Blogging

Unfollowing Bloggers

Did WordPress just unfollow me from the best blogger ever?

Yes, it did.

Don’t worry I obviously followed back.

I don’t unfollow bloggers, especially amazing ones. So WordPress can you kindly not unfollow me from anyone ever again?

Thanks. I’d greatly appreciate that.

Blogging

WordPress Party

So after NaNoWriMo is over and school winds, I’m going to throw a party on WordPress every day.

I’m going to be in your face, in your space. It’s going to be great.

What I mean is recently I haven’t been reading, commenting, and interacting as much as I’d like so I want to read, comment and interact more. I blame university more than writing for this. You should too. University severely cuts down on my time to care for my blog, which makes me so sad.

But I promise that in December, you’ll be seeing a lot more of me on your blog. Or blogs. Maybe even your dashboard if I can get my life together and post more frequently.

Unfollow me now if you aren’t keen on this wonderful WordPress party.

Blogging

The Bane Of One Blogger’s Existence

School is the bane of a blogger’s existence.

Below are some sad but true things that will probably happen once the curse starts tomorrow.

I’ll take even longer to reply to comments.

I apologize in advance. I’m going to be without WiFi during my commute. Then I have lectures that will stretch on for a few hours. At least I have everyone here to keep me sane.

The quality of my posts are going to decline.

As if they’re any good now. I still want to blog, even if I won’t have nearly as much time as I’d like.

I will be a bad blogging buddy to have.

So ditch me now. Unfollow me already.

Blogging

What It Means If Someone Follows You

Obviously I am referring to WordPress followers (not stalkers) and basing this post on my personal blogging experience. Anyhow, some of this will probably be applicable to other social media sites that involve followers or following others.

If someone follows you on WordPress (as well as other sites like Twitter or Tumblr), you can assume it is because of one, a combination, or all of the following:

  • They like you.
  • They like your voice.
  • They like what you have to say.
  • They like how you say what you say.
  • They hope you will follow them back.

Let’s break it down, shall we? Actually I will break it down while you nod your head in agreement and read the rest.

They like you.

An extremely common reason why someone would follow you. In fact, some of your followers might be people you know. Maybe even people you know well. Most likely if they follow you, they like you. As a person. As a friend. As a guy or gal who sometimes says interesting, funny things.

They like your voice.

This one is more applicable if you have a blog. Your voice matters. There is something special and unique about it. And people want to read or hear more. What’s more, the more you use your own voice (not a fake intimidation of a random dude), the better. So keep blogging, keep writing, keep sharing. There’s no harm to it.

They like what you have to say.

Even if they don’t like what you say, they respect or appreciate what you say. End of story.

They like how you say what you say.

This matters. How you say what you say has a huge impact on whether a person clicks the follow button or moves on to someone else. Say what you like, but your tone and attitude is more important than your actual content.

They hope you will follow them back.

In some cases, this is the worst reason to follow someone. However, I can’t tell you how to live your life. And I certainly can’t tell you how to live your virtual life.

We have reached the end. All I ask when you follow someone is you at least think about the reason why you’re clicking the button. Or even why others follow you. If you think about it hard enough, you’ll begin to realize why you don’t follow every blog in the world and why some bloggers don’t follow you back. Profound stuff, huh?

Tweeting

Twitter Sins With Real Life Equivalents

It’s difficult to come up with an accurate title for every blog post. I can’t always be perfect. Although I must admit the title “Twitter Sins With Real Life Equivalents” isn’t half bad if I do say so myself. Anyhow, I know this post is a bit different from my usual ones focused more on writing and/or blogging. Just wanted to switch it up a bit to avoid boring you. Enjoy.

Spamming someone with DMs, short for direct messages.

More like texting someone one too many times.

Following someone only to un-follow them later and re-follow them shortly after.

This is equivalent to dating someone, breaking up with them, and making up with your him or her.

Spamming your followers by sending tweet after tweet with a few seconds in between each.

Real life scenario: never shutting up.

The above aren’t exactly sins. If only they were…