Join me every Tuesday as I ask a Fun Question that’s been on my mind. I’ll give you my take, but I really hope you’ll jump in with your answers too, since I’m really curious to know what my fellow readers and bloggers think! So today’s question is…
Why am I unsubscribing to your blog?
This actually has nothing to do with content, frequency of posting, things in common, etc. I’m not going to stop following blogs – I’m unsubscribing to them. Let me explain…
About 6 months ago, I decided to try following blogs via email. I found that just checking in on a list of favorite blogs wasted time – there wasn’t always new posts. And bloglovin hasn’t worked for me for a while, because I followed EVERYONE and their sister on there. So I switched to email subscriptions. But email subscriptions have taken over my inbox. I tried creating rules and folders, but that was a disaster. So I’m unsubscribing gradually.
The thing is, I know a lot of people track their subscriptions closely. I don’t want to hurt feelings – I’m unsubscribing to your blog, but I’m still following you. I don’t really track stats or subscriptions, but for those that do, I imagine you’ll notice that I’ve unsubscribed. It’s not personal, don’t feel bad!
What you won’t be able to tell is that I’m now following you via RSS. I’ve recently (in the past two months or so) started following blogs via an RSS reader on my phone and while it’s still not the perfect system – the perfect system involves unlimited amounts of time to read and comment – it’s much easier for me to keep up and to read on the go. It’s probably not going to help your stats like an email subscription would, but at least this way I’m actually seeing your posts, right?
How do you follow blogs? Do you ever worry that when you unsubscribe feelings will be hurt?