Begging for Stalkers

Follow me HERE.  And here!  And here!

I don't understand the need to have the masses "follow" me.  I do have an Instagram, Facebook, etc., but I couldn't even begin to tell you how many followers there are on any given social media.  It doesn't matter to me.  I mean,  I do care, but that's not why I write.

I saw a post about why as a blogger you NEED TO HAVE AN INSTAGRAM! Bonus - and how to get your first 1,000 followers!!!  Ack.  Why?  Why exactly do I NEED to have 1,000 followers?  Is this some kind of contest that I wasn't aware I had entered?!  Is it a test?!  I'm totally going to fail.

Blogging has become so much work.  Do this, get that.  Don't do this, you'll lose followers.  Not getting comments?  You aren't posting at the right time.  And so on and so forth.  ...  ...  Ack.

I don't even remember why I began blogging.  I think it was because my friend started doing it.  Now I just write a post when I have something to say, share, or show.  I enjoy when someone interacts and says, "Oh yeah, I know just what you are saying."  I mean isn't THAT the point.  To connect with people, not just connect to them?  

I have a Twitter.  I don't interact on it much.  Mostly it's links to Instagram or a blog post.  I decided to actually take a gander at my account yesterday.  I had to "UNFOLLOW" 40+ accounts that I had never followed in the first place.  Half of these accounts were written in some middle Eastern language.

Err... nope.

I didn't follow any of these people.  I've never seen any of those accounts.  This isn't the first time my Twitter was violated.  I was lucky this time around that they didn't autopost a bunch of diet tips and links (like last time).  I took that opportunity to go through the list of individuals I was following and removed more than 100 accounts.  Mostly from accounts I had followed when entering some contest somewhere.  Some were just interests that I am no longer interested in.

It's just all become too... busy.  

And I just wanna dance!!


6 comments

  1. I make it possible for people to follow me, but I don't beg for followers because, like you said, it's not about numbers. I don't care if 5000 people follow me on Twitter if, like, 2 actually read my tweets and interact. What does that do? Nothing.

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    1. Exactly. The outlets are available, but I don't feel like I need to push for people to follow me EVERYWHERE. In fact, I'm upset with Twitter right now anyway! I discovered a couple of days ago that my acct had been hacked and someone had followed more than 40 people with my acct. I changed my password and unfollowed them only to discover this morning that two new accts were followed overnight. I'm about ready to delete them all!

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  2. you are the one who introduced me to that movie and I still love it.........so to that and to your post all I want to say is.........DANCE !!!!!!!!!

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  3. It all depends on why you are blogging, and if you are number obsessed, but the followers are a big part if you are applying for paid blogging gigs and such.

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    1. This is true. I guess I didn't look at it from that perspective.

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