Hurray for 4016 subscribers!
Truthfully, I don’t spend much time or energy worrying about my blog stats. I do want to take this opportunity to mention how grateful I am that my blog continues to grow and reach more people. Ever since starting the blog, one of my primary focuses has been to connect with and inspire people to live better lives. I’d like to think that is part of why people subscribe to my blog. If you want more insight on why I blog, please visit my about page.
Regardless of why you signed up, I’m grateful for each of you who subscribe, read, like, and comment on my blog. I do pay attention to the likes and the comments. Interestingly, the likes are flat, even dropping somewhat over the last 12-18 months, while my subscribers have climbed steadily from 2000 to 4000 people.
It seems as though many people subscribe yet never like or comment. I’m not sure why. When I don’t like the posts on a blog, I stop following them. My time is precious, and I prefer reading posts that inspire, educate, or occasionally entertain me. When I first started my blog, I was obsessed with how many visits, likes, subscribers, etc. The good part of being new was that I could appreciate, visit, like, and interact with virtually every person who came to my blog. Now, I know only a small group of fellow bloggers who have become online friends via our blog interaction.
I’m very grateful for this dedicated group who takes the time to read, care, and connect. The interaction is what keeps me motivated to continue blogging. I seem to be the rare blogger that never aspired to be a writer, and doesn’t aim to write a book. Although, I must admit to some interest in the idea of writing a book, either a mystery, which is my favorite genre for reading, or a photo book that combines my photos and poems into a multimedia treat for inspiring and connecting.
Thank you again for being part of my blog and journey. May they serve you and your journey.