Friday, 24 March 2017
Is It Weird To Follow Your Own Blog?
This is a question I've been pondering for a while.
I've seen fellow bloggers do this with their own blogs on Bloglovin' (albeit via their personal accounts) & for the life of me, I can't understand why. Is it to bump up their follower count? Is it to keep an eye on how their blog posts look once they go live? I don't know.
I'm also asking this question because I've been considering doing the same thing with my own blog. Whilst I do have people following my blog on Bloglovin', I also have people following me under my personal profile. At a time where I would like to gain more activity & reads from Bloglovin', the fact that people are following just me & not my blog is a bit frustrating, even though my Bloglovin' follower count remains the same regardless. I've also seen my blog come up on Bloglovin' (on occasion) when I've begun following someone else's blog & I won't lie, I have been tempted to hit "follow" just for fun. However, for some reason it just doesn't quite sit right with me - it feels a bit narcissistic. That's just my prevailing thought though, take it with a grain of salt.
So here's what I'd like to know...
If you're a blogger, do you follow your own blog on Bloglovin' or any other blog-related social media? Why have you done this? Is there any benefit to be gained from it, or is it more a case of quality control?
(P.S. If you aren't following my blog yet, then what the hell are you waiting for?)