I have found some really fun blogs (which I will post about later) and have met some new friends (yay! Shout out to BK: great comments!)
Ummm....my readership has gone up to 40 followers.
In 5 days.
And I'm kinda freaking out.
I comment back to everyone who follows me and to those who comment my posts. (If I haven't got to you yet, don't worry, I will).
I take my blog seriously in that I want to build friendships with people. I don't do "acquaintances". I develop relationships with people.
It's why I follow Brambleberry Grace and Jesus. Women. Words. These women impact me and I want to get to know them.
Now, I know how this whole party thing works. It's like swapping business cards. We exchange cards and hope that we contact each other in the future. And many times it's just dropped into a rolodex and only glimpsed at occasionally because it happens to be hidden behind the card for the Chinese Take-Out place that is used most often.
I don't want to become that kind of card...er, blog.
And neither do you, right? (maybe not. I could be wrong, it happened to me once before)
Here's the thing. I don't follow for the sake of following.
I have only immediately followed a handful of people and that is usually because I spent a while on their blog reading other posts.
I usually wait 4 weeks before following a blog--just to see if it's something I want to invest my time into. (And if you want to know how seriously I take my time, then please read my post: A guide to staying off your blog)
Maybe I'm having a hard time believing that so many want to read what I have to say, but I mean...truly...do you???
Now you are free to do as you choose but before you follow me, you might want to consider the following:
3 Reasons You Need to Stop Following Me
1. You don't really plan on reading me. You only hit follow 'cause you were in the party mood.
It's ok. You can remove yourself. We all do crazy things at a party some time and I have done some silly things myself.
2. You are hoping I will be reciprocal and follow and boost your numbers. Won't happen. Sorry 'bout that.
3. You collect blog friends, like you collect Facebook friends. I detest Facebook (read here) and I don't want to be remotely associated with those habits!
Well, there you have it. With the complete potential that I've insulted you and your competency.
I realize this is probably counter blog culture, but I guess the truth is...I want to journey with people, not just be another name on a list. I have always desired to be set apart.
So, please don't follow me unless you really mean to.
And I mean REALLY mean to.
It's ok to unsubscribe yourself. I haven't written down a list of names of who is following me and if I see your name disappear I won't be showing up to write mean comments on your blog.
This post feels a little bit like a mother walking in to announce that it's time to clean up the tea party and put the dolls away...but every party needs a pooper!
Consider yourself introduced to this party's pooper.