Conspiracy Theory | People that follow your blog but don’t engage with you

I think it is fair to say that every single blogger faces this issue ( or non-issue) – some have thousands of followers but only a few hundred engage and some have hundreds of followers but only a few ten engage. Honestly, I don’t actively go looking around for followers – I barely do enough to keep the ones I do have. Yet, I see the follower counter slowly go up day on day – but I don’t see any change in the engagement on my posts. So here are my conspiracy theories about what happens to such followers –

  1. My follow button doubles as a black hole – this is THE most obvious theory. People read my posts, get amazed (duh!), go hit the follow button but ta-da get swallowed into a massive blackhole. Are there any physicists following me? If yes, can you please help me find said black hole, I’d really like to help my followers.
  2. My blog is haunted like in the RING movie – if you haven’t watched the movie, people who watch a videotape get killed shortly after. I think my blog might be doing something similar and disappearing people that visit it.
  3. Aliens disapprove of my blog and abduct anyone that follows it – I can just imagine a disapproving alien reading my posts, shaking his head at the average content and then watching in disbelief as someone hits follow. He probably abducts them to perform tests on these one of a kind type of human beings.
  4. People unknowingly follow my blog, read the content and give up on the blogosphere- This can most definitely be the cause – people look at my pretty blog – hit the follow button – knowing little what they are signing up for – read one post and never return to the blogging world!
  5. My content is like sleeping beauty’s spindle – Maybe my content is like that spindle that put’s people into a deep slumber that they can only awaken out of by true love’s kiss and let’s be honest those are hard to come by.

PS: If any of these are true – I want to apologize to my followers πŸ˜›

What are your conspiracy theories about what happens to followers that don’t engage? WRONG ANSWERS ONLY! πŸ˜€

Like my post and hit that follow button. If you survive whatever horrors that follow, drop a comment below to let me know that you’re okay! πŸ˜€

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85 Comments Add yours

  1. What a fun post! Maybe they win the lottery after following and are off to some cool places next that they no longer have time to blog.

    Liked by 3 people

    1. Happy Panda says:

      Hahhaha! Damn, why doesn’t that happen to us? πŸ˜‚

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  2. Hahaha…these conspiracies are too funny πŸ˜‚

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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  3. i agree with this so much πŸ˜€

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      Righttt? πŸ˜‚

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  4. I totally agree! Although, my conspiracy theory is that they follow my blog to get me to follow back or check out their blog. Then when I post new content they’re not actually interested enough to read it. Kinda sad, I never follow people if I’m not interested in their content.

    Ang | https://loseweightwithang.com

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    1. Shelly DS says:

      Lovely concept. I’m doing the same πŸ˜‚

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    2. https://tamarakulish.com/ says:

      I hate to admit it, but I do the same thing. I feel it’s important for me to follow my inner integrity and only follow those I feel a connection to.

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      1. Definitely πŸ™‚

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    3. Happy Panda says:

      Same, I genuinely like to follow people who write relatable content!
      And even if you don’t really care enough to read all the posts – how about reading atleast once in a while? πŸ™ˆ

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  5. Nehal Jain says:

    Haha lol πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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  6. Matcha says:

    They get inspired to change their life around and end up with monks in Tibet, without access to internet or cell phones. 😱

    Liked by 3 people

    1. Happy Panda says:

      Hahahahah! Omg! Wow, our content is changing lives! πŸ˜‚

      Liked by 2 people

      1. Shahrin says:

        So life changing that people forget about real life. So serene content that you will β€œpeace” is truly available.

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  7. I enjoyed it. I’m reading your blog. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ’ͺ

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Happy Panda says:

      Hahah! Good to know πŸ˜‚

      Liked by 1 person

  8. vaniheart says:

    LolπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
    I like all your conspiracy theories 😈😈😈
    Generally, they want follow back, that’s it. No new, God-level content can entice them enough to engage in postsπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      I knowww right? I used to actually go and genuinely checkout their profiles and engage on their posts. Now I’m like 🀦

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  9. hahaha this made me laugh, such a funny post I loved it!

    Liked by 3 people

    1. Happy Panda says:

      Heheh thank you πŸ€—

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  10. Katie says:

    Aliens. Definitely aliens. (Also, LOL!)

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Happy Panda says:

      Right? Probably siblings of ET annoyed at how we treated him when he was visited Earth.

