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I just wanted to take the time to say “hi” to all my new followers that I have gotten recently either from the blog hop or the blog carnival, or from just browsing around! I was shocked at how fast the numbers went up!
I also wanted to take the time to explain my “following” policy and tell why or why not I may not “follow” someone and their blog. I know that some blogs require you to follow them in order to get into a contest or that some people expect a follow back if they follow you. These things are fine for them, but I view things a little bit differently.
I want people to follow my blog because they want to. Not because I required it, and not because anyone forced them to. I want them to follow my blog because they like it and want to read more. As far as requiring people to follow as a requirement for contests etc. I do not require that because I do not think it is necessary. Again, if someone wants to follow me, I want them to do it, contest or not. I am not saying that those bloggers who do this are wrong, not at all, this is just a personal opinion and I wanted to explain it.
As far as doing a “follow” for a “follow” I will sometimes do it depending on the blog. If I like a blog I will follow it. Sometimes I choose not to follow a blog, not because I do not like the person or they have a bad blog, but more because it’s just not something I have tastes in. If there is a blogger that blogs about crafts for example, I may not follow it just because I do not have an interest in crafts.
I also really love to read blogs. If I follow every single blogger out there, then I will not have time to read the blogs I really want to read. It would take more time to sort through them all and get to the ones I really do want to read and want to keep up with.
If someone does take an interest in my life and my blog and I am not already a follower I do follow them. I will take an interest just as they did with me.
I also do not follow blogs with swearing and inappropriate content.
I hope that you all understand what I am trying to say and that I have made it clear. This is totally my own opinion and I respect other bloggers who do it differently. Again, thank you all to my loyal readers who always comment and make me smile, and also to those who are new I hope you find this blog to be helpful, uplifting, and fun!