14 thoughts on “The Follow Trains Theory

  1. I love this! I also participate in follow trains and I have had the same experience as you. I’ve also noticed so many bloggers follow you only until you follow back. I truly believe the blogging community would be a better place if we all took the time to actually check out other blogs, read through their posts, and then follow that person simply because we like their content, without expecting anything in return. You’ve made so many valid and relatable points throughout this post!

  2. I am lost for words. Especially the 3rd theory, that probably explains why I get 2/3 emails from the same blogger about following my blog. I could never do that to a fellow blogger. I made a promise to myself, when I first started, that I would interact with others which I have been doing. Thank you for sharing this 🙂

    1. Yeah it’s crazy. Yeah I made the same promise and both of us do it really well 😊 You’re welcome

  3. Interesting, thank you. I have never participated in a follow train, I prefer to find people individually through looking at who comments/likes on things that I do, looking at suggested people to follow, etc.

  4. I agree and I think follow/unfollow is very rude. I’ve mentioned this in a couple of follow trains I have left my links on. When I first started using Instagram I gained followers within seconds and slowly by day they would drop. So, now I’m cautious about following people for that reason.

    1. Yeah follow/unfollow needs to be removed asap. Yeah Instagram is weird for following. Yeah I’m cautious but I’m aware that it’s not everyone so still follow first

  5. Well I tried reminding people that they haven’t reciprocated the love but I think I only looked like the bad guy. You can’t force people to follow back or comment back unless they genuinely want to, even if they did join trains. Isn’t that crazy?

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