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.
- Level 1: set up the blog
- Level 2: Publishing the first review
- Level 3: Getting the first views from readers through search engines
- Level 4: Publish 5 reviews
- Level 5: Publish 20 reviews
- Level 6: every day a hit – constant traffic
- Level 7: first follower
- Level 8: Publish 50 reviews
- Level 9: 5 views daily
- Level 10: Publish a guest review
- Level 11: Schedule a review
- Level 12: Attract a pingback
- Level 13: 50 ARC Reviews
- Level 14: 500 Likes
- Level 15: 600 Posts
- Level 16: 1000 Likes
- Level 17: One is fine, two is better
- Level 18: Be elite
- Level 19: Reblogged
- Level 20: 100 Followers
- Level 21: 750 posts
- Level 22: Reblog a post
- Level 23: 100 ARCs
- Level 24: 100 daily views
- Level 25: 900 posts
- Level 26: ARC-free
- Level 27: Level up! 1000 read books
- Level 28: 150 followers
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?