It seems lately I have become overly concerned about how I can get more followers for my blog. Blogging is starting to feel like a popularity contest. When I get a new follower I get all excited and when I lose one I wonder what I’m doing wrong. Just the WORD follower brings to mind other words like peer pressure, popularity, etc. Its so juvenile! Why not use some other word like ” subscriber ” ? It’s like I’m in high school again but I’m the loner who can’t quite figure it all out. I’ll go on some blogs and they’ll have 5,000 followers and I can’t help but feel a little envious. How are these other bloggers shining so bright in the blogging stratosphere? Of course their photography can be amazing and they might have amazing content and just basically be way better than me.. See, why am I reverting back to being an insecure teenager?
I started blogging because I thought it would be a fun way to express myself and share
information with people about my sewing projects, my love of all things vintage, and our life on a little orange ranch.I totally appreciate the Followers I do have and I love it when someone comments but I’m starting to compare myself to other bloggers too much. I’m actually considering removing my Followers widget and just focusing on getting back to the fun of blogging and not worrying about anything else.