Writing has been more in my head than in my pen the last few days, but I do intend to change that. So this Sunday, am devoting most of my time to writing, or #amwriting.
But of course, I had to sneak a look at my blog, and lo and behold…I have crossed 200 followers! Some people do it in less than an year, it took this blog 3 years. Probably because the question “How do you get more followers to your blog?” has never bothered me.
This is partly because I’ve never actively pursued followers (ironic, that one!)…and never followed anyone just because they were following me. I only follow blogs I love to read, and prune the list from time to time so it stays updated…I try to rule out blogs which have been dormant for months.
I’ve never held a contest, or giveaway, and the Rule of Three Blogfest that I’m helping organize now is not populist, it is meant for serious writers who would like to challenge themselves.
Not sure how a writer like me is to ever build a platform. All I know is I like some people in the writer-blogger community for their talent and generosity, and I love to be part of a community of such writers. Yes, I’ve joined #Writecampaign, but only because it inspires me to go visit more bloggers—I know I’ll discover some gems, and those I intend to cherish.
I like to think those who follow me do it because of my posts and not some desperate blogging number-game, where everyone is desperate to be heard, and no one is listening!
To my 200 followers, thank you. I may not have played any games to attract you, but I’m awfully chuffed you’re here.