I Have To Do WHAT?

So I've been participating in a lot of blog hops lately and have found some really fantastic and interesting blogs out there. I've also found a surprising number of people with an unnatural attachment to cats(you know who you are).

Here's the thing. If you know people have a fixed amount of time to visit X number of blogs, do you have to make it so darn difficult to navigate yours? Some of the blogs made me feel like this guy,
and some of the blogs didn't even have anything posted about the "hop", leaving me feeling like I'd been taken advantage of(and not in a good way). If you know hundreds of people are going to be looking at your blog on a specific date, I think it's your obligation to at least let them know they're in the right place.

Don't get me wrong, there were some wonderful bloggers who acknowledged how valuable my time was and didn't even ask me to follow their blog in order to enter for prizes. I followed each and every one of them. Just so you don't think I'm a total fill in the blank, I also followed some of the more "difficult" blogs because the content was great, and others because OMG! I HAD TO HAVE THAT PRIZE!

I know the idea of hops are to increase your followers, I get it, but you shouldn't piss people off that are visiting for the first time, should you?


Kit Courteney said...

In my ignorance, I'm afraid to say that I don't even know what a blog hop is!

Nicole MacDonald said...

I loved the blog hop Karen did the other week - I got to meet sooo many people :) My fingers nearly fell off for all the typing ;p


Lisa Potts said...

Kit, a blog hop is basically a whole bunch of blogs that get together to do a massive giveaway of prizes, the goal being to increase followers. Each blog lists the next blog on the "hop" at the bottom of their post and you move from place to place until you're done.

Nicole, I enjoyed Karen's blog hop a lot. The ones I'm really referring to are those that give away prizes at each blog.

Rogue Mutt said...

Ooh, I should give away fabulous prizes on mine. Then someone might read it.

Lisa Potts said...

I'd read yours anyway, RM.
; )

Theresa Milstein said...

I haven't participated in blog hops, but I have done blogfests, and if I do, I always post. I think some people forget. Karen Gowen had a BBQ last weekend, where you were encouraged to comment about yourself, and then visit at least three other blogs. It's a much easier system than blogfests. I found some great blogs and got a bunch of new followers.

Lisa Potts said...

Theresa, I loved Karen's BBQ. I'm just sorry I haven't had the time to visit all the blogs that were participating.

Rogue Mutt said...

How do you have a BBQ online?

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