How easy is it to get caught up in the number of followers you have, page views you get or comments you receive?
Easy. Very easy.
And sometimes once we are caught up in those things we start losing some passion, some momentum and our reason for blogging in the first place gets overshadowed.
We’ve all been there, or at least most of us have. I know I have.
Recently, I was on twitter and this tweet popped up on my feed:
And for whatever reason it pulled some things into perspective and made me think.
Since then I read an article about the majority of most blogs readership is silent. They don’t comment, they read your words and they move along. It doesn’t mean they aren’t loyal readers, it just means they are quiet readers. I’ve have been told before by those in my life, or that I’ve been introduced to virtually that have said “I read your blog” or “that recent post of yours…” and I had no clue they even read my blog. They don’t comment for whatever reason, they just read.
And to be honest, sometimes I’m a silent reader even more so now that I have A and I read blogs from my phone most of the time & commenting isn’t always easy via mobile.
Anyways, after seeing the tweet and taking time to think I decided to come up with this post and a challenge to get this new year going for whoever wants to participate.
First, whether you are a vocal reader or a usually silent reader I would love for you to leave a comment below just telling me hello so I can connect with you.
Second, reach out to a writer of a blog (or a few) that you read and let them know how their blog has affected you in any way, It can be via their blog, email or social media its you choice! If my blog happens to be one of the blogs on your list I would absolutely love to hear from you.
Third, if you would like to post about this challenge on your blog and spread the love and see who your blog has reached and touched.
Since its so easy to get caught up in the stats and everything I mentioned at the beginning of this post, the purpose is to encourage the blog community to keep sharing their lives and their stories because we all have a story to tell and you never know who your story has touched and will touch.
And that’s really what blogging (for most of us) should be about, isn’t it?