It's so weird to think that someone cares enough about me to make a
rude mean comment on some of my posts this week. The comments which I am pretty sure are by the same "anonymous" commenter stated that I was just into blogging for the followers. HA, When I told my husband he immediately said, "well, isn't that why you put your blog on the internet so that people will follow it?" We had a few laughs and then I shared it with my sister and brother in-law who also laughed and said the exact same thing...
I started blogging just because... No real reason just thought I had a few thoughts here and there that would be fun to write down. I did some posts on infertility and how I have struggled the past 7 years with it, I did posts about my life as a pastor's kid, I did posts on diy projects and recipes, I have done a good variety of posts, at least I think.
As I pushed to get my blog out there, so to speak, I started getting more and more followers. Yes! I was so excited that people were reading my blog! And yes, I now blog because of my followers, because of the readers, because I know that they like the posts that I decide to blog about. They like me, and thats why they follow me.
I've been hearing a lot of bloggers recently say that "well they are just getting a lot of followers because they have linkups and giveaways all the time". I just have to laugh at how annoying the "I don't blog for followers" types are because it feels like, at least to me, they are trying to force everyone to take on that "type" by tweeting it, blogging about it, leaving comments on other bloggers posts who fail to meet that criteria. WHY DO THEY EVEN CARE WHAT OTHER BLOGGERS PUT ON THEIR BLOG!! If they really were the "I just want true genuine followers" type then they would know that everybody has their different ways of connecting with their readers. For instance if you post christian posts all the time, a big portion of your followers will be christian, same with music posts, fashion post, linkups, giveaways, mom posts. If you choose to not do linkups on your blog that is totally fine, you will get followers who probably don't care for linkups. It just makes me annoyed that someone would care about the "type" of followers I have.
It's my blog, I can run it how I want... if I want to party every week- SO BE IT! I LOVE PARTIES!! I want people to come to my blog and have fun, to interact with others, to learn through different series, to crack up at my posts or to even shed an occasional tear. If you don't like my blog or what I post every day, then that is OK, not everyone will like everyone in this world, but you can guarantee that I will NOT go to your blog and leave a mean comment- 1. Because I have class and 2. Because I just don't have that kind of time in my day!
Blogging is about community, friends, meeting tons of different types of people... What's the point in leaving mean comments? It does nothing but tear others down. There is enough hate in this world, why can't the blogging community be a safe haven for ladies (and guys) all over the world to just be themselves. If you hit 200 followers and tweet about it, I am going to SHOUT FROM THE ROOFTOPS because I am genuinely excited for you! That's what blogging's about.
So after my my rant and rave, I really do appreciate each and everyone of my readers! They make my days AMAZING with comments and emails and crazy support!! I try my hardest to support every one of them with the love they have shown my little blog and I.
I for sure have the best readers a blogging girl could ask for :)
Oh and go check out Raven's post on being a Blog Snob, seriously the best post ever!!