So You Want A Follow Back?
I try and not make a habit out of following all of my followers back because what would my Dashboard be then? A ton of my own posts reblogged?
But I am known to follow back on occasion, so here are just a couple tips if you expect me to, or would like me to, follow you back:
1) Message me in my Ask Box! Introduce yourself, tell me why you like my blog and why you think I should check yours out! It doesn’t take much and will definitely get my attention and I will at least visit your blog.
2) When I’m looking at a new blog and deciding whether or not to follow, </archive> is KEY! I like a nice layout as much as anyone else but if I follow you I’ll be seeing your posts in my Dashboard not on your page. So the first thing I do is visit your archive to get a non biased look at and feeling of your posts. What this means is if you have only been on Tumblr long enough to make 10-15 posts I probably wont follow you… If you only post once or twice a month, why should I bother? But if you have variety, and clearly post consistently there is a very good chance I’ll follow!
3) I do periodically go through my followers and check out all the blogs of my new followers for follow backs. But even I have a life outside of Tumblr so these purges, if you will, are few and far-in-between. (The same applies to my Unfollows of inactive or deactivated accounts.)
I hope this explanation is helpful!