Thursday, April 7, 2011
Flag and Follower Fiesta!
What are we CELEBRATING?
And then FOLLOWERS!
I know, right? It hasn't been THAT long since I blogged about 400 being the new 200 because I had 200 followers and suddenly all my admired friends who I'd thought were cool with 200 had 400... But I had 330 at the start of the Blogger Crusade less than 2 months ago... my recent growth has baffled (and possibly scared) (and definitely humbled) me. I used to think there was a 'too big to notice new people'. I don't know that that's the case anymore... I mean for those of use who are networking for it. (as opposed to being universally desired agents for it).
I swear I appreciate EVERY new follower and commenter... I try my very best to reciprocate, though some follower profiles don't have blog links, so require a comment, TOO. And I know I have days I am really off my game. If you follow me and you've noticed I don't follow you... POKE ME. I mean to!
I also try to get regular followers into my blog roll, which, in any circumstance OTHER than A to Z is how I choose which blogs to read. In A to Z I am doing 2 things. I am trying to visit the blog of everyone who comments (I've missed a few, but I really am trying) and I am working my way through the list of blogs. I started at 555 (because 5 is my favorite number and that was around the middle when I started this) and am at about 680... a little slow, but not horrible.
I am NOT bothering with blogs who signed up but: have links that give me trouble, haven't actually been doing A to Z, are more than 3 days behind, or are businessy websites instead of blogs.
Just last night I had a convo with my buddy Helena... the main point was... even with a lot of followers, when there is a sincere exchange several times, a friendship starts to form... friendships... relationships that I appreciate and KNOW I will HELP if called and HOPE the reverse is true (when it is time to pump a book). My first publication is more than a year away, so there is plenty of time to work me before I ask you to return the favor... just so you know...
And the FIESTA!!!
So enjoy yourselves, my friends, and know you're all loved!
My F Blogs to share:
Falen Formulates Fiction: Sarah (and sometimes Yvie—her pooch) provide much entertainment and camaraderie on writing.
Fatherhood and Other Common Terrors: Will is a newer writer, but gives refreshing perspective on life and fatherhood. (and he's pregnant!... okay, so maybe it's his wife... still, he's very amusing about it)
Check them out! Happy Naked, Delusional Thursday!