In my recent blog post, ‘Are You One Of The Victims Of This Time-Wasting Blogging Trap‘, I mentioned a subject many bloggers do not like talking about – unfollowing blogs.
In the comments section of the post, I challenged James from the blog PerfectManifesto.com to write a post outlining why he unfollows blogs.
James duly took up my challenge and published a post, ’10 Reasons Why I Unfollow Your Blog.’ Click the link below to read his post.
10 Reasons Why I Unfollow Your Blog
Now I’m challenging you to write a post outlining why you unfollow blogs.
If you’re somebody who has never unfollowed a blog, write a post outlining the reasons why you’ve never unfollowed any blogs.
Include a pingback in your post to this post or my post ‘Are You One Of The Victims Of This Time-wasting Blogging Trap.’
Not sure how to create a pingback. Click here for full details.
Alternatively, copy and paste the URL address of your post into the comments section of this post.
The only rule is that your post must be published on your blog by 31st May 2022.
For every blogger who takes up my challenge, I will donate £5 (up to a maximum of £250) to the British Red Cross Ukrainian Crisis Appeal. Click here for full details.
Think of all the challenges the people of Ukraine are facing. Now think about the challenge I’ve set you that will help me raise £250 to help some of those people.
The challenge is open until 31st May 2022. However, you can still write and publish a post for the challenge after this date.
And if you do not want to take up my challenge, please consider donating to the British Red Cross Ukrainian Crisis Appeal.
Thank you. I look forward to reading your posts.
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28 thoughts on “Are You Up For the Unfollow A Blog Challenge? Help Me Raise £250 For The British Red Cross Ukrainian Crisis Appeal.”
Would love to hear your success story with the “unfollow a blog challenge.”
Thanks so much for linking to my ‘Unfollow A Blog Challenge’ in aid of the British Red Cross Ukrainian Appeal.
I left a comment over on your post about how the challenge went.
Thought that I would drop by before May 31, 2022, on the ‘unfollow a blog challenge.’
The 10 reasons on our post may already have similar reasons as others, but truth is, ‘unfollow’ anywhere is not a popular topic. It is not just bloggers, blog writers, or blog owners – no one wants to be unfollowed.
Your challenge led me through a spring-leaning rabbit hole.
Congratulations on realizing your goal with the Ukrainian crisis appeal.
Yes, I agree, nobody wants unfollowers, but it’s something that happens all the time. Nobody should ever concern themselves that they should not unfollow somebody’s blog or social media account because they may lose a follower themselves. It happens, and I believe it’s more important to unfollow and stop reading content that no longer interests us than to follow somebody just to not lose a follower. When I unfollowed hundreds of blogs that no longer interested me, not only did I feel much better about it, but I gained a lot of time I had been losing on reading content that did not interest me. It was a win-win situation.
Good on you Hugh, this post and the post James wrote was really interesting. I’ve unfollowed a few blogs over the years but I don’t know whether I could articulate why I did so – isn’t that strange? I have certain things I don’t ‘like’ about blogs and posts, my pet peeves so to speak, but it is a different story when it comes to actually following through and ‘unfollowing’. Maybe I don’t want to offend anyone which is a stupid reason – I said it so that you didn’t have to! I applaud your efforts in offering this challenge and your generous donations to the Ukraine cause.
When you unfollow a WordPress blog, no notification is sent to the blogger you’ve unfollowed, Debbie. The only way they’d know you’ve unfollowed is from the sudden lack of comments (and maybe likes), but I don’t think many bloggers worry about it anyway. We all have ‘unfollowers’ and yet we carry on blogging. And if anyone does tackle you about it, then maybe it was right that you unfollowed their blog because of the reasons you did so.
Thank you for also reading James’s post and leaving him a comment. He went into a lot more detail than I did, and I applaud his openness and getting straight to the point.
Drafting a post now. 🤣. This should be interesting- but either way, great cause and fun way to connect. Definitely not my normal. 🥰
Thank you, Cindi. I wanted to give a subject challenge that I know would scare many bloggers off from writing. But it’s great to see that some have already proved me wrong.
Thanks Hugh for calling out my unfollow post – it’s been great reading people thoughts and comments on the subject and I was delighted to read some of the feedback on why people like my writing style!
I look forward to seeing what response you get to this – I’d be particularly interested if there are people who have never unfollowed blogs, I’d love to understand why.
And although I’ve not donated, to support the spirit of getting people to open up about unfollowing (and of course support the Ukrainian people) I will give a donation.
You’re welcome, James. Your post was definitely worth a share, given that hardly anybody wants to talk about unfollowing blogs. It still seems to be a taboo subject that most bloggers shy away from writing about, although I have had two responses so far from Annette and Eileen, who have come to my rescue.
To be honest, I don’t expect to get many (if any) more. As I look around the blogging community, drawbridges have gone up, and nobody seems to be at home. However, I’ve left the challenge open until the end of May, so we shall see how many are tempted to write about a subject hardly anybody in the blogging world will talk about.
I wonder how many would have participated had the challenge been why we follow blogs?
Thanks so much for your donation. I know it will go a long way in helping. And I’ll be donating £250 regardless of how many take up my challenge.
I always love a challenge, Hugh, although I won’t take this one! I admire your quest to raise $$ to help the Ukrainian efforts. I have donated monies through our church and Convoy of Hope as they focus their help and resources on the Ukrainian refugees. Best wishes!
Thank you for already having donated, Terri. I’ll be donating £250 to the British Cross Crisis fund anyway.
You are full of good ideas, Hugh! A very different challenge/approach than when you were donating to the animal shelter! I’ll be sure to check out James’ post.
James’s post is very much to the point, Liesbet. It’s what I like about his writing.
I could tell you the 10 reasons in the comments… lol. I will see if I can make it to write a post but I hope the maximum amount will be reached anyway. Just FYI: I already donated CHF 150 to UNESCO for Ukraine. So, I hope that would make it up a bit, in case I cannot make it on time.
Please do, Erika. And thank you for already having donated. Just between you and me, I’ll be donating £250 to the Crisis fund anyway.
I was sure you would, Hugh! I knew it, because you have a heart of gold 💖
I like James’ straight forward writing style. He doesn’t sugar coat anything!
That’s what I like about James’s writing. He’s straight to the point.
Ha! Fun idea! Will do! I hope I can think of 10. I only require one.
Thanks, Michelle. Even a post about one reason is better than no post at all.
Interesting Hugh, I don’t think I have enough words to write an actual post on this. I did read James’ post and he had some great points. I generally unfollow if a person hasn’t written anything in six months. That’s about it. I have no way of knowing who unfollows me! I should unfollow some though as they are boring and not relevant to me.
Alison, the post can be as short or as long as you like. You’ve mentioned a few reasons in your comment. But I’ll leave it up to you to decide. I don’t want to force anyone to write a post about this subject.
James bought up a lot of great points in his post – many I can relate to.