It has only been a week since I wrote about the Blogging milestone reached: 100+ followers, and only shortly after I was notified by WordPress that 500 likes had been achieved.
Again this might not sound like much for bigger blogs, but it shows that there’s an audience for all kinds of articles, be it gaming, movies, books or other topics. Of course it would be interesting to see which ones got the most. At times this happens quite fast from the moment I’m posting, so I’m not sure what that means (or how I suddenly got 50 views in one hour which was amazing). Maybe it’s just the fast-moving internet or (some) people wanting me to check out their blogs (which I always do and, depending on the content, also like and follow).
In a social media world, especially on Twitter, where people like/share your blog articles and follow you only to unfollow shortly after, keeping this high number of followers and likes is pretty cool. I know that there are many people just visiting blogs and not following or liking them, because they either don’t have their own blog or because they simply want to read. And that’s totally fine. I appreciate every view and every visitor, every like and every follow as well as every comment, because it means that the time I spend on playing games, watching movies, reviewing them, writing about recipes, theme parks, blogging, etc. is rewarded by the enjoyment of and likes by people. And in the end that’s what counts.
So if you have any topics you like covered here or if you think there should be less gaming, but more movies, videos or even music (I’m working on that at the moment…) in addition to other multimedia stuff, let your voice be heard!
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Wow! That’s awesome!! Good for you. But I’m not overly surprised because you have a great blog, and very fun to read…even if you’re not an avid gamer (anymore) like me. Plus networking and like/comment on many other blog really helps get your name out, too. I’ve been doing that more of late and very much enjoying expanding my social network. Still not seeing even close to those numbers but getting more traffic more than I was before, so that’s a start. Plus I’m trying to commit to posting more, as well as catching up on reading the blogs I’m following etc. Though sometimes it takes me awhile to follow up on comments when I get busy, as you can probably tell (ha ha!). But if you enjoy it, that makes a difference right? I love blogging and glad I kept mine up, even though I’d contemplated whether I should keep doing it a few times earlier on.
I’ve yet to actually join Twitter yet though, so maybe that will help let people know about my blog. Thanks for the update and the tips, and congrats on all your new traffic. That’s wonderful news! 😀
Thanks so much for the kind words and feeback, always appreciated. But what do you mean with “even if you’re not an avid gamer (anymore) like me”? Wasn’t it the other way around ;)?
Yes, it’s very difficult to keep up with all the blogs and social media activities. I’ve been on Twitter and Facebook for a while. I found Twitter to reach more people, although I’m not a big fan of random people following or adding me to a lists which and who don’t have anything to do with what I’m writing about. It’s especially annoying that you can’t do anything against people mentioning you with “via stories by…”. So it has its downsides…
I’ve been into blogging more the past two years, taking up quite some time, but as long as one enjoys it and it doesn’t take over your whole life, that’s okay. The same can be said about social media. Twittering about what you had to eat and when you get up seems rather pointless if you’re doing it on a daily, hourly or even minute-basis :).
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