I've never been the type of person who wants a throng of people mindlessly following me. I'd rather have 5 loyal followers that ACTUALLY read what I have to say than 500 who only add me so that I will add them. I've always been that way- on MySpace, Facebook, etc. Sure, you might be "friends" with J-Lo, but unless she visits your page personally, who cares? I made a Facebook page for my CAT, for Heaven's sake, just so that I had one more "neighbor" for one of those stupid games- does that make me cool because I have 50 "friends", if 49 of them are for show?
I'll admit, its a bit of an ego boost to pop on here and see that I have another person following me. The idea that 55 people are following ME- wanting to read what I have to say... its kind of mind boggling. My KIDS don't even care what I have to say, but 55 people who have never met me have decided to follow me so they can be sure to get an update on their profile when I've posted something.
I know that not all 55 read me regularly- I often get caught up with the outside world and its responsibilities (for SHAME!)- but even if 25 of you read me semi-regularly, that's still pretty cool. My standards aren't that high, remember? I'm stoked if 5 people like me.
So, since I'm not looking to gather an army of robot readers, I'm ok with not having 5000 followers, however, I can see how it could be useful to do some of the things other bloggers do- like 'Hops' and what not. I'm thinking that I might start doing a few things that will increase my readership- any ideas? The way I figure it, as long as I don't let those things change me and the way I write, it can only be good, right? And after all, you never know what follower will turn out to be loyal.
So, if you're reading this, and you have ideas, I'm open to them. Incidentally, it'll be interesting to see who comments... you know, all things considered. ;-b
Talk to you soon. (And I promise my next post won't be a filler post.)