And I do?? It is true though that the longer we do this, the more comfortable we get and stuff can slip out that might be offensive to others. Here's a short list of how one might lose followers and offend readers:
Self-serving Buy my book buy my book buy my book
Bashing Agents, editors, political parties, query letters, religions, governments, men, women, dogs, cats, self-publishing, ebooks--the list goes on and on.
Negativity We all have bad days, and it's ok to vent now and then, but don't be a downer all the time. (That's why I only do it on Mondays)
Too wordy and hard to read 2000 word excerpts from your WIP, which btw is badly in need of editing
Too serious Crack a joke now and then. People like to LOL
I mean we can't be perky, happy and socially acceptable all of the time. Sometimes we will let our freak show out, and hopefully people let it pass and aren't too quick to push UNFOLLOW THIS BLOG. *shudder*
That's how I see it. Now what's on your list of how to