Okay - I do NOT follow rules well. I just don't.
I decided it was time to figure out how these "blog hops" work - and I have to say, I am not sure I like it.
Basically, you are supposed to post some picture with a link on your blog (so others may link up) and of course- don't forget your own url. People will follow you, and you are supposed to follow them.
Here's the problem - I don't just "follow" people. I only follow you if I like your blog and actually want to read it and comment. I have to relate to you in some form or fashion. So, if you are reading this - I ultimately CHOSE to follow you for a reason.
I just noticed I gained about 2 new followers from this blog hop. They left comments - but I am not sure they even read the posts. I hope you did!
I was asked to join a blog (see comments in the previous post) that was a baby store. I did the right thing and visited the blog, but I do not need a baby store blog to read. I don't have kids. Nor will I ever give birth. I am not going to follow just to "follow." I did the other one - she apparently designs blogs. I am following her - because I could always use more tips.
That's my issue with blog hops. I don't want to increase traffic just to increase traffic. I want people to actually take a moment and CHOOSE to follow my blog because it makes sense to them.
I hope I don't sound cranky. :-$
Besides all of that - I have found 2 classes I need to decide between today - Water aerobics or Hype Nation Fitness (one is .. well.. water aerobics - the other is a hip hop aerobics class) Decisions.. Decisions..
I hope all is starting off well on your Monday. I promise to write about something "real" later. I just needed this disclaimer on that whole blog hop thing I attempted to try. Not my cup of tea, if you will....
Until next time