I checked my Stats earlier, and realised that I am fast-approaching 9,000 followers on WordPress.
8,395 WP followers.
47 following by email.
382 following on social media.
Total : 8,824.
Okay, we all know that most of those don’t really ‘follow’. Some probably don’t even exist, or have long since stopped blogging.
Let’s say, for the sake of argument, that I have 2,000 active followers. They produce around 325-475 views a day, and generate a lot of comments, depending on how many posts I publish.
Many people begin blogging hoping to get 10,000 followers. Some would like to have 100,000 followers, or ten times that.
But if you love to interact with the community, as I do, and if you love your fellow bloggers and cherish them, as I do, then how many followers is too many?
Would you have time to comment on all the blogs you follow, or to reply to the comments you receive from your own followers?
If you are a serious community blogger, with a love of blogging, and a sense of responsibility to your followers, then there is a limit, based on what time you have available on a given day.
So I don’t want to sound ungrateful, but almost 9,000 followers, active or not, genuine or not, is enough for me to cope with.