At the beginning of my blogging journey, I was complaining why I have no followers and Likes on my posts. I was reading others’ blogs but they wouldn’t read mine, I couldn’t get that and wrote a few posts asking other bloggers why it was happening this way. I wanted to feel appreciated and encouraged, I thought Comments and Likes would make me more interested in blogging but that’s not true.
Yesterday I was reading I Want To Be WordPress Popular (Don’t You?), the blogger was talking somehow about the same thing. He/she wants to be more popular on WordPress and want their posts to go viral. My only advice was that everyone has their own reasons for why they write; some write for fame, popularity or even money but the truth is that writers write for the sake of it. This is what I was told when I complained about the feedback and lack of Likes. A very respectable blogger once told me that I have to write because I need to, because it’s my life and writing is in my blood. She told me that I should keep writing even if I’m the only one that reads my blogs. The day will sooner or later come and I’ll have my own followers but now -back then- I should keep developing the bait of writing.
Today, I have more than 200 followers and roughly 1400 likes on my blog. I didn’t expect that much, I can’t believe all these people are following me and reading my posts. I am going to keep writing because writing is a life.
Here are a few good reasons why writers write, hope you enjoy. 🙂