What’s with all of the vitamin companies joining my blog as followers?

I’m not sure why a steady stream of vitamin companies are beginning to follow my blog, but how do I stop them?Β  Can I block followers?

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  1. Same here πŸ€ͺ

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  2. Paula Light says:

    Me three, but I don’t care. I’m not going to visit them tho πŸ™„

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      1. I get them too. They can follow all they want but I won’t be visiting them.

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        1. msjadeli says:

          Glad I’m not the only one.

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  3. Just thinking that it could be because of your recent aroma posts.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      may be! that’s probably it

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  4. Six of them following me, Li! πŸ™„

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  5. Sadje says:

    Same with me! Why?

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  6. Me, too.
    I’m thinking. As long as they don’t spam, I give them the benefit of the doubt.
    It may be key-words that attract them – if they are bots. Or it may be people who work for vitamin companies and tell each other about great blogs they found … πŸ˜‰ (yeah, sure, but hey, you never know…) πŸ˜‰
    If someone gave me an eerie feeling I WOULD look to remove them and there is a way to do that.
    Click on the “my sites” list on the tab next to the “reader” tab. Go to “manage” then to “people” then to “followers” — you’ll see the list of followers. You can remove one by one those you don’t feel comfortable following you.
    Hope this helps.
    Na’ama

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Very helpful information, Na’ama, thank you. I will let them be for now, but if they start any spamming, etc, I’ll show them the door πŸ™‚

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      1. My p!easure… I did wonder what the vitamin proliferation was about, too… 😁

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      2. IS I was literally just followed by yet another vitamin! Like, now! Donnow what number it is. 7-8?

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  7. badfinger20 says:

    Mine also…

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  8. I’ve had that too!

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  9. CARAMEL says:

    And me! It’s funny isn’t it! I wonder if their theory is to follow as many blogs as possible in the hopes of return follows. I have seen them following me, I have not seen any evidence they are reading my posts!

    If you are going to be a pretend follower…you need to learn the art of liking and throwing generic comments around like “great post”. Then we might think they actually read our stuff! Grr!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      lmao, Caramel. I’m imagining a line of giant pills following each of us around. I wonder if they jump into bottles to sleep at night?

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  10. bear in mind that your posts will probably be public,so they’ll probably trawl new posts for keywords. I don’t know enough about WordPress, but I know there used to be jobs doing this kind of thing of e.g. Twitter. I still see job adverts looking for WordPress developers, and they can’t all just be writing new themes for us. Sounds like it happens to everyone else too.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you for the info, (insert your name here). I knew there had to be some less-than-ethical reason for it.

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  11. Chris Hall says:

    Me too – I think it was the Magic Mushrooms πŸ˜‰

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  12. Lael-Heart says:

    Isn’t that annoying?! I usually remove them from my followers.
    “Get out of here” I gleefully say and I click and delete. πŸ˜‰

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  13. Dave says:

    I think I’ve had a couple of them also; didn’t bother me at all – a reader is a reader – but I did find it surprising, wondered why they came across my material.

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  14. Yes Lisa. I have had a slew of them follow me and just had another add yesterday. They all have the same pics and format with slightly different names. Must be bots, but why a poetry site???? Beats me.

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