❤️Happy Valentines Day❤️
I’ve had my blog Entrepreneur Mama Blog and The Short Bit for a few months now. My personal blog has been up longer than my short story blog but both had received next-to-nothing activity for the most part. I barely knew how to navigate the site. Once I learned a little bit and started posting, nothing happened. I half expected my blog to blow up with visitors. I then thought my content just sucked and people were probably seeing my post and ignoring them. I hadn’t realized that I was basically posting an invite to my party on my bedroom wall and expecting people to show up.
I struggled with getting people to my site for months. My short story blog had more activety than my personal blog but it wasn’t anything to brag about. I couldn’t understand how in the world anyone, just starting out, could get attention. Then about two days ago, I decided to interact with my fellow bloggers; something I had NEVER done before.
I searched random topics and began to like and comment on some of the post. Instead of doing this for a handful of post, I read down the list and began reading post like crazy and liking and commenting on ALL! At first it was intimidating, like being the new girl in high school. I wondered if anyone would take the time to reply to me or visit my page. It didn’t take long before my notifications were going crazy and I felt a since of pride. People were grateful for my comments and having mini conversations with me.
This all led some people to visit my site as well. Needless to say, I had gotten more activity in one hour than I had gotten in all the months before, combined. I had to think of my site as a living thing. Just like people, it thrives on interaction! My site was a cave dweller and it needed to get out more and play nice with others in order to become more…likable. Lol! I needed to interact with others. Once I did,it was great; which made me decide to take two days to submerge myself in other people’s content.
The results were great. Luckily, everyone I interacted with was awesome. They were all so sweet and welcoming. I for one, have always dreaded the comment section of sites and social media. You were bond to find an argument or end up in one yourself. You could say the sky was blue and someone would jump on you insisting it wasn’t and you were a fool for thinking such a thing. Thankfully, as I site-hopped, I came across NONE of that. I found amazing woman and men getting along and cheering each other on. I found inspiration and hope. And I now know, that even if I get lost in my little bubble again, I can reach out to so many of you.
Thank you all for being so great! (Hugs and Love)