I get really excited when people follow me and even more when people comment on my work.
“An actual human being has read something I wrote and they like it.”
I would prefer 100 followers who I interact with to 1000 followers who I don’t (if I’m being honest, I would prefer a 1000 followers who I interact with but my mind cannot handle such a level of social interaction).
Followers are more than just a number on a page. They are people with stories and memories and hopes and dreams and lives.
I want to use this medium to appreciate everyone who follows me and those who actually read my posts and like them and even comment on them! I think the commenters are my favorite.
I don’t want to have followers just so that when people open my blog they’ll be impressed by the high number (that’s what Instagram is for #ShamelessSelfInsert)
I don’t seek approval from others or need the approval of others to be happy but I do want the approval of others to be happier. I’m not going to lie; I like attention.
It bothers me when a post has a lot more likes than views. I’m not really into the number aspect (not that I’m turning down any likes. Please keep ’em coming) and I would much rather know people are actually reading what I write.
A good way to boost your blog is to interact with people. But try to remember that people aren’t just there for your benefit. If you want someone to read your posts, the least you can do is read theirs as well.
I follow tags that interest me (such as blog, teen, writing etc) and I try to only like posts that I’ve read and I try to make my comments as thoughtful as possible.
I’ve met a lot of new people and discovered some rather interesting blogs which has made this whole blogging thing far more exciting.
I always endeavour to comment on every first post by a new blog.
I’m not doing this because I want more traffic on my blog (But it does generate a lot of traffic); I’m doing it because I know how it felt when I was new to blogging (all of two months ago. Aren’t I ancient.) and my posts got basically no response.
What matters more to you? Followers, views, comments or likes?
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