I am old
As I was browsing through my Reading List, trying to find blogs I've loved and grew up blogging with, I realised that nearly all of them have just...stopped blogging. I did that once too, I might have stopped with them and a generation would have died: but I didn't. I feel like a survivor. I mean, I had great affiliates like Cate from Sparrow Review and Liz from Cleverly Inked:
Now they've both gone, and my only affiliate left is Precious from Fragments of Life. It's sad to not see them around any more. Jenn from Book Crazy has formally stopped blogging. Fortunately, not all of my old favourites have entirely left. Kate from the Neverending Bookshelf and Bookworming in the 21st Century (another one that I love) actually continued blogging together. Brizmus is still around on twitter and Teens Read and Write is still functioning after all these years.
What 600 Means To Me
I honestly don't know. I don't think 600 followers makes the quality of my blog better, so I'll just be posting the same as usual, just to a larger audience. Of course, it means I'll have to keep up with and connect with my readers though. Have surveys, ask what you all want to see and such. Ruling by the masses :D
600 also means something to me, as a person. That perseverance reaps benefits, and to never give up what I enjoy doing, because things will get better. Now, I don't really mind how many followers I get. I feel like my hunt to get more followers, that thirst, is over. I mean, 700 or 1000 would be nice, but I'm not going to stay up nights or days just devising tactics to get followers. The storm is over, and now it's just time to relax and blog. It's a great feeling!
I'm working on this 600 Follower Giveaway Event at the moment, asking authors and publishers to donate to the pot. I'm still working on all of this, so it may take a while to actually get out there. If you'd like to donate, I'd love for you to get in touch with me (raokiki6(at)gmail(dot)com) and we can discuss it :D
Thank you so much, my readers, for sticking with me for four years, through ups and downs you've been there, and it's amazing. You may remember when I was at 8 followers, or 100, or 200 and so on, and I hope you're proud to have seen me come this far! It's all because of you readers, that this blog has been possible! I haven't forgotten you, my old friends, and I can't wait to get to know my new ones!
Some GIFs to describe this sentimental moment:
|A big hug to each and every one of you!|
is what I'm doing now
And last but not least: