Small bloggers, yay!
TheDailyEverything was not my first attempt at blogging. I tried 2 other blogs before I created this in January of last year.
My first blog was called Pastel&Cream and it was a beauty blog. I reviewed and chatted about what I thought other people wanted me to say about products and most of the time, I tried too hard. It didn’t last. I became obsessed with how many likes I received on a picture and got down when I compared myself to other bloggers who had super professional looking Instagram pages and knew I would never be like them.
I then tried a blog centred around my experiences travelling too and working for Walt Disney World in Florida. I even ventured into YouTube with this one. I liked it, but there was something missing. I felt like it was not the type of content I wanted to be writing and I was not committed to it.
One thing that has never wavered, is my passion for blogging. My two previous blogging adventures were really good practice to see what felt good, what style of writing worked for me and helped me truly understand what I wanted to share with the wider blogging community.
I’ve found my groove with TheDailyEverything. I do this for me. I write the content I love and I actually find it a privilege to write down my thoughts and opinions and have other people read and comment on them!
It also amazing to do this in return. I have spoken about engaging with content I love at length in ‘Giving up the Mindless Scroll’; but there is nothing better than engaging with a creator that has created content that they are clearly incredibly passionate about.
All this in mind, I want to talk numbers.
Followers, buying followers, follow/unfollow…
Likes, Like Bots, followers vs likes…
I know, I’m lost too.
In the grand scheme of the LARGE blogging world, I am probably below micro-blogger. A term that does not necessarily give me any type of feeling both negative or positive.
However, three blogs in I have recognised that the thing that means the most to me, is that the profiles who follow me on this blog or on social media, are an authentic audience who have chosen to follow because they genuinely like my content.
The whole situation got me thinking the other day and I broke it down to comparing it to a friendship group…
Is it better to have a small group of really closer friends or loads of friends who don’t engage or connect with you as much?
I do not have the answer but I find it an incredibly interesting concept.
In a creative world where someone can quite literally buy their following, is that right or would you personally prefer to have a smaller ‘follower metric’ but a more authentic engagement?
Leave your thoughts below!
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