I think everyone that has a blog or an Instagram account has gone through this. I am talking about those accounts (or people behind the accounts) that leave comments with “follow for follow!” or “follow me and I’ll follow back!!”.
To those people, let me be very honest: you’re a pain in my ass and just plain annoying! Seriously, I’m not even going to apologize for saying this, because it’s exactly how I feel.
I get it, you want to get followers, you want to be famous, be the next it blogger. But quite honestly, you’re just annoying the fuck out everyone. Sure, you’ll get some followers, but are they really people who follow you for you, for your content and your hard work? Or are they just following because, just like you, they just want to get numbers, to be able to say they got followers.
The thing that bothers me the most about this isn’t that you want followers. I want followers too, but I don’t want someone to follow me just for that, I want my followers, my readers, to read my blog, follow my Instagram, because they are interested in my blog and respect my hard work on it. Writing a blog isn’t as simple as writing something and clicking a button, it actually takes hard work, hours of writing, constant inspiration and research.
I truly find that those who constantly post that kind of comment are just plain disrespectful (and annoying, did I mention annoying?). I check every single person who likes my picture or writes a comment on Instagram, same with comments on the blog. But I only follow if I truly like the content they have. If I don’t follow you it doesn’t mean that you suck, sometimes it just means I’m not interested in what you write or your pictures don’t appeal to me – which doesn’t mean you suck, it just means you cannot please everyone.
Seriously, if you want followers, stop posting harassing people to follow you and start creating good content! Anything you write about will interest someone and those are the people you should be aiming at – those who truly, genuinely care and like your blog/Instagram.
I hope I don’t offend anyone (too much) with this post, it was just something I needed to get out of my chest!