So I was very pleased with myself that during the last month 31-day blogging challenge (NaBloWriMo) I managed to uphold my commitment for daily posting. I was wondering however, why, despite my social interactions with other participants, I was rarely getting comments on my blogs from new people. It’s not that I expected it and I still interacted with people I like, whether they did something for me or not, but I thought that it was strange.
I even asked some of the bloggers how they manage to gain followers, and they told me essentially that you do so by interacting with others. I was still scratching my head, when recently, after the challenge had ended, I stumbled across a comment on a neglected, old blog of mine. Oh, come on, we all have them … those projects we abandon in favor of funner ones or because of other responsibilities.
Anyway, as I was saying: This comment I saw had been left over a week ago. And it said that she liked my comments and interactions on her blogs and wanted to see what I was posting, but that the only links showing on my Blogger profile were to blogs that had not been recently updated. Duh! No wonder, I forgot to do the most important step which was to link my active blog through my profile.
As the saying goes: It wasn’t them – it was me!