Bloggers read if you want


I debated writing this. Not because I want to be stingy with knowledge, but rather because I wondered if anyone cared. But a few have asked so I will say it here once and be done.

Someone, a few ones, asked how I gained so many followers so quickly. I am not a sales guy, this is not an ad, I just felt like sharing.  The reason I feel like sharing is because I see so many great blogs out there, waiting to be discovered. People, great things aren’t discovered or found they are put out there! See that Search bar next to the feed? All that stands in your way between you and your future viewers is effort. No one says you have to read their whole blog, just go out and read a post and like it. See if the gesture is returned. If you want fifty, a hundred, even a hundred thousand followers it is up to you. Sure you can spend money, but that only takes you so far.

Keep writing, that is the best advice. Keep writing and engage other bloggers, if you are seeking opinions on your work your opinions are waiting just out there.

-OM

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  1. But what’s more important? To share your ideas , thoughts and passion with a few who read and interact , or have a million followers who have never really read your content, rather just follow to get a follower ( isn’t this just like two people shouting at each other with neither really heRing the message?)

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    1. Who here wants a million that don’t read??? I want a million that do.

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      1. Me too, but do you believe the ‘click after reading a sentence’ really do read all they follow? By the way , are you enjoying reading my European adventures ;) ?

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        1. You must have missed my post where I said such speculation is 100% a waste of time.

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        2. And no as I have repeatedly said I don’t read everyone’s blog and I have never made that claim.

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        3. No I have not been reading about your European adventures… Too busy with my mundane life…

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  2. You can never say what someone else will find interesting. Our only course is to keep on interesting ourselves first and to comment when we find someone else interesting too.

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    1. I agree! And I look for those types of connections as well. :)

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  3. I’m fairly new to blogging and didn’t even know what it was a couple of years ago. I joined WordPress back in July 2013 and I still struggle with knowing how it works and to know what to do to be a successful blogger. Yes I have wrote posts and published them but not much has happened really. After reading this simple bit of advice, it is made a bit clearer now. Thanks for this simple bit of advice. :-)

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    1. I am always happy to provide advice. You should check out my relationship posts for “real” advice lmao…

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  4. silverliningsanddustbunnies | Reply

    Appreciate your blog! Numbers are built with sweat equity! No magic. Life in blog-land is like life-everywhere, effort and energy applied consistently, and personally, yields results. I don’t personally look for tens or hundreds of thousands of followers, but I cherish those that do! And the imaginations and feelings and experiences that are shared are so-o-o-o-o much more valuable than just being a number!

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    1. I agree. Takes effort and time. :) Thanks for the comment!

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  5. You are clearly a mind reader. I was going to ask you this very question. Amazing!

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    1. I actually can read minds.

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  6. Great advice. I have always found that my best level of personal interaction on my own blog comes when I have the time and can engage in other peoples blogs!

    I’m blessed enough to have a rather forgiving bunch who don;t hold things against me too badly when I disappear for 8 weeks at a time!

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    1. Something woke me. Like an epiphany or something.

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  7. I’m new to blogging and this tip is very useful. Thank you! I also love reading your posts.

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    1. I am glad you found it so. Many people don’t realize there is a reader. :)

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    1. :) I am on some days.

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  8. Reblogged this on Chronicle of a Wayward Son and commented:
    Read this guy’s blog. Here is a great sampling of his sharp mind and writing style

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  9. Damn it! Now I’m conflicted. Damn you to hell, OM! You’ve just kicked my OCD into gear and now I’m up all night with a moral dilemma.

    Do I comment on this post and like it because of the value it holds or because I’m trying to get more exposure?! What to do?!

    (…hand wringing continues as I hit “post” knowing that both are true so it doesn’t really matter)

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    1. :) Go, find, grow. :)

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  10. Great post! Love your blog.

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    1. Thanks. I am glad to hear it. :)

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  11. It is just that simple. Nothing complicated. Nothing hidden. K.I.S.S. = Keep It Simple Sweetie

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    1. Yep, very simple indeed. ;)

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    2. Thought it was keep it simple stupid?