      Liked by 1 person

  11. imifarm says:

    🀣🀣🀣 I have the same problem. I think it’s that they get trapped on the post that made them follow me and then cant find a way out!

    Liked by 4 people

    1. Shelly DS says:

      Hahaha so like in a daze?

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      1. imifarm says:

        Lol, yes. They are just so in awe of the post, they don’t know how to leave! haha

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    2. Happy Panda says:

      Hahahah! Hypnotized by our content? We are really good at this blogging thing. πŸ˜›πŸ˜‚

      Liked by 1 person

  12. Shelly DS says:

    Hahaha I love this! I agree with your black hole theory. One of mine is that the less effort I put into my blog posts, the more people will enjoy them and vice versa. So I need to put as little effort and time into my blog if I want engagement πŸ˜…

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      Hahaha. Yeah, no one enjoys a well written, edited, beautiful looking post – it’s the shabby ones that catch the eye. πŸ˜‚

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Shelly DS says:

        Precisely! Savages πŸ˜…

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  13. bach says:

    By engage do you mean like , share of comment ? By what I observed about 20% of followers will hit like, 2% leave a comment and if the post is really good and about 0.02% of them reblog

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      That’s true. But what are the rest 80% doinggg? What do they want? πŸ˜›

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      1. bach says:

        Multiple ways.

        1. Cover an outrageous topic and enable a thumbs down that should get more engagements.
        2. Embed a ticktok video in each post. that should get youth hooked.
        3. Or there is always the way times of India notoriously achieved. Insert scantly clad photos

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      2. bach says:

        The was sarcastic …

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      3. Happy Panda says:

        Hahahahah! Will definitely think about this πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

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  14. https://tamarakulish.com/ says:

    Love these funny ideas! I too wish to have more engagement!

    Blessings,
    Tamara

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      I know right? The main reason to write here is for the interactions. πŸ€—

      Liked by 1 person

      1. https://tamarakulish.com/ says:

        😁😁🌸🌸 love them!

        Like

  15. simplyjaneen says:

    πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ I can’t even come up with a witty response because I’m laughing to much

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Happy Panda says:

      Hahaha. Maybe that’s what happens to others too. They literally get ‘blown’ away!! πŸ˜‚

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  16. Hilary Tan says:

    People who like the comments I leave on other blogs but never ever interact with me. A huge pet peeve! There’s a few bloggers that come to mind off the top of my head.

    A high follower count looks good, yes, but not so much when the comments section is practically dead. I try my best to encourage ppl to comment but I admit it’s hard. I’m happy that someone spoke up about this!! πŸ™‚

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    1. The new WordPress update has made it even worse. Liking and not visiting the blog has become mandatory.

      I visit many new blogs from the comment section of the ones I follow. The list of blog responders that can be viewed by anyone at the end of a post is now missing.

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    2. Happy Panda says:

      Hahahahah. Yesssss. Omg! There are a few who constantly like my comments on posts but never engage – what do they want? Such attention seeking gimmicks. πŸ˜‚

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Hilary Tan says:

        I feel like spam-liking 30 of their posts just so they get a taste of their own medicine. But then I would be sinking down to their level πŸ˜“ I purposely try not to give them the time of day but then they end up being even more annoying *sigh*

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  17. Maybe they’re hiding, contemplating on how good this blog is and planning to quit their blogging world out of guilt. πŸ˜‚

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    1. …that they can’t produce good enough content.

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    2. Happy Panda says:

      Hahahahahahah πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ oh man. I wish this were the true reason

      Liked by 1 person

  18. bosssybabe says:

    I can only speak for myself… When I started blogging I was very irregular and I would read blogs that I enjoyed and like them but never comment bc for some reason (and it makes no sense to me now) I was timid and also insecure about my own thoughts and what I had to share… Perhaps I felt like, “why would anyone care what I think?”… But now I find the blogosphere is such a forgiving and open space… πŸ™‚

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      I totally get it. I was the same when I started off. Since it’s all so new, the idea of engaging with other bloggers never crosses your mind. But a few months in you realise that engaging with other bloggers makes blogging even more fun. 😊

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  19. This was an interesting postπŸ˜…. I love ur conspiracy theories. I have to admit I kinda feel the same way too.

