Thursday Thoughts – Fake Followers??

Now… don’t get me wrong… I am NOT trying to insult or offend anyone – I am merely wondering aloud – something I do from time to time. I have had a number of new followers as of late. I get numerous follow notifications from WordPress but then never see sign of said new followers again! Just before I pose my theory, let me expand just a little.

WP tells me I have 1657 followers… but, on average I only get about 45 views per day. Let’s just guesstimate… if only 10% of said followers were to pay me a visit per day – that alone will equate to 160+ daily calls. Yes, yes… I know most folk don’t visit daily… or even weekly. However, one would expect to see a larger proportion of said followers calling around more often – right so? I mean… why follow someone you are never going to be involved with again?

OK – so – let’s get to the crux of the matter. What I’d like to know from you – have you also noticed an increase of followers yet no increase in views? Also, do you see new followers who seem only to be selling something? Right… how about we continue with the autumn theme? Here’s a pic we took in Dublin a few days ago…

Onto something I promised a few days ago… here’s the link to the YouTube clip I put together after our Blackberry Harvesting episode… I think you’ll get a smile or three out of watching it!

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30 Responses to Thursday Thoughts – Fake Followers??

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  2. Ryan Garden says:

    I think sadly some bloggers only follow in the hope that you follow back.

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  3. Murtagh's Meadow says:

    You know a new follower is a good one when they also take the to comment. Still over 1000 followers is impressive 😊

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    • aj vosse says:

      Yes… that makes it worthwhile… and interactive! 👍😀👍

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    • Ryan Garden says:

      Do you ever find though that you want to comment on a post but not sure exactly what write. Trying to avoid the “nice post” comment which sometimes feels like a lame attempt interacting.

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      • aj vosse says:

        Good question! No… I will skip along and look for another post where a comment is suited! I’m always behind with my visits to blogs so I will mostly always find something of interest to comment about! 👍🤔😁

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      • Murtagh's Meadow says:

        Yes I do agree. Sometimes all you need to do is click on nice, but other times it is worth a comment

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  4. Irene says:

    I have often wondered the same things. The blackberries look so tasty. 😊

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  5. Sallyann says:

    I know exactly where you’re coming from… If I get a follow notification I used to pop across to the followers blog to see what we had in common, eventually I found that what we had in common most often was money… I had some… And they wanted it… Quite disheartening really.

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  6. Ja ek sien ook die followers follow nie…
    Love die bos

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  7. Hoe heerlik het ek nou saam met julle gekuier in die towerwoud!

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  8. HesterLeyNel says:

    Ja, Ek wonder ook partykeer waar al my followers heen verdwyn. Ek het jou video vreeslik geniet Vossie. Die natuurskoon in daai bos …! En die swing het my groen van jaloesie – ek wil ook daar gaan uithang. Hoeveel dorings het julle opgedoen? Die bokdrolle … 😄

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    • aj vosse says:

      😁😁 Bokdrolle ooral… en ek en seun loop net aan… maar, die swaaier moet versigtig trap… wat is dit met julle dames en die natuur?? 😁😁
      Dis ‘n willewragtig bos… erger as ‘n haak-en-steek SA bos… ons trek nou nog dorings uit!! Maar… wie nie waag nie, wen nie!! Dink net aan al die lekker Kersvees wyn!! 🤣🤣

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      • HesterLeyNel says:

        Dis wat ons brame noem, nie waar nie? Ons het hulle baie gepluk om te eet (nie om te drink nie 🤣) daar in Gauteng. Ek moet gou Margate toe gaan – sal vanmiddag die beloofde foto’s aflaai, so tussen die load shedding deur. Het jy my e-mail gekry?

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  9. Una says:

    Dis darem ń massiewe stomp daardie, AJ. Die bos is nogal dig?

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  10. Rainee says:

    I think that sometimes people might like a post on say, creativity, but next time they visit I might be talking about philosophy so my identity is not all that clear and focused. I also have people who sign up but don’t have a blog of their own so I can’t have a look at their posts and see if we have anything in common ….. I liked your photos today. I took a photo of a building in Dublin that looks just like that one 🙂

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    • aj vosse says:

      Just think… at some point in time we may actually have stood on exactly the same spot – and we didn’t even know it!😁
      For me it’s not so much anything in common… it’s people follow – never to be seen again! 🤔

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  11. I get blogs that seem to be operated by bots who follow me. It’s frustrating as hell.

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    • aj vosse says:

      Thanks Tony – yep, it seem that way to me… something I thought WP caught… seems they’re spending too much time getting woke and not sticking to their basics anymore!

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