I usually don't post on Tuesdays because its our family day but I had some time this evening and had something hit my heart that I wanted to share :)
I was laying in bed browsing twitter and came across a conversation about followers and people requesting you follow them etc. As I read the comments I have to admit I felt a little convicted. I don't think that I have ever gone and posted hey come follow me but its easy to fall into the follow me and I will follow you fad.
Lately I have been consumed with the numbers. Less than 3 weeks ago I had less than 100 followers and I have been so excited to see that number rise each day. And I will always be excited about seeing that number rise! But not just because the number is bigger but because I am making that many more connections!
I have been working hard for my followers, entering hops, finding new blogs to read, making new connections and new friends. And I have truly been working on making my blog something that others will want to read and finding other blogs that I want to read as well.
A few days ago I changed my little comment saying to 'follow me and ill follow you'
I have been totally guilty of skimming through blogs and thinking I like this and half reading their post before making a comment, basically trying to get a follow back with out saying it flat out. Needless to say I am changing that now because at the end of the day thats not what its about. If you leave me a comment or follow me I will always do my best to make it over to your blog and hopefully follow you to but I am not going to feel guilty about not following someone expecially if their blog has nothing to do with anything that relates to me, ya know?
So from now on I am going to stop fishing for followers so to say. When I follow a blog its going to be because I really enjoy the content and the blogger and not just simply because want a follow back. Do I want a ton of followers, of course I do! Do I want you to have a ton of followers, Heck yes!
But I want readers and actual followers etc not just a bunch of people who clicked follow to get a follow and never read a word I wrote.
At the end of the day I hope that I am writing relevant things. I hope that I am making meaningful relationships and connections. I hope that you follow me because you like what I have to say and I hope to continue to make some new special friends and great connections.
Happy Tuesday Loves! Hope to see you tomorrow!
Tomorrow I plan to share about our trip the Tiger Safari and still have to tell you the deets about the peanut butter playdough!