Thursday, November 4, 2010

Friday Hop!

Book Blogger Hop is the place to while away the hours perusing new and interesting blogs in hopes of finding new ones to follow. This wonderful weekly event is hosted by Jennifer at Crazy for Books.

Every week Jennifer asks a question so we can get to know each other better. This week's question: "What are your feelings on losing followers? Have you ever stopped following a blog?"

Well, I try to tell myself that the number of followers really doesn't matter and that I'm writing because I love books and if others like it or have similar tastes and we can bond over that, great. If not? I have to admit it does sting a little bit to see the Google Friend Connect count go down because I start to wonder if I've lost my reviewing mojo or something. Then I remind myself that in real life you don't normally choose to hang around with people you have nothing in common with. In the blogosphere why would you continue to read the blog of someone you have nothing in common with? As I've been at this a year, I'm just grateful that those people have given my blog a chance at some point in time even if they don't stay around for the long term. As for choosing to no longer follow someone, I generally pick the blogs I follow based on the aforementioned common interest factor so I really don't stop following someone unless three months have gone by and they've written nothing.

And that is my answer for this week. While you're here I'd like to mention a couple of things:

Today is my blogoversary and I'm hosting a giveaway of 4 Historical Fiction novels. Enter for a chance to win in the post directly below this one or by clicking this button in my sidebar:

Also, recently I announced my 2011 Reading Challenge-Chivalrous Deeds: A Historical Fiction Challenge. If you are a lover of history and wish to join the questing you can check it out here


Thanks for stopping by! And now off to hop around.....

8 comments:

  1. Happy Blogoversary! I will check out your giveaway! Here's my Hop: Coffee and a Book Chick -- Blog Hop...

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  2. I like the design and use of colors on your blog a lot-I found you via the hop

    rereadinglives.blogspot.com

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  3. Happy blogiversary! Good selection of HF books as giveaway!

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  4. Congratulations on your blogoversary! I love reading other historical fiction-minded blogs and am a new follower. Thanks for hopping by. We've got some favorites in common!
    Susan from Reading World
    http://susancoventry.blogspot.com

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  5. I'm always a little bummed when I lose followers but make every effort to
    turn every lost follower into a learning experience so I can improve my
    performance.

    On the flip side, I only stop following people when they give me a reason to
    such as being totally off message or being too controversial in an negative,
    over-the-top way.

    Happy Book Blogger Hop Friday!

    Howard Sherman
    http://www.howardsherman.net

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  6. Hello,
    I'm making my rounds on the Blog Hop and Follow Friday too say hello and share the love. I really try to be a faithful follower that visits often. I hope you have a spectacular weekend and Happy Reading.

    I'm a old follower.

    Romance Book Junkies

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  7. Oh what a beautiful blog you have! Happy Bloggerversary too. From the books you've read this year, I see we share some similar tastes.

    Have a great weekend from a new follower :)

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