I made it to my goal of 900 followers (technically yesterday) but, I am in such a good mood over this! Not because it means I have more followers, but it means I met 100 more people this month, I talked to a possible 100 more people, read 100 more blogs, possibly maybe even learned 100 more things from all of you. Having followers is like every bloggers dream, but having followers who later on become friends, become your coffee and conversation partner, or people you can rely on to make your day – that my good sir is hard to come by. It occur to me today that someone had a made a comment on my YouTube channel telling me how they not only like my videos but they like the fact I respond to everyone’s comments – that is their favorite thing about me. Reading that, really made me smile, because I am not sure if you know this, but I make it my mission to ALWAYS respond to people on any of my social media mediums (this is why I am on so many).
You see, I don’t think some of you realize that a response to someone is a million times better than following someone (in my opinion) because when you respond, you are showing you read it, you understood it, and you are interested in speaking with that particular person. When people follow me, I hope they follow me because they enjoy my engagement, I hope they follow me because they are eager to know more and I hope they follow me because they feel comfortable on my page or whatever medium they follow me on. I don’t want someone to follow me and then never talk to me, I want to talk to each of you, and it doesn’t have to be about fitness/health, it can be about your day, your hobbies, your family.. those conversations are meaningful to me.
I strive to make good content, yes. BUT I also strive to make good conversation, to show my interest in your blog or videos, to show interest in your life because I want to engage, I want to know your opinions or thoughts. You’re not just a follower or subscriber, when you talk to me, you have begun a deeper journey, a journey that I hope never ends. xo
Thank you for being there for me, and supporting me! Cheers.
New goal: 1000 followers.
Your Fitness Blogger,