Something About Followers

I have nearly 2500 followers on this blog. This is not to brag to but to bring up a larger point in that about 5% of them have regular engagement (commenting and liking). Perhaps it says something about bigger not always being better. Some of my fellow bloggers have 4 times the followers I do and have way more activity. I wonder if its the content or the person that keeps them coming back. In either case you have to offer something to keep people interested in you and what you are writing.

Sure there are case studies about such things but when it comes down to it you have to just be yourself and hope that can be the magic that draws people in. Everyone has their own sauce so to speak and the ingredients are as varied as their are recipes for this social thing.

But there is also the school of thought that one can overthink it and that is never good. Just saying.

 

Author: Tony Burgess

Hi there, my name is Tony Burgess from Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA. I am a believer, bleeding-heart, idealist and blogger. My life is about my wife Laura of 18 years. We have a dog named Cody. I have worked in customer service and relations. Currently I work for Blood Assurance a regional blood bank contacting donors to donate blood. I graduated from Middle Tennessee State University in 1994, Hiwassee College in 1992 and Red Bank High School in 1988. Spiritually I am a member of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church. My interests are blogging (duh), media, computers, cooking, sports, entertainment, culture and religion. Thank you for connecting with me. Grace, peace and love!

8 thoughts on “Something About Followers”

  1. Oh yes, join the over-thinkers club with me! No, wait, don’t..it’s not a good place to be. You are doing amazingly well with the followers you have (you’re right though, follows/likes don’t always mean what they appear to on the surface as they’re just statistics!), those that do engage, and the regular and interesting content you post. Don’t change a thing 🙂
    Caz x

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  2. My numbers are the same way. A surge in followers and some inactivity. But, I understand that people get busy. Not every post is a post that I would comment on. Kinda the same way on FaceBook.

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  3. I agree that we just have to be ourselves. I blog about horses and I have followers who are horsey people and others who have absolutely nothing to do with horses. Both categories have people who do engage and the non horsey ones ask questions and the horsey ones add their own experiences. I also have lots of followers who just never turn up at all. I will just carry on writing about horses and enjoying it. If I can open up the world of horse to others then that is a huge bonus. I always enjoy your posts Tony because you are you!

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