I am one of those “newbie” blogger, actually not “that” new but ain’t that professional in this field, it’s just my passion and you might see a lot of grammatical errors on it.
When I was in Blogger before, I don’t pay much attention on followers or whatsoever (I think I only have less than 5 – Geeeezzz), I just wrote whatever I like and doesn’t care if I have readers. Well, I really didn’t care. Then recently I decided to switch to WordPress and it made me fall in-love instantly, first with the themes and how I can neatly play to customize it, then I got likes, followers and great comments. WordPress also offers courses in their Blogging University, and daily activities that will encourage you to write and read other’s work- which I think is Superb!
Last week, I was reading some random blogs when I suddenly bumped into Val Boyko’s post – New Bloggers, Blogging and Life, what she stated was true, some new bloggers now are more concern about the likes and follows rather than the content of their articles. How can you like something you haven’t “really” read? Follow someone then asked them to follow you back? I will honestly say, I love it if someone likes or follows me – of course who doesn’t? But I will be more happy if they also comment or read the content of my blog/article, means they understood and really liked it. Writers/Bloggers will appreciate it more if we can touch your hearts, lives or imagination, it is about reaching out to your readers where they can relate and understand your writings, has the same experience or point of view. For me that’ll be the real purpose of being a true writer.
Thanks and no offense meant, just saying.