I follow 240 people on Twitter, 190 blogs on Bloglovin’, and 92 people on Instagram. Do I read and see every tweet, blog post, and picture everyday that they post? No I see what happens to catch my interest when I am online which varies day to day and with time zone differences I am sure some people’s tweets barely ever make my radar.
Each of those people though at one time or another did something to catch my interest and I wanted to know more. I wanted to have a virtual part of that persons life or online persona.
The thing though is that people change, what interests me when I joined Twitter in 2011 is not necessarily going to interest me anymore. If I know that people are always changing then I should not feel bad when I unfollow someone.
Yet I do.
I feel like I am committing an internet sin to click that little button and say I no more want to see and hear what you are offering. If what they are offering no longer resonates with my life though than I should step away. I should not be bored, frustrated, or annoyed with what I engage with online as that is time I could be using for something else.
So no just because at one time I followed you does not me I have to follow you forever.