From now on I will NOT PUBLISH comments that only ask for following (and only that). I'm getting all these comments that say:
- 'Wanna follow each other? xxxxxxxxx'
- 'Follow me I follow you' <3
- 'I love your blog. Let's follow each other'
- 'INTERNATIONAL GIVEAWAY ON MY BLOG!!!!!!!!! FOLLOW ME!!!!!
- 'blog of xxxxxx TWITTER INSTAGRAM FACEBOOK BLOG PASSPORT DRIVING LICENSE ADRESS YEARBOOK' (you get the picture, right)
- ..... and so on and so on and so on
I'm sure you have all been getting these comments, but personally I'm getting really tired of them. I don't post that much, so I guess some of you that are more regular bloggers are getting even more of them! When I started blogging I can't remember one single comment like this but now the whole blogsphere is full of it. What happened to ACTUALLY READING other people's blog and try to write a nice comment about the post you have seen? Blogging is not my job, so I'm not desperate for many followers (that just follow me because I follow them), I'd rather have 2 REAL followers than 5000 that don't bother to read my blog THANK YOU VERY MUCH :)
Of course I have also written comments on other blogs that I may not have liked that much but I hoped that they would come take a look at mine. I bet every single one of you did that. Like I'm 100000% sure. But I always read the post and try to make a nice comment (except when I really don't like a post, then I won't bother and write NOTHING instead of 'follow me'). I also have no problem WHATSOEVER with you leaving your blog address or asking me to follow you (in a polite way), if you comment on the post that you (supposedly) just read (or if you have something really cool to tell me but it has nothing to do with my post OF COURSE you can tell me :p). But honestly if you write something like 'follow me' (even in a polite way), I probably won't do it, just because I think you shouldn't ask for followers but you should gain them.
Ok. That's the end of my rant, but I really needed that off my chest :)
So come on, who dares to write a comment .... :)
ps and to end on a positive note, here is a beautiful, happy picture!