About Me is a feature on Lola’s Review where I talk about me. Usually these posts are everything that doesn’t fall under any standard header, like blog tours, book blitzes, cover reveals or review. About Me posts usually are about books, but are more personal discussions of a certain topic. If an About Me post is about a non-book topic it gets the non-book content posts tag.
Today I want to talk about following other bloggers. Lately I’ve been trying to spend at least an hour a day visiting other blogs, now usually I just go through my bloglovin feed and when something catches my eye I click on the link. I usually click open a few links, somewhere around 5 or 10 then I go visit those posts and comment when I come across a post where I feel like commenting. Then I go back to bloglovin and continue through my feed until I opened a few links again etc. Now it happened a few days when I went through my whole feed of new posts and thought I want to visit more blogs and that got me thinking about how I find new blogs to follow. I define blogs I follow as following a blog through bloglovin or social media.
How do I find new blogs to follow?
Usually I am not actively searching for new blogs, but I do encounter new blogs somedays. Usually this happens when a post or blogger itself catches my eye somehow. Here are the most common ways this happens:
- Someone shares a link to a blog post. I spend a lot of time on social media and sometimes a blogger shares a link to a post by another blogger or someone retweets another bloggers post. If the post catches my interest I might follow the link and land on a blog I haven’t encountered before. If I like what i see I might consider following that blog.
- I meet someone new. Sometimes I meet someone new, usually on social media, and decide to check out their blog and if I like what I see I decide to follow their blogs.
- Someone follows my blog or one of my social media accounts. When a new person follows my blog or one of my social media account and I notice it is a blogger I might check out their blog.
- Someone leaves a comment on my blog. I always try to comment back, so if someone leaves a comment on my blog I go to their blog to comment back. Most of the times people who comment are bloggers I know and already follow, but sometimes it’s a new blogger and then I check out their blog and sometimes decide to follow them.
- Links to another blog in a post on a blog I follow. When I find a link to another blog or blog post in a blog post i am reading on a blog I follow I am usually tempted to check out the blog or post they are talking about. Another exmaple of this is how some bloggers list in their Sunday Post or recap post interesting posts they came around on the blogospehere, I usually try to visit those blogs or posts as well if the topic sounds interesting to me.
- When participating in memes. Mainly this oen applies to the Sunday Post, some sundays when I have timeto spare I like to check out which blogs are linked up for the meme and stop by some blogs, sometimes I discover a new blog to follow through that.
- Co-hosted memes. When a blogger I follow co-hosts a meme with another blogger I am tempted to check out the blog. For example I already followed Because Reading is Better then Real Life and when I decided to participate in her Coyer Summer vacation I decided to check out the blogger she was co-hosting it with: Fantasy is More Fun. And now she’s one of my favourite bloggers.
What happens when I actively try to find new blogs to follow?
I find it more difficult to find new blogs when I am actively searching for new blogs to follow, but on the other hand it’s easier as well as I am actively trying to find new bloggers. I usually go visit some blogs I know and check out who comments on their blogs or I check out their blog rolls and see if there’s a blog that catches my interest. Last week I came across a post where someone listed some of their favourite blogs, so I just clicked on all of them and found some new blogs to follow. When i am actively searching for new blogs to follow I am usually searching more for lists or places where I know I can find many bloggers and check out their blogs, where when I am passively searching for new blogs it’s more on a small scale.
So my question to you is: