I’m asking myself a question today and sharing it on the #Sundayblogshare
Do I really want more followers for my blog?
As bloggers we’re encouraged to increase our follower numbers, aren’t we? If we don’t have followers we’re a failure. Well yes; there’d be just you prattling on to and with yourself. But, do we all want a massive blog with traffic in the unbelievable numbers? I wouldn’t be able to sleep!
No, some of us are happy to plod on with our little blogs and loyal followers. So, why do I take part in such events as the Sunday Blog Share party, as kindly and brilliantly organised by Suzie?
Because, part of blogging is about being sociable.
Yes, it’s about writing what you want to write about, when you want to write it and on your own terms. If folk don’t like what you write, then they don’t visit you , or they quickly unfollow you.
But, there’s plenty of people out there who do visit you and come back for more and it’s for those people that your blog then takes on a different persona. You owe these people something. They regularly return and like your posts and leave comments. What can you give them in return?
The powers that be insist that it is essential that you must give your readers great content. But, what if your idea of content isn’t that great? Why do they come back for more of your inferior brand of content? Could it be that your blog is actually okay? It could be improved on, but you’re getting there and bloggers are only too ready to get behind their fellow bloggers.
We are all learning in the blogosphere?. Some of us take a little longer and plod along. Others take to it a bit quicker and race ahead.
It’s easy to get bogged down and confused by this strange, but addictive thing called blogging, isn’t it? I know many of us have had blogging crises, just of lately. It gets you like that sometimes. It is after all, a form of writing and since when was writing ever straight forward and easy?
So, do I want more followers for my blog? Yes, I do. But, I want to grow my blog in a gentle and calm manner. Let it evolve over time. As with us all, I will do some things right and will totally screw up on others.
There will be times when I blog like crazy and others when I seem to have fallen off the face of the Earth.
But, I will always try to engage with my fellow bloggers, Twitter and Facebook friends. Even when time is short and life gets in the way. Because, in today’s society, social media is king. It’s the equivalent of this:
Only , you can do it in your jim jams, with your hair looking like a bird’s nest. But do it you will. It’s a part of us.
I thought I was past my party days, but it would appear not. And so I find myself on here again today. Taking part in this Blog Share.
Incidentally, you can also follow Suzie at #Suzie81speaks on Twitter. This is one lady who writes some brilliant posts and knows how to give her readers a lot of great content.
I have much to learn!
How about you?
- Do you want more traffic for your blog? Be honest.
- Are you a tortoise, or a hare?
- Do you also find that the blogging block sometimes hits you hard?
- What do you do to blast away your insecurities, about your blog?
That’s me done for now.
Thanks for dropping by here and have a great Sunday.
Until the next time.