I remember my first day of blogging when no one is reading my blog. This world is completely unknown to me.
Diamond collection of likes
I was so happy, so excited and overwhelmed with joy when I got the first like. It seems like, getting every like means adding a diamond to my collection. Christian Mihai at Art of Blogging was my first follower.
I was very happy. And continuously checking different parts of the WordPress Android application. This is my habit, if you give me something, I will start checking it. I’ll observe the look, the shape, the size and think deeply about what may be the use of this particular object.
I don’t know how to write a blog post. Although, to understand it, I visited a few blogs before downloading WordPress.
I was so saturated at one point that I was not using any tags in my post, I was writing only 100 to 150 words. Even, I have not touched anything except the paragraph feature of the block editor.
My life was very happy when I have just 2-3 followers. One of them was Jahnvi Sharma at The Travelsio. She has started her new blog for the second time. She is special to me because of her kindness and support she shares with her every reader.
And there is BinnzyTheWriter, a young poet. He writes poems based on mental illness because of the lockdown in London where he lives. This guy has told me to respect the writer and his/her writing when I desperately asked him why people are not reading my work.
Some great learning from learning, “ we can only give so much”.
Confused about reader’s response
I was completely amazed and confused to see some posts are liked hundreds and thousands of time and some have “ zero” likes.
I got amazed because posts with no likes and comments are too much in numbers.
Then I found Gottfried at banterrepublic. This guy was doing a great job. Suddenly, he made me fall in love with his work because his posts are too funny. Some words are new to me but this guy has won my heart. Because he gained the potential, skills and strong communication skills. I read his posts and gave a huge laugh.
I also found PoojaG at Lifesfinewhine. Her name caught my attention because Puja is my sister’s. It is a common name, used for girls in India.
PoojaG has just returned to her blog because her site went down or there may be some technical issues. Now, I can see a lot of user engagement on her blog. When I first saw her blog there were no or a few likes but a lot of comments.
This is another feature, I observed that some blogs are getting too many comments but no likes. The opposite is also true, blogs are getting hundreds of likes but 2 – 5 comments.
Yes, I got finally 10 followers. I usually recognise digits and not numbers.
10 = 2 digit followers
On 10 followers I wrote a post, headline: Zero to 10, it is the Gondwanaland. Thank you so much, I showed my gratitude towards my readers.
It is something like your online company have got 10 investors. I understand the fact that this journey is going to be a marathon and not 100m. race. I’m not good at both of them but I’ll choose the marathon. A long Journey seems more interesting and adventurous than a 30 min. ride.
Today also I believe in a long journey. I’m rushing nowhere. I’m always here.
Starting a conversation
Today is Thursday, as per my schedule I have to write a post on current issues and changes in the blogging world. Starting a conversation is our need. It is the main issue which many beginner bloggers ignore.
I don’t believe in posting too many posts in a day or continuously procrastinating a lot. I choose a middle and balanced path.
Sorry, if I am not reading your posts. I’ll try to read them as soon as possible. Also if there is an emergency issue or you need help, simply email me (visit my contact page).
Last but not least, I request readers and bloggers to understand each other. Have a faith in each other.
Bloggers try to give their best and focus on the quality of content. Blogs repeating the same words seem boring and hard to read. Do not spread hate against any person, community or country. As a blogger, we have done responsibilities and limits too. We have to work under it.
Readers should be patient, curious and try to encourage the blogger. Because they put a lot of hard work into a blog. We have a lot of valuable content free available, why can’t we use it? Readers should connect themselves with a trustable blogger and be a part of his/her journey. Your life will also change with them.
Most of us are a reader and blogger, both. We are also part of our family, society and of course, our great countries. Try to do something good, something relevant. Together we can make a better world.
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