A couple of years ago, I posted a quippy little poem about the ‘like’ button. Because, after I had been blogging for one year, WordPress changed the way blogs work (they’re always fixing things that aren’t broken). No one had to go to a blog to like it anymore, they could just do it from the Reader. Subsequently, clicks on blogs were no longer necessary.
I’ve got what seems like a lot of followers at 1,100, but due to the WordPress set-up, people can also follow without ever coming over to check out my blog. My stats have gone down every year since. So much so, that this year I’ve received half the amount of clicks than I received that first year. Needless to say, I’m not looking forward to those end-of-year stats.
What I don’t understand, is how people put their name/brand/gravatar on something they have no idea of what it says. What if it was something very offensive, or something that goes against their core values? Oh wait, maybe people don’t have those types of values anymore. They must also not follow the golden rule … read others as you would want them to read you.
But, I digress.
So, tomorrow is the four-year anniversary of when I started blogging here on Lori’s Lane. I want to thank those of you who have stuck with me. I’m so blessed to know you through these blogs. It’s my dream to meet my blogging friends in person someday. I hope you’ll continue with me in 2016. Considering the state of the world, I fear what is to come and hope we can continue our conversations in this wonderful community.
I also want to thank those of you who aren’t WordPress bloggers and come over here to read me. I’m grateful that you think my words are worth your time and attention. Thank you to my in-person friends and family who read as well.
I wish I could name every one of you and describe each of your wonderful attributes. For now, as an anniversary celebration, I’m going to name the top six commenters and recommend others follow them as I do.
Carrie Rubin – The salty and funny introvert who is the author of fantastic thrillers.
SD Gates – The nurturing nurse who has lived many places and writes about things paranormal.
Lorna’s Voice – The hilarious humorist and memoirist who writes great flash fiction.
EllaDee – The super kind and thoughtful Aussie who teaches me about her home country.
Wordfromanneli – The author of thrilling romances and fantastic photos of breathtaking scenery.
Jill Weatherholt – The uplifting positive thinker. Keep on the lookout for her first published book by Harlequin coming soon.