Unfollowing blogs. It’s something many of us don’t like talking about and something many bloggers seem to fear. However, one of the best things that will happen when you unfollow a blog is that it will free up your WordPress reader and/or your email box. The more you unfollow the more they will be freed up.
Why should you unfollow a blog and why should you unfollow my blog?
- You don’t like what I have written on my ‘About me’ page.
One of the first things I look for when visiting a new blog is its ‘About me’ page. If there isn’t one, it takes you more than 3o seconds to find it, or the contents of it are not to your liking, then unfollow me.
- My blog links don’t work.
From time to time we all encounter this problem on our blogs. If I find a broken link I will notify the blogger. If it doesn’t get fixed and there are lots of other broken links on my blog (including those in the email notifications you get from WordPress when I issue a new post) then unfollow my blog.
- I don’t respond to your comments.
If you’ve taken the time to read any of my posts and leave a comment then thank you very much because you’ve made my day. However, if I never respond to those questions you asked about my post or acknowledged your comment by way of a like or a response then unfollow my blog.
- My blog is unattractive.
Do you find my blog or posts layouts messy? Are they not particularly nice to look at or hard to read? Then don’t hesitate to unfollow my blog.
- I’ve not published any posts for a long time.
Regrettably, many of us run out of ideas to write about and, after a while, some of us will abandon our blogs. However, if you delve deep within your blog there are a wealth of posts that many of your followers may never have read.
- My posts do not interest you.
I’ve followed many blogs by mistake. For example, I recently unfollowed a blog because the posts were about makeup tips and reviews on ladies shoes and clothes. If my posts don’t interest you then unfollow me.
Never be afraid to unfollow a blog. It will free up valuable time which you can put to better use such as writing, or reading and commenting on the remaining blogs you follow.
How To Unfollow My Blog
The simplest way is to click on the ‘Unsubscribe’ link at the bottom of the WordPress email notification you get when I publish a new post.
WordPress users and those choosing not to receive email notifications should use the following method so they can see a full list of the blogs they follow.
Click Reader (which can be found next to ‘My Sites’ in the top left corner of your blog).
Click the ‘Manage’ button (next to Followed Sites).
You’ll now see a new page that lists all the blogs you follow.
Find my blog in the list and click ‘following’ which should be written in green text.
You’ve now unfollowed my blog and, no, WordPress will not notify me that you have just unfollowed.
Of course, I don’t really want you to unfollow my blog but do consider unfollowing some of those blogs you do follow if you never visit them.
What about you? Do you unfollow blogs? If so, why do you unfollow them?
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