There are so many people who do the follow/unfollow thing in blogging, and sometimes it can get seriously annoying, I mean anyone ever had one of those people who follow and unfollow you about 100 times just to get you to follow them? Yep it gets a little boring and tiresome, to the point I usually want to block them, because I’m so friendly like that. However there are people who I follow and sometimes when their content just doesn’t speak to me like it used to or maybe I’m just not their target audience anymore.
Now I might sound like a bit of a cow, or maybe I’m just coming across as a snob but I promise there is a reason for unfollowing. I don’t just do it when I get bored, or as a happy past time, there is always some sort of reason. We all do it at some point, whether it is celebrities, friends, brands, pr companies, any of them, we have all done it.
It is important to remind people that I am never the type of person who would want to go out and offend someone, that isn’t me, I do take other people’s feelings into account, however I sometimes have to put myself first, I have to do what is best for my own mental health and my own happiness.
Sometimes I unfollow people because I am just not inspired by their content any more. I like to follow people who I am so inspired by and keep me on my blogging toes, that is nothing against the person that I have unfollowed, it might be that we have different niches or different audiences. I still respect the person that I have unfollowed and appreciate their work and talent that they have for writing.
Sometimes I unfollow people because we genuinely never talk, and I don’t expect every single person that I follow to speak to me all day everyday, although it would be fabulous right? But I would probably run out of time to do things like eat, drink, sleep and spend time with my husband. I like to feel like I can relate to the people I follow but also have a friendship with them, which for me is incredibly important.
I have before unfollowed people because of the way that they are with people, one person would constantly lie to people about certain things and would always get caught out on social media, other times people were genuinely rude. Now I know that there can’t always be positive vibes everywhere and I respect that because there always has to be some negativity in the world, however because of my mental health I try to surround myself with as many positive vibes as possible. I am on the path to recovery, I don’t want people calling each other horrendous names in an argument, I don’t want constant negativity all over my feed, but there is always a need for balance, no one can ever be 100% positive, I understand that there will be times when people get down and that is also okay.
It is important to remember that if someone unfollows you, as hard as it might be for you, don’t take it personally, sometimes people have their reasons, sometimes people don’t relate to you anymore, sometimes people just don’t feel inspired by you anymore, and that is okay, but don’t let that affect your goals!
To the people who I have unfollowed, I’m very sorry if you have taken it personally, it wasn’t my intention, you’re an incredible person, blogger and you are going to go onto great things. I wish you the best.
What are your thoughts on unfollowing? Have you had these types of things happen to you? Leave your response in the comments!
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