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Do You Have Fans, Participants or Spectators?

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Seth Godin posted a great article the other day called, Fans, participants and spectators. In it he states…

“If all you’re doing is increasing the number of digital spectators to your work, you’re unlikely to earn the conversion you deserve.”

He talks mostly about making money but I agree with him 100%. Blogging isn’t about how many readers/followers/likes you have. It’s about finding your tribe and forming valuable relationships. Which is why I say the Number of People Following you Doesn’t Matter.

Blogging is not a popularity contest. It’s a passion.



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    Karen@WaistingTime

    July 13, 2010

    Oh this is so timely for me. I was just having and email conversation with a fellow blogger and part of that touched on the idea of increasing readership and do we want to do that? (Neither of us blogs with ads or for money.) What do we gain? Do we touch and inspire more people? Do we form more connections? Or is the number of follows less important than the actual comments that we get? I have to say that for me right now, I love the interaction piece, the connections I am making, the relationships I am building. Yep, for me it is still a passion and not about numbers. Would I love more and more readers? Sure – bring them on:) But that is not what drives me or makes me smile each day when I read the amazing words that others write in response to something I have said.

    My new big debate – should I have a facebook page for my blog?

    roni

    July 13, 2010

    Karen – That’s a great topic! I’ll get on that. ;)

    Here ye! Here ye!

    Patty (nycgirl0501)

    August 3, 2010

    For me blogging has always been about having fun. Writing about things I like (or not) and really making relationships with people that I have stuff in common with. Sure I’ve added giveaways & book reviews which are a nice break for when I have writers block but other than that I think its still about connecting with people.