Quiet Changes

Day 327, an addendum

Artist: Kate Greenaway (1846–1901) Engraver:

Edmund Evans (1826–1905)   Alternative names Edmund William Evans Description English engraver and printer Date of birth/death 23 February 1826 21 August 1905 Location of birth/death London Isle of Wight Work location London Authority control : Q4529602 VIAF: 71519059 ISNI: 0000 0000 8392 8947 ULAN: 500023437 LCCN: n81059993 NLA: 35071074 WorldCat creator QS:P170,Q4529602, Pied Piper2, marked as public domain, more details on Wikimedia Commons

Today I noticed I quietly reached 300 blog followers. There was no fanfare or any false notion on my part that I truly have 300 followers. I can see by likes and comments and statistics how many people really read what I write.

Some followers are trying to up the ante on their own website’s ranking. Some people are trying to sell products or real estate or any other number of thing I am not in the market for. I follow people who write from their heart and have something to share. I read more than I like and comment, though. Sometimes I agree and sometimes I disagree but I never feel the need to try to argue someone else’s opinion or win them over to my way of thinking.

A long ago I took a statistics class. I still remember the first lesson in the class.

Figures don’t lie but liars can figure.

To those who truly follow and read and like and comment — I thank you. We are nothing without each other.


16 thoughts on “Quiet Changes”

  1. Real communication is ‘blogging gold’, I agree. I just checked my stats, and my current total of followers is said to be 4,415. If 10% of those are ‘genuine’, that’s fine by me. 🙂
    Best wishes, Pete.

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  2. I’m with you. I follow bloggers whose writing and viewpoints I enjoy. I wish I had more time to devote to reading them because along with some great writing, there are some interesting ways to look out the world in the blogosophere!

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  3. I remove those type of followers from my journal/blog (hawkers and people who don’t actually write anything). I’m not interested in their customized t-shirts … I’m busy spilling my guts out.

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  4. Quality, not quantity. I follow you to learn about things like kindness, tolerance, humor and joys of life. I’m never disappointed.

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  5. It’s true, Maggie. It’s the people in the community that make such a good experience. The other followers make a nice number, but that’s about it. I do check out the new followers -sometimes, there’s a gem 😉

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