Here’s a basic lesson in self promotion.
My daughter is ten and she’s doing online classes like so many other kids out there. She misses her classmates and the stimulation one gets from interacting with their peers.
She created a google classroom to share some of her passions and ideas for dealing with boredom like dad jokes and BTS videos. She was so excited about her classroom until no one joined.
I asked her “Gracie have you shared the classroom with anyone else and asked them to join?”
She didn’t think anyone would be interested and instead lamented that no one was showing up on their own accord. I taught her that you can’t find what you don’t know is there and that if she wanted people to interact she needed to really take the reins of destiny and put herself out there.
Bloggers are the same way.
Some of us are just fine writing in our corners, but just as many of us are cries in the night asking for others to care. We write our passion, our fears, our cares and hopes and dreams waiting for someone to stop by and just say “hey, I feel the same way too sometimes.”
If you don’t put yourself out there, if you don’t self promote, no one will ever find you. We do this through small chores such as sharing our posts on other platforms, tagging in different methods, interacting, and basically just playing the game to get noticed. You shouldn’t feel ashamed of wanting what so many others also want as well.
We just want to be heard.