Thursday, September 3, 2009

Oh fine

So I thought I was morally opposed to the whole "Followers" thing on blogger. I considered it to be a popularity contest, like how many signatures you got in your yearbook, or how many friends you have on Facebook. It's like:

"Look at me, look at all my followers, see how popular I am, love me, LOVE ME!"

To tell you the truth, I think a lot of the reason why I didn't post my followers was because I don't have many, so I feel like a LEW-ser. Yes, it really is high school all over again. :)

In the end, I realized that maybe I don't have many followers because I don't post them. I have site meter and I get decent hits to my blog, so maybe there's just a disconnect. At any rate, I've given up on my grand ideals. There's the infamous gadget on the side. Follow me if you like. If not, I'll still like you.

I can think of no better way to close this post than to say:

"Stay cool and fun and have a great summer."

21 comments:

Miriam S.Forster said...

I already follow you!!

Cause you're awesome. :)

(The funny thing about followers is that I know there are blogs I follow anonymously. So I always wonder if anyone is following ME anonymously...)

WV: takemom Um... where?

JaneyV said...

That is some Followers section you have - I joined and my browser 'unexpectedly quit'. I can only assume Safari was overwhelmed to be in such amazing company!

Renee Collins said...

Miriam-Aw, thanks. :)

Janey-More likely your browser was sending you a desperate message. "Don't do it, Janey! NOOOO!" ;)

Natalie said...

I've been following you forever. Because you're awesome. It's true tho. You put it up and people just want to click on the box...

MeganRebekah said...

When you become famous and have hundreds of followers, remember those of us who followed before you even had Friend Connect!

Like Natalie said, we follow because you're awesome! :)

Renee Collins said...

Natalie and Meghan- Thanks guys! Your comments make me happy. :)

Lady Glamis said...

Rest assured I am following you anonymously. I'm a huge huge brat and only follow published (or almost published) authors, agent blogs, and writing-help blogs publicly. Feel free to glare at me. Natalie already did, although I need to add her to my public list now that NATHAN is her AGENT! We all know where that's headed as far as publishing goes!

We're next, Renee. Me. You. We'll get hailed over that castle wall one day. And we'll even sit at the cool table. One day...

Anyway, following, yeah. I'm following you because you rock!

Becca said...

Ren I am a follower... :)

storyqueen said...

I felt the same way, but got convinced to use the follower gadget so it is easier for those that do follow to find your new posts.

So, I'll follow you!

Shelley

candicekennington said...

I want to follow you b-cuz u r
2cool
2be
4gotten!

I don't think my wordpress browser will let me follow, so I'm going to have to use my family blog. :)

Renee Collins said...

Aw, you guys are all so sweet! You're gonna make me cry. :)

Renee Collins said...

Michelle-Yes! We are so going to be there. Eventually . . . :)

Becca-You are da bomb.

Shelly-Hi! and Thanks! I've seen you around on Natalie's blog. Glad to have you aboard. :)

Candice-Your comment cracked me up!

Jessie Oliveros said...

I think you stole my brain because I've been thinking the same thing about myself lately. I need to publish my followers (2 btw, just 2 and one is a friend who accidently followed my public blog instead of my private blog). Anyway, I need to follow people, too, because for some odd reason I have never done that either. SO, I AM FOLLOWING YOU as soon as I type the word "paemat" which I think has something to do with leaving money on my doorstep.

Lady Glamis said...

Jessie, for some stupid reason you were not on my list! I've added you to the blogs I follow anonymously. You used to be on there. Lots of stuff got messed up when I switched stuff over to anonymous. Rest assured I'm reading your posts.

And I've very sorry to hear about your son deleting your words. That totally sucks.

Renee Collins said...

Jessie-I need to start following some blogs too! And I don't know how to do that without the little follower gaget thingy. So, yeah, put yours up! I'll follow you. :)

In fact, I'm going to go follow all of you guys, I think. Because you are all awesome. :)

Renee Collins said...

wait . . . I have to get a decent profile pic first, so I don't have that blank head.

Lady Glamis said...

If you come up here Renee, you know I'll do a photo shoot for you. :)

Renee Collins said...

Michelle-Ooo!! That would be fab!

Tara said...

I would've followed your blog even if you didn't have the gadget. I'm enjoying your posts.

Renee Collins said...

Tara-Thanks :) You are all so nice.

Diana said...

Hey Ren, you have #1 fan in me:)