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      1. That works too LoL. :)

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  12. Reblogged this on The Good Lifestyler and commented:
    This, on the other hand, is useful advice!

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  13. Really love this, and your blog :)

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    1. Thanks I am glad to hear it! I appreciate you reading. :)

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  14. Keep writing. Yes, I will.

    I always read your post, love the honesty.

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    1. I am happy for the reads and thank you for the kind comment!

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      1. Thank you for the swift reply as well. I am not done catching up with your posts.

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  15. Yep, opinions, like the proverbial lower gateway of the digestive tract, are everywhere, and we all have one. And, some of us are blessed with several…

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    1. lol… I have several, every time I clear my digestive tract. Imagine that. lmao! I actually just laughed just now. At myself. That is pretty pathetic huh.

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  16. Your last sentence is very ‘if you build it, it will come’. Good advice, its almost the kind that is obvious. You know if you want to loose weight you have to work out, there is no shortcut. Its like what our moms used to say, ‘treat others the way you want to be treated’ great post!

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    1. Exactly so. Many bloggers have a “they will just come mentality” that ends up leaving them visit less and frustrated.

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  17. yeah i read lot of blogs everyday, and I have learned a lot from it.

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    1. I am glad to hear it. It is a great way to get outside our “worlds.”

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  18. I’m trying to do just that … read a lot and comment.

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    1. Birds can read and comment a lot? Interesting.

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  19. Great advice! Love what you are doing here, I have got to work on my blogs and get them more active. Sometimes not enough hours in the day. Here’s my links if you have a chance to take a look and give me any advice to help. :)
    http://cherokeewind.wordpress.com
    http://insurancebitsandpieces.wordpress.com
    http://teardropsfromthefuture.wordpress.com

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  20. Thanks, Jason. Very encouraging!

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    1. Hey… I can be encouraging sometimes. Just sometimes. ;)

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      1. Right. In moderation.

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  21. That really is the secret sauce up there. Since I have been so busy getting our house packed up and ready to go on the market (we will be officially living in CO this time next week) my blog writing and ability to like/comment has dropped off significantly. Thus traffic to MY blog has tanked. I’m down to my weekly photo post and that is getting only a few hits.

    Granted I’m still a newbie blog – but what you posted above and in your archived articles (the 30/30/30 formula) are just about spot on.

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    1. Yes, the formula works for those that wish to put in the effort. If it makes you feel any better, when I don’t post my numbers drop as well. :)

      All the best with your move here! See you soon? lol

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    2. The Mountain state is beautiful… you’ll love it here…probably…

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      1. I grew up in Grand Junction – so I’m moving home (temporarily while my husband launches his startup) I’d prefer to be in Denver where there is more to do – but you don’t say no to rent free when starting a new business.

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  22. Yes. Wise post. If you don’t like it, don’t click/read. I don’t see any bashing here. You are great blogger. :) I keep reading no matter what.

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  23. Wise words :-)

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    1. I am glad you found them so. It isn’t a very long post, but it is to the heart of how I blog.

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    1. No worries and thanks for reading!

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  24. I agree it’s good advice, but I do keep writing and showing others my appreciation by liking, commenting, etc., and I still don’t have 32,000+ followers [yet].

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    1. Honestly, pretty much every blogger that doesn’t write like I do has a chance to have a far greater audience than me. No one but I realizes just how many bloggers I have actually “scared off or turned off” by my topics.

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    2. Ain’t that the truth lol

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  25. Sounds like good advice to me.

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    1. I am glad you found it so and thanks for dropping me the comment! :)

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  26. The secret of the kingdom is yours for the taking.

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    1. Yes indeed. A kingdom as large as you wish to make it.

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      1. Can I be Queen? :-)

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  27. What else one can say? Keep writing and show the others you appreciate their effort by liking, commenting and following. Simply like that:) Good advice!

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    1. Yes indeed. Just keep writing. I have a Dori voice in my head now… gee thanks.

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    1. I am happy you thought so. :)

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