I’ve always been a nice girl. That nice girl that doesn’t want to hurt anyones feelings or upset anyone. I’m one of those “oh that person followed me, so I better follow them back” kind of people. Every month when I get a new group of sponsors, I always go over to their blog and make sure to follow them on all of the social media links provided. I’m a people pleaser, for sure. But sometimes, being a people pleaser can take over and can cause unneeded clutter in your life. I’ve always had this fear of going through and unfollowing other blogs though. I don’t want to upset anyone or make anyone mad at me. I don’t people to think that I don’t like their blog or worse, that I don’t like them.
However, I faced that fear of mine recently. I bought the amount of blogs I was following through Bloglovin from 1600+ down to 378. I kid you not, it was the hardest and most time consuming thing… ever. It tore at my heartstrings and just made me feel bad. But was I really reading 1600+ blogs everyday or every time they posted? No way. Not a chance. I barely have time to write my own blog posts for crying out loud. How did I rack up all those blogs in my feed? To be honest, giveaways. And now I’m scared to death of entering a giveaway for fear that all that hard work unfollowing will have been in vain.
Anyways, I guess what I’m trying to say is, that it’s okay to hit that unfollow button. You shouldn’t feel guilty. It’s all about honesty and we should be more cautious about hitting that “follow” button from the get-go, shouldn’t we?
Here are my reasons as to why you should put those fears aside and click that dreaded “unfollow” button.
>> There’s no way you read all 1600 of the blogs you follow on Bloglovin.
>> There’s really no way for someone to know you unfollowed them unless it’s Twitter or unless they’re crazy and track every single person that follows them. (And that would just be silly).
>> That high number of people you’re following can become overwhelming over time.
>> Are you really “following” them and what they’re doing or are you just following them? If you’re just following them, maybe it’s time to cut the cord and unfollow.
>> The same goes for Facebook friends. Are you still “friends” with people you haven’t talked to since your junior year of high school? Now that’s just silly to me. Clean up that friends list!
>>If they’re not following you and you don’t see a huge purpose in following them, what’s the point? Unfollow!
How do you feel about unfollowing people? Does it tug at your heart strings like it does for me, or do you just unfollow without a second thought?