How To Get Me to IGNORE Your Blog:

I’ve complained about this in the past a few times, but as I continue to gain followers, it’s becoming a bigger and bigger problem. It just happened again a few minutes ago.

That problem is disingenuous… fakefollowers who jump on the blog, hit like on 10 to 15 articles in under a minute in the hopes that I’ll follow their blog. They clearly can’t read that fast and don’t care one bit what I’ve had to say. They’re just using others to give their blog the illusion of popularity.

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Social media and it’s fake friends mentality. Barf! I don’t operate that way. Love me or hate me, I’m authentic. If I follow your blog, it’s because it’s insightful in some way and has something to offer me. I reply to all comments here, and will comment in the blogs of others who seem likewise genuine, esp if they actually read my posts too. Fakes though… I deal with enough users in the real world.

As I’ve said when this has come up before, nobody’s obligated to read anything. If you do, fabulous. If you don’t, that’s OK. Even if you at least skim an article because you’re behind on blogging, etc… before hitting the like, I get that too.

Just don’t be a user and try to manipulate me so you can get likes on your own blog. It won’t work and I’d rather have 50 real followers than 1000 who never read a word I write.

That’s the lesson here also; the best way to get followers is to write compelling content.

18 thoughts on “How To Get Me to IGNORE Your Blog:

  1. Beck

    Agreed! But also it’s part of the deal I think. I just try to share my heart at all times— at the end of the day it’s up to the reader right?
    Plus sometimes you never know… Life has a funny way of putting things in front of people’s faces at exactly the right moment. So maybe that new follower didn’t actually read those posts (of course not! like you said— no one reads THAT fast… ok… maybe Jim Kwik 😂)
    BUT… they might accidentally read a post in the future that might help them out.
    Who knows? We just share and let Life do the rest! ❤️

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  2. The Hinoeuma

    Do you get random emails with another blogger asking you to follow them? I get those. I’m like WHO are you and why are you contacting me like this?

    I follow 55 blogs. I struggle to read them all. Luckily, some don’t post every day.

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  3. Re-Farmer

    Not long ago, my views suddenly jumped. Not visits. Just views. All from India. I thought for sure I got hit by something like what you’re describing. Then, a couple of days later, it happened again. Then again.

    Looking at my stats, I began to think that it was just one person, going through a couple of years of posts. Eventually, there was a new follow from India. Sure enough, that’s exactly what it was. One person (hence no jump in visits) was going through hundreds of old posts (causing a high spike in views). They’re done now, and the views have gone back to normal. LOL

    Of course, I had to check out their blog, too – and now I’m following them! I follow way too many blogs, and don’t have the time to keep up with them all, but I try! 😀

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    1. Silk Cords Post author

      I get more views from India than the US anymore, LOL. I think overall, Indian culture values knowledge and exploring ideas more than here. None the less, I get a fair number of fakes from there as well. I won’t reward bad behavior.

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  4. Jenna Kirkpatrick

    Totally! I was online one day and I saw my notifications ping, and as I was looking at it one blogger seemed to be like, like, like, like, like, liking every post on my site. I was like – damn you are breaking every speed reading record in the book Sista! You should study law if you can read that fast.

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  5. Jason Roberts

    I just had this happen to myself this week. Had someone like over 20 of my posts and follow me. Once I check out their blog, there is nothing. Basic set up with spam posts all over the place. It’s beyond annoying and off sets your numbers(that’s if you keep track of those things).

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    1. Silk Cords Post author

      It’s not even throwing off the numbers so much that bother me. If we want to be coldly pragmatic, a like is a like. It’s that they’re flooding my email and notifications with what amounts to spam that I have to sort through to get to real comments. Also, as said, that they’re just using people also; low class.

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