The above picture (well this whole post) was scheduled a couple of days ago…Guess what…I hit today!
Since I’ve learnt so much from my last give-way (like how to write up a good give away. That not every country will let you send whatever you want…Sorry, Victorious Pages!) … I’ve decided to do another one!…Watch this space for more…
I just wanted to thank everyone who reads my Blog and is a reader of my Blog as well. As some of you know, I really don’t like the word “Follower”. For myself, personally, it’s got like a cultish slight tinge to it,lol
I needed to write a post just for my readers on WordPress. Some of you are new, some of you have been reading my posts for a while!
I really honestly feel that even though I have not actually met any of you, in a a physical sense. I feel like a lot of us are good friends and you are some of the nicest people I have ever known! I wouldn’t keep writing this Blog, if it wasn’t for you all. Not too many people in my real life, even know about this Blog. I’m trying to keep it that way. Not because I feel like I’m doing anything wrong, just I know…the criticisms -.- Oh, you shouldn’t have written THAT Lauren!lol…You know what I’m talking about, I get criticised for my Facebook photos, let alone anything I write.
On here I feel safe and free to say what I want, and also free to take the responsibility for what I write too. Although I am not like totally famous or anything. Once something is out there, it’s out there. At times when I write a post I feel “Is this okay”. I have to say that every single one of you make me feel better, that I’m not alone and that you back me up in a lot about what I write.
You have all helped me so much with my anxiety and just generally feeling better about myself. I think a lot of us are going through the same thing.
Wow, I didn’t even notice with everything that’s been happening this week that I am now up too 600 readers!
This is amazing too me! I am honestly surprised when I had my first reader follow me, so to get here is an amazing event for me! Not too many people in my “irl” know that I even have that Blog. It just feels like this is something just for myself.
And it’s been great!
It’s pretty appropriate that I have noticed the gain in my readers (I hate calling readers ‘followers’…I just personally don’t like the term). I want to change my Blog this year, make it more relevant, have a little more fun it. See how I can it more Library and Book related. I have been inspired by my readers that’s for sure!
This year for me Christmas was a little different for me. The first thing that it was only the second time in my life that I was away from my Mum’s side for Christmas…and I love my Christmases there! I also had to travel three hours to get there and a huge part of my anxiety is about travelling, so that was exhausting as well!
Other than that I had a really nice time…No matter where I go, I’m always the quiet one, especially around people I don’t know. It was nice to see the different traditions and I didn’t really suffer from any anxiety, other than travelling and I had a bad night sleep. I always do now though, it didn’t help there was something chirping…I think it was a frog?…Could have been a bird? I just want to sleep now though…I think I’m coming down with a cold, I’ve got a slight sore throat, but I’ve started taking Vitamin C tablets….Everyone seems to have it at the moment…Anything worse than a Summer cold?
What I would like to know though, is how did you celebrate the festive time? Are you exhausted too? Did you do anything different this year? I want to start to get to know my readers…Let’s share!
I’ve been keeping an eye on this post all week, in case things change a lot. Over the past weekend I realised that I know have 500 “followers” and I am stunned! Hence why I’ve been keeping an eye on this post and see if people dropped off…Haha
It is amazing to me that I honestly even have 1 follower, let alone 500…It’s amazing and it literally could not happen without every single one of you. I mean quite literally, it’s thanks to every single one of you. I don’t actually like calling you all “followers”, I personally prefer to call you readers. Followers seems very much like I’m a Goddess or something. Which I don’t mind thinking to stroke my own ego, but this is definitely not what people who read any post on WordPress are, we are readers.
I would like to take this moment to thank each and every single one of you for helping me get there. For those who don’t know when I started this, I started it as a school project and it’s just developed from them. It’s changed over the last couple of years and I’ve Incorporated more and more into the Blog, I’ve got my Twitter account connected.
Too be completely honest, I think I wouldn’t even do the writing I do now if I hadn’t have kept this up. Having the “responsibility” of a Blog means that I’m always thinking, always thinking of topics to talk/write about. It helps me to keep motivated, and that wouldn’t also happen if I didn’t have readers who were reading.
I hit the 400 followers mark this week! I am so incredibly excited and incredibly grateful.
For those who don’t know, I started this Blog as a school project and it’s progressed from there. Since I didn’t really have a plan to start off this Blog with, it has made many changes over the times I’ve had it. It is the longest diary/journal I have ever had. Although I’m not honestly sure I would call it that because, it’s isn’t like I’m writing extremely personal entries on here.
I love this Blog world. I really do, I feel safe on here. The people I’ve met on here, the way it’s change my life. It really as, I cannot talk about the topics and issues that I do with the people that I do on here with my own friends. It’s kind of sad really. I have to be honest. I think no one really wants to hear it, the people I know. Anytime I bring a topic on my Facebook, people just don’t want to hear it…Ironically, if you play the “happy” on Facebook, they’ll respond to that. Even though every single self-aware adult knows how fake Facebook is. Apparently it’s not okay to stand for something on Facebook. Damn, I am OVER fake! It almost seems to me that people want to encourage the fake, not the real.
That’s why I love the Blogging World. It doesn’t seem to have the extreme negativity that other sites Facebook and Instagram have. Why that is, I don’t know. It has the discussions, it has the fun. It deals with the real and the fake. I feel like I can be, I discuss whatever it is that I want too. People are reading what is in my brain, rather than judging me on what I look like, or what I dress up like…It’s so freeing!
The only thing that I honestly wish is that I could hang out with the people from the Blogging world.
Yep…All about dropbox’s app on Android. I don’t know how many of my readers are aware, but I actually started to use WordPress/Blogging as a school subject for social media studies.
So here’s to you WordPress and all of my readers! Thank you for the good times and for helping me get through some really rough days. I don’t think that I’ve really had a horrible experience on here. You have introduced me to new experiences and new people…I love you for it! Here’s to more Blogging!