Last month I noticed that in a matter of hours I had lost 4 followers from my blog. I was surprised by this since most of them were good friends. It ended up just being a blogger glitch, but at the time it was almost too much for my fragile ego to take since I have worked so hard to get the few, yet awesome followers I have.
If you visit my blog more than a couple times a month then you are by definition following it. Most people don't realize that failing to honestly disclose when they are following a blog can cause their Internet connection to slow down. Others have reported painful and embarrassing medical conditions . It doesn't cost anything to follow and you don't even need to have your own blog. If you are embarrassed to admit you consistently read such tripe or are afraid of disclosing your true identity on the Internet then you can always use an anonymous identify. I speak with authority on that subject.
So why don't more people follow? I have analytics software and I see the regular traffic from repeat visitors, so I know you are out there. Please don't interpret my efforts to get more followers as a needy or egotistical quest...even though it is. I just know you are already stopping by so you may as well stand up and be counted. I'm starting a campaign to see how fast I can get 100 followers. I really do think my followers are great and I intend to start writing about them and promoting them more often. Your comments are awesome and always make this blog more entertaining.
Side note-I was doing a rough draft of this post this morning and accidentally published it for about one minute. I quickly changed it back to a draft, but not before it hit Kristina's reader. She wanted to know what happened to the post since it was no longer there and she had comments to share about this topic. Despite being the snuggie queen and having a massive following, I don't think she is a fan of Blogger's follower application so I am scared to post this and find out why, but here goes...