Give your newer sisters and brothers-in-WordPress one piece of advice based on your experiences blogging.
Don’t get caught up in the number of followers you have. Yes everyone likes to feel what they write is good and appreciated by others, and yes most people feel good inside when they get followers, but to have a large number of followers does not really translate into readers. Be happy to have followers that interact with you and support you on a regular basis. Don’t get me wrong I am happy to have every person that follows me, and I appreciate every person that takes the time to read a post, comments on a post, or hits the like button. I am however most grateful for the ones that keep coming back and offer encouraging words or advice, for those followers mean the world to me. So grasshopper, write because you want to, because it makes you happy or because it provides some form of therapy for you, don’t write because you want a million followers.
Well said……I couldn’t have said it better! I am always amazed that anyone reads a single word that I write! 🙂
Thank you. I appreciate your comments and I enjoy your posts.
Great advice and I personally believe this as well! Having friends IS nice but there in no way you cab actually have THAT MANY friends. I have always said this of Facebook. I mean who do we actually follow?
Thank you, I agree with you on the Facebook thing.
I second those thoughts – can’t tell you how many followers I’ve never seen hide nor hair of on my posts… and so with that in mind:
Across the Bored has nominated you for a Bouquet of Awards at http://acrossthebored.com/2013/05/07/a-bouquet-of-awards/. If you choose to accept, feel free to cut and paste whatever you need from the post to make the process easier! If not, know that your blog is well appreciated and a source of inspiration for us.
Thank you for the award. I will do a formal thank you post soon.
I 100 % agree with you!! I totally don’t pay attention to my number of followers any more. I just enjoy interacting with my WordPress family!
And by the way…Mr. Award Man…I have awarded you with the Sweet Blogger Award! Please check out my post to receive the award http://wrestling-life.com/2013/05/08/award-smorgasbord/ This is a NO pressure nomination. You don’t have to do anything if you don’t want to. I just wanted you to know that I am pleased to have you as part of my blogging world!
Totally agree. I stopped looking at my stats months ago. Happy blogging and congrats on those recent awards.
You know your stuff when it comes to this wild and wonderful thing we call blogging.
I wouldn’t go that far, but thank you.
I agree, you can’t get to wrapped up in your stats page.