I have a lot of people who read my blog that don't "follow", subscribe, or comment. In the blogosphere we refer to them as "lurkers".
I know this because
1.) Family & friends talk to me about my blog posts frequently when I see them in person and
2.)I publish my blog to my personal facebook profile and often get "likes" and comments on there regarding said blog posts.
At this point in my blogging career, it doesn't bother me that people lurk more than not. Mainly because I get a lot of feedback from other bloggers, and I see people enough in real life that give me my blogger affirmation. That being said, there are still days that I put my heart and soul into a post (and sometimes a lot of time) and see very few comments posted. This makes me have a very big :( [tilt your head to the left, that's a frown]
Now, since I know you all would like me and every other one of your favorite bloggers have :) [to the left with your head, that's a smile], My friend Kim, from A Little Bit of This and That, and I are going to have a little series on how to give good blog love.
HOW TO FOLLOW A BLOGGER BLOG:
There is usually a Box in the sidebar of the blog that says Followers.
This box makes the blogger feel loved.
Click the Follow button.
It will have you log in using an account. This can be a Google Account, a Yahoo account, etc.
REASONS WHY WOULD YOU WANT TO BE A FOLLOWER?
1. It tells the blogger: "I like your blog, your ideas, heck, I like you."
2. It is a requirement for many giveaways that bloggers host. Who doesn't like free stuff?
3. It will add it to your Blog Reader (we will cover this later)
4. It makes commenting easier (we will also cover this later)
Feel free to ask any questions in the comments, and I will try and answer them to the best of my knowledge...and watch Kim's Blog for tips on Wordpress Blogs!