I get all types of emails regarding my blog, but yesterday I received the most bizarre one yet. I won’t bother to go into who wrote it or put all of the totally insane content of the email, but this one part I found really, really odd.
” …. and you have had your blog up since 2010, and you have less than 300 people following your blog. You are PATHETIC!!!.”
I never commented on this persons blog, liked any of their posts, or even visited their blog prior to getting this email. I have no idea at all who this person is. I thought of replying but that just gives them the attention they are seeking. I originally decided not to post about this, as by my writing this, it feeds their insanity.
I decided to post about it, however because the fact is, I didn’t know how many people followed my blog until they told me. I just ever really cared about the numbers. I never checked to see how many followers I have on Twitter either. Facebook, I know, because it is right there when I sign in.
I never created this blog to gather numbers. I did this for me, as a place for me to vent. I never expected a “following” because my blog is not about fashion, or food, or style, or real estate, or anything that most people are out their searching for. I write about my life. And I am not famous, or well read, or even a good writer, so the fact that nearly 301 (I checked) people actually follow my blog and want to read what I write amazes me.
So to you crazy person, congratulations on having those followers. You are obviously providing something that those people enjoy, and I hope you continue to grow your following as that seems to be your priority. May you find, peace, joy and sanity.
I wonder though, what would you, the readers of this blog, do if you got a letter like that? How would you answer something so bizarre?