Fiesta Friday #106

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  1. Hi Angie, thanks for hosting dear, have a fabulous Valentines day.

  2. It’s all a bit crazy and disheartening for the rest of the world like us trying to grow honestly, but then I think I’d rather grow because people like what they see rather than because it’s a paid-for like, even if it means there are less people. Love the features – many were my favorites too! Looking forward to seeing this week’s too and forgetting your revelation 😉

    • Angie says:

      It doesn’t sound like a sensible thing to do, but obviously there are people who see some value in doing it or otherwise these companies wouldn’t exist. I wish I can talk to someone who’s done it. But you’re right, in the long run you’ll feel better about yourself knowing that you do what’s right. I’m just going to relax about it and have a nice 3-day weekend. Happy Valentine’s Day! ❤️❤️

  3. nimmiafzal says:

    Paid followers?!! Hearing for first time..!! May be we have to pay them again for liking the posts??!!
    By the way I loved your blood orange Tart..very cute and romantic.. Happy Valentine’s day❤️??

  4. Ginger says:

    I knew, but by then I had spent all my money on these guys who needed to get rid of their millions, temporarily … Lovely features, btw. Better get co-hosting!

    • Angie says:

      Haha…very funny, Steffi! How did everyone know about this and why was I the only one who didn’t? Which proves, actually, that these people don’t have good marketing skills. If they had, they would have tried to sell to me earlier when I truly knew nothing. I would have been stupid enough to actually buy, thinking it was standard practice. Thanks for co-hosting! XOXO

  5. hi angie I actually feel better knowing this piece of info. You see I used to feel a little frustrated why I wasn’t able to attract as many fans as some other blogs that didn’t seem to be doing anything stellar. Now I know! 🙂 And no thanks, I am not willing to buy fans 🙂

    • Angie says:

      Well I’m glad I made you feel better, Indu! I guess we shouldn’t be too worried from now on as long as we keep doing what’s right. I think you have a wonderful blog with many wonderful recipes, most of which, if not all, make me drool! ??

  6. Fake followers? What a waste of time! Sounds like some website I know about that fake their members as well as their recipe reviews, like some things on Amazon with fake reviews. The fakeness and shallowness of the world can be sad sometimes.

    • Angie says:

      It is pretty sad, but I wonder if maybe we’re overlooking something else. The desire to belong? To feel accepted, maybe? Who knows. I’ve long stopped guessing other people’s motivations.

  7. I’ve heard about paid followers for twitter and instagram, but I’ve never really understood why someone would buy followers. I’d rather have followers that enjoy what I’m writing and that I can actually “chat” with. Thanks for hosting, Angie!

    • Angie says:

      I think most people feel that way, Natalie. Normal people, that is. But there are abnormal people out there, lol! Although maybe they think we’re the abnormal ones, haha… Have a great weekend! ❤️❤️

  8. tentimestea says:

    Judging from all the debate in the comments, this was definitely a topical discussion point Angie! I think it was just last year where the Canadian embassy(?) on twitter had gotten an unrequested “gift” of several thousand followers from some company. I didn’t realize it went for blogs too, though I maybe I should have guessed! It’s a bit strange as it doesn’t actually increase the impact (after all, you’re not exactly reaching actual people).
    I suppose, if we’re to look at follower count as a measure of a blog’s success, this only cements the fact that no one “rating” system is singularly valid.
    Lovely features this week! I gave Linda’s bread a try last weekend. It was quick and so delicious! 🙂

    • Angie says:

      I guess it all depends on how you measure success. If you’re satisfied with the way your blog turns out, no matter the numbers, then who’s to say it’s not successful, right? For me at the moment it’s more of a personal challenge trying to improve. Take better photos, write better, cook better, etc. And as long as I’m still having fun doing it, I’m okay with it. Numbers do represent some measure of success, but only a small part of it, for me personally. ??

      • tentimestea says:

        Oh this is true Angie! If I didn’t enjoy blogging I wouldn’t be blogging. Particularly, it was finding FF and starting to interact with other bloggers has made me more enthusiastic–blogging is made so much fun when you had others to talk to 🙂 As far as motivation goes, it seems actual people are more motivating than robot followers! 🙂

  9. Happy FF to all. I can see a lovely spread already ???

  10. Thanks a ton for featuring my bread recipe. I’m feel really honored, thank you so much again. About fake followers Angie, I don’t know what to say, this is just regrettable to hear about that. Unfortunately it is very common and at all levels. The most important, have a wonderful weekend, enjoy and relax and Happy FF! 🙂 xx

  11. I did know you could buy followers, I think I remember seeing something about politicians buying them for twitter! Never really understood the point of it though!

    Awesome features, as always! Happy FF Angie!

  12. I confess to knowing about the being able to buy followers thing now for ages, not that I’ve used it, as is obvious by the amount of followers I have LOL. You can buy them for all kinds of social media, very empty though really, you wouldn’t get the feedback, it’s just stats to try and I suppose perhaps look good to attract people to market with them? That’s the only reason I can think of that people use it for but am sure organisations find out. Glad to be back! xxx

    • Angie says:

      Hey Justine, great to have you back!! Just in time for Valentine’s. I think you started around this time of year? I somehow remember talking to you about chocolate and flowers back then. The good ol days, hehe…

  13. You can buy followers??? Yikes. I don’t know how much more I want to know.

  14. Far out your food blog is amazing!! Your photos are making me super hungry!

  15. marymtf says:

    My dear Angie, how weird. But I absolutely hate it when some followers follow without comment. I will never know what made them follow in the first place, and they don’t visit or comment ever after. I’d rather have a handful of people who come regularly to sit a spell and chat. Despite your outcry, I suspect that you do too. 🙂

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