I'm going to take a moment and vent about something that really, really erks me.
I have a very small audience of followers. Even though I have been blogging for over a year now, I still have sat around those couple of followers. I really haven't put as much time and effort into this blog as I would have liked, but that's how life is sometimes. There's always this "debate" where some people will say they don't care about how many followers they have and then people will call them out and say, "Yeah right, you totally care because the number of followers determines how popular you are." Personally, I think that everyone cares how many followers they have, except that some care more than others.
I do care how many followers I have, but it's because I want people to be interested in what I am writing about. It's more important that I have page views rather than followers because than I know people are at least interested in reading what I wrote about.
Recently, I've felt "shunned" from "big" bloggers because I don't have enough followers. It's almost like these big blogs don't want to waste their time on "little" blogs because they don't have enough followers. Excuse me? I'm pretty sure YOU once had less than 100 followers and YOU wanted people to read what you were writing. Now since you have over 200 followers, you think you have the right to just ignore the small blogs? The reason I got so fired up about this was because one of the blogs that I recently started reading made a post about a blog award. One of the blogs she nominated commented on the post and basically said "Thanks for nominating me, but I don't follow blogs that have less than 200 followers and I'm too busy." ARE YOU KIDDING ME? Just because a blog doesn't have over 200 followers doesn't mean that it's not good reading content. The whole point of being in the "blog" universe is to make friends and discovery new interests and ideas. Not to mention to appreciate the work that someone else has put into a post, their blog design, or their shop where their selling items in. It's not a popularity contest, so why are you making it into one?
End rant. Sorry I kind of lost it there. Does anyone else feel my frustration?