What Is In A Number

I had a notification today that I had new “followers” – I prefer the term “reader” myself, doesn’t make me seem like a Deity wannabe then. Then I had another notification immediately afterwards with an award.

Thank you to everyone who has decided that they want to read my blog and receive updates. I wish I could read everyone’s blogs who read mine, but unfortunately, I just don’t have the time. To the 1,337 who are reading mine – thank you and welcome.

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72 thoughts on “What Is In A Number

  1. Congratulations! I prefer “readers” too; followers does sound like you have disciples. I’ve always wondered how you could follow more than one person at a time, but anything’s possible online. πŸ™‚

  2. Congrats, Al !!! I agree with you on the word “follower”. Reader is a much better word to use considering reading is the main activity being pursued. Follower sounds like someone is stalking you.
    Peace

    • Thanks Ute. I am surprised when I see more and more people come to my blog. I have never been Freshly Pressed so they don’t come to me that way. I don’t comment on other blogs as much as I would like to, so it is not through that. It is just odd.

  3. They do give that award for number of posts, too, not that I have been anywhere near as prolific as that. No awards thereafter that I am aware of. Interesting, isn’t it that they stop congratulating you after you reach 1337? I’m honored you stop by friendly fairy tales, my friend. You certainly are busy! Congrats!! Brenda

    • Thank you Brenda πŸ™‚ I wish I wasn’t as busy and I could visit more blogs. I feel I am ignoring people who come here.

      I’ve had over 2000 posts and never got a mention. I wonder if they do it at 5,000 or 10,000

      • I saw a post by someone who got an award at 1337 posts. Perhaps I am remembering it wrong, lord knows the little gray cells don’t work as well as they used to. Boy you are amazing, posting that much. When did you start blogging?

        • I got one for 1337 likes.

          I started blogging in 2004 but moved to WordPress March 30 2009 and started this blog February 2010. I had 3 readers until April 1 2012 and then it was like someone opened a door so people all came in to see what was going on and very soon, I had to buy a bigger place because people wouldn’t fit. (I’m going to use that on April 1st πŸ˜‰ )

          • Wow. I got the likes one, too, and nothing since. I know I’m over 10,000 now because I obsessively counted a few months ago. I don’t pay much attention to my stats these days. I probably should, but I just like to write. I keep up with my comments, and do my best with my reader, but am an abysmal failure at that. I try to visit and catch up with people. Sometimes. And I try to write, as well as I can as much as I can. I have some unpublished stories I submitted to traditional publishers. I want to self-publish a novella and finish an new novel this year. I feel like my head is spinning often. I kind of enjoy that. I don’t have to pay admittance to an amusement park, I get this careening up and down feeling for free. LOL You are a long-term blogger. You must love it.

            • I was going to give up in 2012. I posted one that asked who read my blog and I got four responses, one said that he received RSS and another said she hadn’t visited for a while so I made the choice that on April 1st, I was going to delete my account and be done with it. Fate had other ideas it seems

            • I am happy you finally got the recognition your writing deserves. I have a year and half to get the money-making side of writing off the ground, and if I don’t, then I will go back to writing for hire. I am quite good at that. I would so love to write for myself. I’m going to work hard this year.

            • I’m doing something as well which is why I am having less time. I am hoping to be done either this year or early next

    • Thank you Terry πŸ™‚ I wasn’t even aware they did that for readers. I know they do for likes as I had that one a long time ago.

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