Recently my publisher, WordPress, informed me that I now have over five-hundred followers, now to some that is a drop in the ocean, but to me, it is nice. I have been writing for a long time, since 4 May, 2012. I am impressed, because I do not chase people and I don’t collect numbers. On my page and on all of my Social Media sites, I do not proselytize for followers. I don’t ask for followers on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram; if someone follows me, I will do the same.
I believe in the concept of quid pro quo, and I always marvel at how someone will want to follow me, and then not like anything I have ever written or posted. If that is the case, why bother? Are people so self-absorbed that they think, because they have deigned to follow me, that my life is now blessed?
I have to admit that I have really found some very interesting people since I have started blogging, some I may never meet in person, but I feel that I know them enough to call them a friend. Some of us follow each other on multiple sites, and I must admit that I must get back to Twitter a bit more, because I never know if the one of the World Leaders may wish to chat with me.
Hahaha you just might be missing out on those world leaders! Congratulations on the readers. Cheers to the next 500 🙂
Thank you Greg for stopping by and your note of appreciation. – John
500! Wow! Congratulations! That’s quite an achievement. Your posts are informative, fun and well researched. You certainly know your grapes! How about a book? I have a feeling that a lot of people would not only enjoy reading your reviews about wines but would learn a lot too. Greetings from Galicia, home of the delicious Albariño!
Lottie, thank you, and that is quite a thought about a book. I guess it helps that when I was first learning to read, the newspapers used to have columnists that in today’s climate would be called bloggers and as a kid, I enjoyed those essays and articles. – John
So true John and congratulations either way
Thank you Anna for stopping by. – John
Happy 500 John! I always enjoy reading your stories. I love the way you sprinkle them with classic references (Nick&Nora) wrapped in family wine tales. Cheers!
Allison, thank you very much, and I always appreciate when someone picks up on my little asides. I just try doing the best that I can. – John
Congratulations, John! 500 on WordPress is impressive!
Kent, thank you for the kind words, especially for someone just off of his nuptials and honeymoon, how do you fit time in for WordPress? – John
This is great. Congratulations.
Michelle, thank you very much. You are one of the writers that I aspire to, because you make it seem so easy with your passion for the subject. – John