Something super cool is happening here at But Why?: I’m 75 followers shy of 1000.
1000? For real?!
When I nervously published my first post, I didn’t expect any views, let alone likes or comments. Now, to have connected with almost 1000 followers… It’s unbelievable. Everyone has helped me grow and learn so much since October 2015. To each and every one of you: thank you!
To celebrate this *almost* achievement, let’s connect on social media.
Quite often, I’ll stumble across a social media account run by a blogger whose posts I love. “How on earth,” I’ll think to myself, “did I miss this?” Unfortunately, the only way to find out if a blog has a social media presence is to visit it.And I follow a lot of blogs.
I’ve recently started sending messages to bloggers in an attempt to connect outside of WordPress. In a Twitter conversation with Paul from Comics and the Cross, I lamented the difficulty of this — these Tweets and Facebook messages sound spammy (“We follow each other on WordPress. Wanna follow each other on social media, too? Tee hee hee. 😛 “).
There had to be a better way.
Community Pool, unfortunately, wasn’t an option. The goal there is to improve your writing and blog formatting, not connect with followers. So despite my love for Mondays, C.P. wasn’t the tool I needed.
But wait — hang on; pause. If I want to connect with my blog’s followers, I should use my blog. (In retrospect: duh) Here’s my idea:
- Are we following each other on WordPress? If yes, I’d love to connect.
- Add me via my Facebook page or Twitter account.
- Shoot me a message saying you saw this post.
- When I see your note, I’ll follow back.
Alternatively, leave your Facebook and Twitter links in the comments below, and I’ll contact you.
Writing and blogging are tough enough without the added stress of publicizing our work — so let’s make it easy to support each other. That way, we can get back to what we love the most: the writing. 🙂
[Note: Please don’t get the wrong impression — I’m not begging for followers. Please don’t follow me on WordPress OR social media if you don’t feel that my work adds to your life in some way. My aim here is to thank my followers and create an easy way to connect for those who want to do so.]