Level up! 150 followers

As a RPG gamer, I always think that the first few levels are intentionally easy, but having past the first ten level ups, things get more difficult.

First of all, please let me thank all of you followers, you’re dear to me and to my statistics 🙂

That number has been going up from 100 in December 2020. In absolute terms, comparing to the blogging whales, it is nearly negligible. There’s enough reason to stay humble. One doesn’t go to neighbors and tell them “hey, I have 150 followers” (muhaha!) for a book blog (roflmao!).

This is my tiny part of the online world, and it’s a connected one. Followers in general don’t drive up page hits that much. The largest amount of visits by far come from search engines.

What makes followers valuable is the different kind of interaction they provide in comparison to the anonymous visits from the other crowd. Some like off a fresh post in a kind of “been here” way. Others even comment and in rare cases a real discussion starts. That’s what I like most.

Sadly, not all followers are active anymore – some of them seem to have gone offline, others don’t appear other the years. I understand that interests and participation change, as I know from my own behavior.

Nonetheless, the newer followers, mostly from this and last year, are very active. This is very motivating for me, and nearly half the fun when writing reviews. It’s a tight crew, the blogging followers!

What are your experience with followers?

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28 Responses to Level up! 150 followers

  1. Jeanne says:

    Over the dozen or so years I’ve been blogging, my followers have ebbed and flowed, some getting more active as a few have dropped away. It makes the conversations interesting when different voices join in.

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  2. Will says:

    Congratulations! You’re slightly ahead of me:) I think I’m just over 140, but there’s a decent amount of turnover, so I’m not too sure. Mostly I hear from the regular active people, but every now and then I’ll find someone new to talk to. Hey, like you:)

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  3. bormgans says:

    I’m blogging for about 5 years, and I’m at 333 right now, with 13 following by email. It keeps on rising (very) slowely. Of these 333, most don’t read every post, as most posts get only about 100 reads in the first week or so, and likes is down to 20 or so. So I really don’t know how to interpret that figure.

    I sometimes have the feeling that book blogs with over 1000 followers built up that following 10 years ago, in the heydays of blogging.

    Active commenters/likers tend to be like the sea indeed, although a few have been with me since the very beginning. I also notice that taste sometimes diverge over the years and as such bloggers/followers loose interest in ravh other.

    Congratulations.

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  4. Yay, congrats! Happy to be one of your followers 😀

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  5. Congratulations! 🙂
    And well done, indeed…

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  6. piotrek says:

    Congratulations! Nice I could contribute towards this achievement 😉 I wonder how my neighbours would react… well, not the one that is in my gaming group, he already knows. I once admitted I’m blogging on a business dinner and I was met with a bit of contempt… it seems serious business people collect rare vases, not write about genre books 😉

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  7. James says:

    Keep up the good work mate. Looking forward to you achieving Level 29 and 30 and beyond! 🙂

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