Today, I got hit with the thought that in blogging – or in life, generally – I just don’t do enough.
I’ll put it out there – at the moment, I have 825 followers or so.
Do I deserve them? No. I’ll explain why.
Then again, does it matter how many followers you ACTUALLY have? Because 825 people do not read every post I publish. Does that matter to me? NO.
These are the things I COULD do more:
1. Check out the people who follow me (who I don’t follow) – saying that, whenever I try, the app crashes.
2. Do more awards. Or ALL of them.
3. Read more posts. A LOT more posts.
4. Get WAY more involved in the Twitter community.
5. Talk to more bloggers by email, Twitter, Kik, or even Skype more bloggers.
These are things I COULD do more of, but I don’t. Does that make me a shitty blogger? I HOPE not.
To be honest, if I make people feel happy by my posts, or let them think or give them hope, I’ve achieved what I always wanted to do. If I’m a good friend to the people I meet online, I’ll be happy.
This isn’t an “AM I CRAP GIVE ME ATTENTION!” post. It’s more of an “I want to show you something” post.
I want to tell you that no matter HOW many followers you’ve got, it’s the person behind the blog that matters. You could have 5000 followers and be really horrible and never get involved, or you could have 50 and be absolutely lovely and CARE about your readers.
I STILL don’t think I deserve these followers, but I think I could if I did more. I feel like what I do isn’t enough.
But for me, and for you, NOTHING is ever enough. I think we just need to realise we’re MORE than okay as we are.
From Elm 🙂