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FIRST- Thank you to everyone who took the time to check out my blog and follow it, actually thanks to anyone who actually reads regularly or when they are bored at work and have nothing better to do. Hey, I'll take it! haha!
I have been on the fence lately about participating in these "follow me" posts that it seems many are doing to gain followship...is that a word? I have done a few myself and have found some great blogs by it, but after a while, I started feeling straight up dirty for it. (don't you roll your eyes at me girl!"
Here is what I mean, "I am your like newest follower, like follow me back too okay?" Its kinda embarassingly juvenile. Sorry. No, actually you know that I'm not. Stop acting offended, I have lots of blogista friends who participate in these regularly, and it doent make me stalk them any less, its just the way I see it.
I have to ask myself what is more important? Having lots of "followers" or having real people who actually choose to read and appreciate my blog? I know, break out the Kumbaya and hand holding right?! Biotches!
Of course, naturally when I made the decision to slow down on the "Following on Steroids" I noticed a dramatic halt of new followers. Depressing as it is, at least now I am truley excited when I get a new followers. Why? I know that they found Free2bMommy somehow and decided to follow regardless of whether or not, I would follow them. I know, I know, if I dont like them, dont participate, right? Well, I dont want to say that either, because maybe one day when Im feeling downy dumps and start to think my blog needs validation or I need an ego boost, I may decide to jump back on board.
I just don't want people to follow me, because they feel that they have to. WTF is that about? I have seen however some pretty awesome posts that are sort of like these "Freakazoid Follow Posts," only there are no "rules" and it is just a chance to get out into the blog community and check out new blogs and meet new bloggers. <---this makes sense.
So once again, I have torn up and questioned a truly popular practice among "Mommy Blogs," but someone had to say it right? As Danielle from the Real Housewives of NJ put it, "Someones got to be the villain, and I am okay with it being me."