A Blogging Milestone: 1,000 Followers

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If blogging were a game a Mille Bornes, I’ve just won!

Carl Vick signed on today as this blog’s Follower No. 1,000. That’s right–we now have a thousand followers. And it took almost nine years to get ’em.

Does that mean a thousand people, at least, read this every day? Don’t I wish! Very low viewership, these past two days. But still–it’s a major milestone. Exactly what it means, I don’t know. I once got over 600 views in one day, a few years ago, and that’s my all-time high so far. I haven’t cracked 500 since then, although we do get 400 now and then.

Gee, now I realize I should’ve had a contest and offered a prize to whoever came aboard as No. 1,000. Remind me to do that if I ever get close to 2,000.

What’s Wrong With This Blog?

My WordPress Reader makes it easy for me to visit other blogs; and lately I’ve noticed something about them that makes me wonder about my own.

I keep running into blogs that have thousands of followers and more hits every day than you can shake a stick at. My blog is in its fifth year and has only 200 followers. Because there’s nothing about the other blogs that strikes me as unusual–they’re just nice blogs that I enjoy reading–it makes me think there must be something that I ought to be doing but that I don’t know I ought to be doing.

To make it even more confusing, at least to me, my Twitter page, which mostly just links to this blog, has almost 2,000 followers. Doh! I will have to ask an expert about this.

Anyhow, given that virtually everyone knows more about computers and blogs and social media than I do, please feel free to offer your advice.