Bloglovin’ announced this week that they were holding a competition for users to enter. The top three accounts currently under 10,000 followers who gained the most followers this month would get a prize consisting of a feature on the Bloglovin’ feed (which we assume is like the pop up boxes you see at the top of the list of new posts when you log in) and a feature on their blog.
It’s caused a little bit of drama in the blogging communities, because as many people have said, we are often told that blogging shouldn’t be all about the numbers, but here’s Bloglovin’ saying the opposite.
The thing we found quite strange was the target of blogs under 10,000 followers. Even some of the big, full-time professional blogs that we love don’t have that many followers at the moment! If Bloglovin’ was truly looking for the up and coming blogs with hidden talents, then perhaps setting the starting limit super low (like blogs under 1,000 followers?) would have meant that more people would feel like it was achievable. There is also the risk with setting such a high level that there could be bloggers who might buy a bunch of Bloglovin’ followers to get that valuable exposure on the site.
If you’d like to enter (and what do you have to lose by signing up?), then head over to the Bloglovin’ competition page here. And if you fancy following us, well, we’d quite like that! You can find our Bloglovin’ page here.
What do you guys think of this? What target would you have set for “up and coming bloggers”?