Thank you for 500 Followers! | My Future Blogging Goals

After slightly more than one year of blogging, I finally reached the 500-follower milestone on Friday and I just wanted to pop in and say thank you!

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After slightly more than one year of blogging, I finally reached the 500-follower milestone on Friday and I just wanted to pop in and say thank you!

Thanks for sticking around through all of my spontaneous mini-hiatuses and incorrigibly rambling posts. Like most writers, it makes my day to see that people actually read the things I write (if you’re reading this post right now, you’ve made my day) This is one of my favorite hobbies and I’m so glad I picked it up last year.

While I don’t blog for the numbers, and all milestones are arbitrary by definition, it was nice to see this pop up on my dashboard:

To commemorate the milestone, I’m going to make a short list of blogging goals I want to work towards in the future:

Future Blogging Goals:

1) Reach 1,000 followers

Obviously, this is the next numbers goal. It’s pretty self-explanatory. Moving on…

2) Branch out to other online platforms

This blog has no social media presence right now (well, technically I have a Pinterest for it, but I don’t use it and kind of forgot about it). I don’t really like the atmosphere of Twitter which is why I don’t currently have a Twitter account, but I might make one someday. I’ve also though about making a YouTube channel (as, I’m sure, many other book bloggers have because let’s face it, YouTube can be more lucrative than blogging in terms of engagement and audience, but I prefer blogging because I’m better at writing than being on camera)

3) Work on my blog aesthetic

I’m not much of a graphic design or art person and I hate formatting and designing things. I have a pretty basic blog theme and all my post images are stock media with no embellishments; I do think I should try stepping it up in the future. Please leave design tips because I have no idea how to go about this. Everyone has such gorgeous blogs, and then here I am!

I’m also going to put in a feedback poll to see what kinds of posts you all want to see, but I’m not sure it’s going to work right.

Edit: yeah, it doesn’t look like it’s working right.

Feel free to suggest post ideas in the comments if there is something specific you would like to read.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today even though this wasn’t really a “real” post.

I’ve been doing homework all day because my break ends tomorrow and didn’t feel like any of my other 101 drafts were quite publishable. Have a great rest of your week!

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64 comments on “Thank you for 500 Followers! | My Future Blogging Goals”

  1. Congratulations Emily!!!!! I hope you reach to 1000 followers soon! And, yes, I have thought about booktubing too!!!
    And I use Canva for my blog’s designs, and I am pretty happy with it!
    Congratulations once again!

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  2. Congratulations, Emily! 500 is such a huge milestone πŸ₯³πŸŽ‰πŸŽŠ And I totally feel you on the social media thing – Twitter sounds mildly terrifying and I’m awful on camera, so I think I’ll just stick to writing πŸ˜… But it’s cool that you want to branch out!

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  3. 🎈🎈Congratulations Emily for 500 followers. My blog, The Gondwanaland also achieved this milestone 4 days ago. I see you wanted to be read by people. It’s amazing. My best wishes to you and I hope you’ll reach 1000 followers in next few months.
    Thank you so much.β­πŸ’«πŸ’«β­πŸ’ͺβ€οΈπŸ’•πŸ’βœοΈ

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  4. it’s really nice to see these happiness posts. i somehow thrill at each of them after having worked really hard at reaching my first few followers and the thrill of adding one at a time. so i stop by to encourage each of you with your milestone. well done. it’s no small feat.

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