Some more Blogging Positives

After a long fiction serial, and lots of historical photo-posts, I thought I would get back to saying more nice things about Blogging.

The new bloggers continue to appear to ‘get it’. I have had some nice communication with brand new bloggers who have recently followed my blog, and they seem to have caught on very quickly about ‘Likes’, ‘Comments’, and replying to other bloggers too. This is very pleasing to me, and encouraging as well.

Some people are still using that ‘X invites you to follow his/her blog’ thing, provided by WordPress. My advice to you new bloggers, don’t use that. We are unlikely to accept your invitation, as most of us are already following far too many blogs, or happily rooted in our existing communities.

Many of you new bloggers are posting some great stuff too. In the last few days, I have seen some lovely photos, read a couple of excellent poems, and enjoyed the travel reports of a blogger in South America. That’s great!
It means that new bloggers are rapidly realising that blogging is not Facebook, and we don’t really need to see a photo of the fast food you had for lunch, or your mouth adorned in ten different colours of lipstick.

As we approach the autumn of 2019, I still believe that this has been the most positive year for new bloggers in a very long time. I hope that all those new bloggers keep going, and do not allow themselves to be discouraged by an initial lack of followers, or numbers of views much lower than they might have expected. It’s a long process, but you will get there in the end. You just have to keep working at it.

After blogging for over seven years now, and taking time to become part of a wonderful community of true blogging friends, I have never felt so positive about blogging as I do today. My own list of followers is growing healthily, and my daily views exceeded 500 on one day, for the first time ever. But this post is not about me, it is about all of you who have decided to take the plunge into blogging, during 2019.

Don’t worry. You are doing well, very well. And you are (mostly) doing it just right too. Well done to you all, and welcome to the wonderful (and addictive) world of blogging.

My thanks to all of you who have followed this blog, and my congratulations for ‘getting it’ too. If I have not acknowledged your follow, it is probably because you have not connected your blog site to your gravatar. How to do this can be found here.

Or because you were trying to sell me something!

Best wishes to all bloggers, old and new. πŸ™‚


41 thoughts on “Some more Blogging Positives

  1. Well done for the positive message Pete, thanks. Your comment about Facebook is interesting: it’s the only other social medium I use, deliberately eschewing Twitter. The lack of extraneous blather on here is very refreshing! πŸ˜€

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    1. Thanks, WB. My only experience of Facebook is my wife’s long-term addiction to it. People ‘checking in’ at coffee bars and cinemas, etc. I am sure there is more to it, but it’s not for me. πŸ™‚
      Best wishes, Pete.


  2. I’ve been surprised by me blogging experience. I have also gained some lovely regulars and the “social” side of it has been lovely. I enjoy the email updates of what people have been up to, and I have even found some cookery blogs that are getting me into the kitchen and baking more, much to the delight of my family haha πŸ™‚

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  3. I get new followers but since I am a geopolitical blog I get very few comments….sadly I have also lost some bloggers who have decided to take a break….it is always a good feeling to be so positive… of luck my friend….chuq

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  4. Amazing news, it’s truth, it takes time to get followers, I’m a new i know im not going to get followers right away one step at the time. Thanks for info have a wonderful restbof the week.

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  5. There does indeed seem to be a renewed energy in the blogging world…I have noticed it most on Twitter, where several blogging groups offer a chance to share a post and see other blogs as well, which seems to pop some of my stories a bit…

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    1. Thanks, John. I see many bloggers ‘arriving’ from Twitter and Instagram, and they are enjoying the greater interaction provided by blogging, whilst still sharing their posts on other platforms. πŸ™‚
      Best wishes, Pete.


  6. Thank you, Pete, for your awesome blog. Apologies for Liking and commenting less than I’d like. It’s only because I have subscribed to your blog and receive your posts by email. Which reminds me–your card is in the post πŸ™‚

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