The good people that run WordPress have just informed me that this humble blog o’ mine has reached an important milestone. As of 3:00 AM this morning (Pacific Daylight Time) I received my 500th follow! Combined with followers from Facebook, Yahoo, and Twitter, that brings the grand total to 2,091!
I’m especially happy about this because for some time now, I’ve had trouble breaking the 2050 mark. It seemed that with every new follower, I would lose one, and that’s never nice. Sounds greedy, I know. But it seems that the more people you have willing to listen to you, the more concerned you are about keeping that following.
Naturally, I want to thank all those people who have signed on to follow Storiesbywilliams. This past March marked its third anniversary, and for those who have chosen to stick with me over the past few years, I am especially thankful. The support and encouragement I have received since deciding to go public with my writing have made quite the difference.
Not only has it helped me to bring my written work to publication by giving it the feedback and constructive criticism it needed, it has been the difference between toiling in anonymity and making meaningful connections with people. This is why I began writing in the first place, and knowing that there is a receptive public makes all the difference.
Here’s to three years more and (fingers crossed) another 500 followers! And to those I’ve been following myself, I hope I have managed to make a similar contribution to your work. None of us is alone on this journey and we all need to know that we are doing matters to others. May it lead us all to somewhere joyous, fruitful and (God willing) profitable as well!
9 thoughts on “New Milestone: 500 Follows!”
Congratulations, Matt! I’m glad you made the milestone. I’m on the way to another milestone myself, so I feel happy for you. Let’s keep supporting each other and see where we get.
Oh, what are you coming up on?
666 blog followers (a big milestone for your friendly neighborhood horror writer) and 25K views. Hopefully I’ll reach both soon.
Woo hoo! Congrats!
(BTW, I’m having trouble commenting on posts, so don’t think I’m ignoring you just because you don’t see a comment from me)
I would never 🙂
Congrats. I look forward to more.
Well I have reserved one facsimile for you and hopefully when you reach the 1000 I will have it finished ;D congrats
A facsimile? Please explain…
One printed copy of the original book… there will be one handmade original book and ten printed copies (facsimile) I have decided to give you one copy if you like of course… and with the condition that I manage to finish them… XD