Do the numbers tell the story?
Frequently I read posts about how many followers a blogger has, and I am impressed. But sometimes the numbers do not tell the whole story. Are those followers of the blog, or Twitter followers, or visitors?
Does it matter?
Since I have eleven blogs, my numbers on each individual site tell only a partial tale. Like the 314 followers here, or the 247 followers at my Serendipity blog. And these are only the e-mail subscribers, not the Bloglovin’ followers.
Who knows? And who cares?
But I was curious, so I added up the numbers of e-mail subscribers (not Bloglovin’) for all my blogs and came to the whopping number of 1,350.
Again, what is the significance of that figure?
What matters most to me is interacting with other bloggers, through comments. Those build slowly, I have noticed. The largest numbers of comments come on the memes, but I am gradually noticing a slow growth in comments on other posts. Which gives me pleasure.
I love communicating, and those comments are part of a conversation. Sometimes I even see a back and forth interaction, as if the conversation is more like a chat.
Aside from the numbers or the comments comes the pleasure of creating a post, complete with images, and then waiting for that first lovely comment to pop up. Sometimes there are only a handful, but that’s okay. A connection has been made.
And I can go on to blog another day on another post.