I'm sad when I lose followers. There are questions asked: Wasn't I good enough for you? What do you want from me?? But then I realized I'd rather have followers that actually want to read what I write instead of someone that started following me solely in the hopes that I would follow them back. I know my blog isn't for everyone and that's fine.
To answer the second question: yes I stop following blogs. As I just said, I want people to follow me if they want to actually read what I write. Keeping with that line of thinking, I only follow blogs if I like to read them. When I first started blogging I would follow anyone that followed me. Eventually my blog list was huge and I realized I wasn't really reading the majority of them. Since then I only follow blogs if I like what I see, but sometimes I still end up with blogs that I'm not really engaged with. So every once in awhile I'll go through the list and do some purging. That doesn't mean the blogs I stop following are bad; it just means they aren't for me. It's not you it's me, I'm setting you free, you'd be better with somebody else.**
Do you stop following blogs? How do you decide what blogs to follow?
*Once I don't know the roman numerals anymore I'll switch to some new blog title for these.
**There's a song called "Welcome to Dumpsville, Populate You" by the band Caustic Soda and it's now stuck in my head