too many posts about “How to…”
It’s a personal preference, but I like reading blogs to see what other people are up to and for personal stories/advice. I don’t want to read blogging tutorials or tips about beauty/hair/etc in every post. I love personal recommendations, but I don’t want to be sold things.
7. I can’t afford their shopping habits.
A $500 handbag is not in my budget, so I avoid high-priced fashion blogs. Link me to some good Old Navy deals and the rare steal at Nordstrom.
I don’t unfollow a ton of blogs, and I’m happy with my feed as it is. My tastes have changed since I first started blogging, so I expect it to change as I go on.
What are some reasons you’ve unfollowed?