Hi! It’s that time of the week again: helpful blogging tips from Abby! And this week, we’re going to talk about how to get people to unfollow or completely ignore your blog!
It’s useful to have a very low amount of followers – all the pros know this – because you need room for the other people who want to follow! Otherwise, you’re just going to have a HUGE number. And we can’t let that happen, now can we? 😉 😉 😉
Post just like everybody else. Readers hate it when you are exactly the same as any other blogger! Eventually, they’ll get disinterested and unfollow. It’s really easy and sure to cut your numbers!
Be the same. Never try to change. Never try anything new. Keep the same design, style, anything.
And never, NEVER try anything out of your comfort zone. You’ll never realize what works and what doesn’t, so you’ll stay at your same level.
Here’s a quick story! Once upon a time, I was subscribed to this blog. The blogger put up a post arguing for an opinion I did not agree with. I don’t get offended often and took it with good grace. That is, until she mentioned a particular person who didn’t agree with her and said some hateful words about them.
She lost a follower that day. The end.
talk about yourself… all the time.
Never stop talking about yourself. Even if the post isn’t about you, find a way to weave yourself in there and talk about what you’re eating for lunch.
New readers aren’t here for you. They’re here for what you can give them. To stop them from subscribing in the first place, don’t give them anything beneficial or relatable to their lives. Just bombard them with repetitive facts about yourself. It’s bound to work!!
have bad graphics
People like pretty things! They enjoy pictures that please their eyeballs! They adore nice, interesting layouts.
People don’t like bright cyan and neon pink all over their computer screen. Their eyeballs hurt from staring at pixelated free stock images. And don’t even mention Comic Sans font…. *shutters*
don’t be consistent
How to not get any followers at all in two easy steps!
- Never ever post.
count on stats and only stats
If you want to serve your followers less and less, think like this: stats don’t represent real life people. They represent COLD HARD CASH. So treat them like it! Mention sponsors in every post, nonstop. Tell everyone in a ten mile radius to follow you and get upset when people don’t follow after they’ve commented like three times on your blog.
keep to yourself
NEVER EVER EVER COME OUT OF YOUR CORNER OF THE INTERNET. Never comment or visit other blogs. I know it might be tempting to take a peek at what other people have to say and maybe even learn from them, but that’ll only grow your audience. Better not to risk it.
Don’t you just hate it when people follow your blog, especially after all the hard work to make them go away. I totally without a doubt wish they would all unsubscribe. *shakes head sadly*