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      Right? It’s a common issue that we all face. Had I been more proactive in marketing my blog, I think I’d have had lesser complaints. But my laziness + people just following to get attention = one sad blogger. πŸ˜‚πŸ™ˆ

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      1. I am in the same boat too. I see people reading my posts but hardly one or two people would comment anything. I started this blog because I wanted to interact with people who have similar tastes like me but I get so little interaction that it’s kinda disappointing especially when we put so much time and effort into our posts.

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      2. Happy Panda says:

        Totally get it! Hang in there – I’m sure there are more like minded people – just waiting for us to discover them! πŸ™‚

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  20. mterrazas32 says:

    Lately I’ve notice the people who have started to follow my blog have blogs that are marketing, market their business or something financial related. They only follow my blog hoping to get follower and clicks on their blogs, probably to earn money.

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      Yesssss. Same! So many such blogs. I think a lot of people have taken to blogging during this lockdown to earn a second income. πŸ™ˆ

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  21. Happy Panda says:

    Hahahahah maybe that’s what happens to the other’s – they literally get ‘blown’ away πŸ˜‚

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  22. Omg the ring movie 😭😭 I’ve always been terrified

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  23. PoojaG says:

    The aliens told us to tell you to stop talking about their experiments or there will be consequences…πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      Hahahahah – you’re in cahoots with the aliens? Please tell them to stop abducting my poor readers. πŸ˜‚

      Liked by 1 person

      1. PoojaG says:

        They said that their mum said no πŸ˜‚πŸ‘½

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  24. Maybe they get sucked into the blogosphere like in Jumanji, after they click and they have to stay there for long till you click their follow button.
    Btw your conspiracy theories were hilarious πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚. Some of them might br true though😬

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      Hahaha – I watched the original Jumanji as a kid and it horrified me. I hope my blog isn’t horrifying my readers. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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      1. LOLπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
        I think your blog is really pretty. 😍✨ And pretty things don’t horrify meπŸ˜…πŸ˜‚πŸ˜Š

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      2. Happy Panda says:

        Hahah thank you so much β€οΈπŸ€—

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  25. Hi! I’m so glad you left me a message because your blog is awesome! Can’t wait to see more.

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      Hi! Thank you so much. πŸ€— Your blog is pretty awesome too! Looking forward to reading more posts.

      Like

  26. Haha great thoughts! The other weird one is when someone leaves a comment but doesn’t like the post and yest the comment was positive. Sometimes, there are big disconnects between views/likes/comments too. The funny rabbit holes of blogging πŸ˜‰ Stay well! πŸ™‚

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  27. tanvibytes says:

    Haha, I’ve noticed this too. It also happens on social media (to some degree). I loved the humorous list. XD XD Especially loved #5! πŸ™‚
    My wild theory is that: the following button is a direct ticket to the upside down (from stranger things), and legend says that many are stuck there even today. XD

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      Hahahha! Oh no – hanging out with Demogorgon could be the reason they haven’t found the time to appreciate our awesome content. Demogorgon is pretty needy! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

      Yeah – I don’t get the whole follow for follow concept. I’m sure it works for a lot of people in terms of getting followers but it annoys me.

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      1. tanvibytes says:

        πŸ˜‹haha yes it is! It does get pretty lonely down there.
        Hmm, yeah! πŸ™‚βœ¨

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  28. Mizou says:

    I loved this one!!! πŸ˜€

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ Thank you!

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  29. Lani says:

    I think a lot of ppl are inconsistent (says the girl who’s been too busy this month) and maybe start off enthusiastically by liking and following and then fall off the face of the earth, so to speak. πŸ˜› I know you’re being funny, but I hope you don’t take it personally! xo

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      Heheh no no, I get that people get busy. But I have about 900 followers and get only about 120-130 views per post, 50-60 likes and 15-20 comments. Hence the post.

      Wasn’t meant for friends who get busy once in a while. πŸ€— What’s keeping you busy?

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      1. Lani says:

        Oh, I know. Is that how it read? Oops.

        As far as busy, just work πŸ˜› xoxo

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  30. akshita1776 says:

    Can’t agree more πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Happy Panda says:

      πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

      Like

  31. sakshisoni says:

    Expressed your emotions in a fun way without harming anybody else’s! Fun post! Will try my best not to get lost in the black whole πŸ˜†πŸ˜‰

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  32. The ‘follow’ button is actually a self destruct button and people who click it instantly die.

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