Firstly I confess to indulging with the title. I made up that phrase some twenty years ago and have been looking for a good reason to use it, AND have not Googled it ‘cas it’s bound to be there and right now I don’t want to know! S’mine…all mine!!
Anyway, so the other day I received this message. 100 likes and I have 35 people following. Now to put this in perspective I regularly read posts which JUSTIFIABLY attract a 100+ likes and dozens of comments on account of them being, informative, or funny, or evocative to name but three qualifying factors. So those stats of mine are, let’s just say in terms of numbers, modest.
But that is not actually the point; those numbers to me are a celebration not of my efforts but of the environment which is this WordPress writing community. The environment being down to the efforts of you, fellow bloggers who encourage directly and by example of your own blogs.
I admit to starting off goofing around, which is something of a fall-back position for me, but the more I explored and read, the more it became apparent there was a whole positive world out there of people producing the most creative and innovative work, putting into words their own thoughts, feelings, ideas, being willing to share, encourage and help. So it was no more living in the bubble, but get out there and get into the community.
Thus those 100+ likes and those 35 followers and the 38(?-memory overload-time for a cuppa tea) followings are the ones that I feel the message celebrates; me I’m just the messenger ‘picking up on the vibe’
Good luck and best wishes to you all. Long may you thrive! (that’s the translation of the title, and honest I was not thinking of Spock when I fashioned it)