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1000 likes? Yes please!

Yesterday was another great day for my blog.

I was alerted of my 1000th like.

This isn’t a post to brag, it’s actually to describe my amazement, gratitude and how much I enjoy the WordPress community.

For those of you who have been following my blog, you may know that I only started it around 2.5 months ago. That’s 8 weeks or 56 days, roughly.

If you do the math, that works out at 17.85 likes a day, 125 likes a week or 400 likes a month. Add to this, 223 followers since my blog began, it all seems very encouraging.

Now, WordPress is not or should not be a numbers game. Getting hung up on the likes, followers or daily stats, as I have done and have blogged about in the past, then you’re on a path to disaster, as it no longer becomes about your writing or your blogs, just a desperate battle to get noticed.

My point is simple. If you do what you do, write what you write, write it well and share it often, everything else will happen naturally. Keep this mindset, and you’re in for exciting times ahead.

To all my readers, followers, rebloggers and critics who have made my writing and blog successful: thank you!

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A thank you to all WordPressers: How I became ‘Joe Blogs’ overnight

Since creating my WordPress blog, only five days ago, I have been truly amazed and grateful to the response & encouragement I have received on all of my posts.

The morning after the night of posting my first two blogs, 12 Things we learned from Die Hard and The importance of copyrighting your work, you can be sure of my excitement (& perhaps disbelief) at the amount of notifications that awaited me on my iPhones screen, as I wiped sleep from my eyes. Notifications of like after like, comments & new followers was a pleasant & welcomed surprise.

So, confident & encouraged, the blogs continued.

In only four days, I had reached over 100 likes, and in only five days, I had a following of over 50 fellow bloggers.

While I am not new to blogging, per se, I am new to WordPress and the community & what makes you successful being part of it. In less than a week, I’ve grasped it & I’m thoroughly enjoying writing & posting my blogs, while grateful to the response and feedback.

So, I’d like to finish with a huge thank you to all of my fellow WordPressers, who really did turn me into Joe Blogs overnight.

Keep reading & keep writing!

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