What would it take for you to consider yourself a “successful blogger”? Is that something you strive for?
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Blogging has become a necessary part of my day. I have found something that I really enjoy doing. I love writing, and I love sharing the things that I’ve seen or things that I’ve done. I’m not the most poetic or the most prolific of writers. I enjoy taking pictures, and since I don’t have the most high tech camera, I do get a lot of use out of the Photoshop App on my phone. None of that matters when I sit down in front of the keyboard and the ideas just flow from brain to fingertips to page.
To be a “successful blogger”, I think it would be nice to have a big following. How many is “big”? I don’t know. As of today, I have 174 followers. That’s 174 more than I thought I would ever have so I’m pretty excited about that. I don’t have a huge family, and I don’t have dozens and dozens of friends so more than 100 followers is quite an accomplishment for me, and it thrills me that people like what I post.
I know a lot of bloggers think the awards on WordPress are silly. Yes, they are similar to chain letters or those funny emails you get occasionally from friends and family where you are asked a whole series of questions and you put in your answers and forward the email on to another batch of people. I personally think the awards are wonderful. I will continue to respond to them and forward them on to others. I feel a little sad sometimes when I see those badges on blogs that say “Award Free Blog” and some sort of notice that “your comments are award enough”. I think being recognized by fellow bloggers as worthwhile or interesting is one of the first steps to success in the blogging world. It means someone remembered you and thought about you when they received their award.
So while I don’t strive for success, I know that finding it even in small measures is a real boost to my self esteem and touches my heart deeply. I thank God for everyone out there who reads what I write or likes the pictures I post. You mean the world to me.