Site Title: New Bloggers Please Note

I get a comment on a blog post. It says “Please follow my blog”.

Nothing relevant to my post. Just that one short line.

The same blogger also appears as a ‘New Follower’.

I check out the origin of their blog. Who knows? I may like it, and want to follow.

But it is just called ‘Site Title’.

There are no published posts.

So why would I follow a blog that has no title, and no posts to read?

Answers on a postcard, to the usual address.

76 thoughts on “Site Title: New Bloggers Please Note

  1. It reminds me of the annoying Facebook pages that want people to do a visit for visit. I find this silly and very off putting as no-one reads the posts, they just click to add another view, seems a little demoralising.

    Blog because you want to blog, follow because you want to follow and don’t force others to do it back. That’s my personal opinion.

    Have a great day.

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  2. I had a fellow come to my new blog,follow me and then leave me a comment asking me to go and like all his posts. That was it, that was his comment. Ummm…now why on earth would I do that?! I get what he’s trying to do but he picked the wrong person,haha. I challenged him and we had a bit of a conversation.He told me yes, it usually works when he tries this on other people 😬It boggles the mind!

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  3. I’ve blogged on and off for 20 years and I agree with you. It appears not much has changed by way of following/commenting etiquette.

    This particular site of mine now is a month old. I’m blogging for many reasons really, mostly because I enjoy it.

    Would be nice to see more comments and an active discussion on my posts but I guess that takes time to build on.

    I follow anyone who took time to like my posts from the Reader.

    I comment where I feel necessary like now lol πŸ˜‚

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    1. I just checked, and your gravatar links to your blog, which has content to read. That’s all positive. If you are happy to blog on and off, and comment when you feel it is necessary, that’s fine. As for active discussion on your posts, that comes once you are involved in a busy blogging community. And as you rightly say, that takes time, in my case at least the first five years of my blogging journey.
      Good luck with your latest blog, and my best wishes.

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  4. I want to read calming and inspiring content. There is too much useless stuff here. All this makes me irritating sometimes.

    I encourage the people who are trying to be better.πŸ™‚

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    1. I can’t work out what they are. Bloggers with no-content blogs, asking me to follow them. To what end? I won’t buy anything from them, and they have nothing for me to read. It is up to 25-30 a month now, and I am simply spamming them from now on.
      Best wishes, Pete.

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      1. I suppose there is some kind of exposure for them, but as you say, why bother if they have no content of their own? I don’t spam them, but that’s only because I don’t have the time and energy to check each one out first. Bah humbug. 😦

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          1. Hahaha, perhaps πŸ˜€
            The thing is, they buy accounts with a certain numbers of followers and then market themselves like they have big audience. Simply trying to show off some fake credibility for the products or services they sell

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  5. I much prefer the blatantly obvious than those who tell me mine is the best blog they’ve ever read, ask me if I would like to blog for them, and then go on to tell me that he/she will share my blog with the world along with a link to some male enhancement formula.

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  6. Agreed. I blog for my own enjoyment and if others like or follow that’s great. I won’t lie, when I get a new follower I get an ego boost but I would never ask. If you write entertaining and engaging posts they will come. Stay well!

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  7. Pete, I’m not new at blogging, have been off and on for years. I would NEVER have the audacity to do that. It’s just plain rude if you ask me.πŸ™„ I never follow them or even check out their “blog” because you never know what you might find at their link.

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    1. Yes, I think it is bad manners to do that. As WP has allowed the follow and left the comment ‘awaiting moderation’, it is usually quite safe to quickly look at the blog. I get these almost every day, at least one.
      Best wishes, Pete.

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