Book Blogger Confessions is a meme that allows book bloggers to discuss issues unique to what we encounter in the blogging world. Every 1st and 3rd Monday of the month we will post a question and invite you to answer, comment and discuss opinions and different views.
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Question: Following: How do you follow blogs? Do you use Google Reader? Are you on an e-mail list? Are you more apt to follow people who have less followers? Would you follow a blog to enter a contest? What makes you unfollow a blog?
I use Net News Wire in conjunction with Google Reader. New News Wire is nice because if I read it on my phone it also marks it read on my mac so I don’t have to go through it again on my computer. I have all my blogs organized into folders so that I can easily find my favorites and remember things (i.e. people I met at BEA). That has been incredibly helpful.
I will not follow any blogs through email. I get enough email as it is, I don’t want to add more.
As someone who doesn’t have a ton of followers I am definitely more likely to follow people who have less followers, but I also have to like what they have on their blog.
I pretty much don’t enter any contests, on the few I do enter I am usually a follower already anyway.
I haven’t had anything pop up that makes me immediately want me to unfollow a blog but when I clean out my reader I will unfollow anyone who has stopped blogging, I will look at the post history on my reader (usually 20-25 posts) and see how many I have starred, if I haven’t starred any than I look through the posts to see if anything still appeals to me, if not then I will unfollow, I will also unfollow if all I see are contest after contest with no content.