500 Plus

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.

About thewineraconteur

A non-technical wine writer, who enjoys the moment with the wine, as much as the wine. Twitter.com/WineRaconteur Instagram/thewineraconteur Facebook/ The Wine Raconteur
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13 Responses to 500 Plus

  1. Hahaha you just might be missing out on those world leaders! Congratulations on the readers. Cheers to the next 500 🙂

  2. Lottie Nevin says:

    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

  3. Anna Widdis says:

    So true John and congratulations either way

  4. okiewinegirl2015 says:

    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!

  5. Congratulations, John! 500 on WordPress is impressive!

  6. This is great. Congratulations.

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