When I started to blog, I used to look blogs with many followers and views in awe… And a bit jealous, I admit. 🙂 We have a saying here: “Who tells the truth, half is forgiven”.
I wasn’t neither then, or now, been impressed with Freshly Pressed. I rarely go there. Why? This indifference intrigues me, because it is a premise that when you write, you want to be read. But yet, I feel it is so fake. And have little to no desire of being Freshly Pressed. In my opinion, they could have done SO MUCH more with that page… Few things pop in my head as I type. They could have divided it into categories… They could make every post appear there when it gets published, as I have seen on different blogging sites. Even for a second, you are there with your new post and it gives variety, not just a spotlight to one blogger who will get a lot of traffic that day and a lot of Freshly impressed followers who won’t bother to come back. That page could be a fun page to go to, browse, or check out what is new… Instead of…well, what it is.
It is easy to be a critic. Well, of course. I would like to be a paid one, thank you. 🙂
Anyway, back to the topic.
I always stated (and still do) that my goal with this blog is to inspire. I’m not at the moment (A very long moment if you ask me – more than half-a-year moment) interested in pumping my numbers as I am in expressing myself. And making connections which mostly leave me highly humbled and happy. ❤
But, I also have a secret number in my head. The one I strive for. I want to have 1 000 followers and more than 10 000 page views. That was my “ON TOP” (Weekly Photo Challenge). Up above and proudly observing. Since I made that wish I have realised that many followers does not equal to many comments and connections, support or exchange of ideas. Nope. I discovered that numbers can be just that – numbers. No real following behind them. So, even though I wish for more followers (who doesn’t) I think 1000 is maybe too much. What do you think?
On the other hand, as you can see to the right on my sidebar… We have come veeery close to 10 000 views and it amazes me… You, 250 of you… And readers who didn’t follow. You, so little in number compared to the “successful” bloggers… YOU HAVE MADE THIS. I will tomorrow, or even today cross my goal.
Thank you, you are so special to me. ❤