When I was younger, anything more than five ‘likes’ on Facebook had me squealing in delight.
“Wow, six people liked my status about ice cream!”
*Two minutes later*
Admittedly, six people is a lot (imagine six people in a broom closet). But when some friends’ photos somehow garner more than a hundred ‘likes,’ six seems a little humbler in comparison.
At the moment, I often feel like I’m stuck in the ‘child’ phase of blogging. I’ve grown quite accustomed to not having many indications that the content I create is reaching people, so when a few ‘likes’ or comments roll about, I feel really happy. Then a blog here and then flaunts its thousands of likes and comments per post, and I get reminded, again, that six can’t quite compare.
This doesn’t mean that I don’t treasure all the support I’ve gotten already (each and every ‘like’ and comment is gushed about on this side of the screen). Neither do I believe that blogging is all about the number of followers you have, or the number of ‘likes’ you can get. Six ‘likes’ or one comment is as valuable as a hundred, because either way, I know that someone is taking some time to look at a post I’ve made.
But I have recently realised that to keep earning readers’ appreciation, I have to keep writing. I have to work hard and I have to keep putting content out there. So when I feel slightly hopeless in the future, I intend to keep this in mind, and I intend to keep writing.