I have been asked this question frequently since starting my blog.....especially when I sent an email "inviting" friends and family to follow me, unabashedly, I might add. "What does it mean to follow your blog?" My answer was simple. It shows your interest. If you have no interest in what I am blogging about, then it shows you really love me and want to support me in my efforts. I am not picky about the category in which you fall.
I came across a blogger named Dominic who wrote about it perfectly on his blog. Here it is in his own words:
Practically every blog, including this one, can be followed. What exactly does this mean? Simply put, following a blog shows the blog author that you have expressed an interest in the content of their blog. It also lets other readers, be they casual readers, or followers, know that they have an interest in it.More helpful tips from Dominic:
So true! I love, love, love to receive your comments, suggestions, tips, etc....So if you come across a blog that interests you, be sure to follow it. It lets the blog author know that what they are writing about is considered interesting by other people, and that you value their efforts. I would also encourage people to leave comments on blogs.
Some of my favorite quotes to sum up.....
Today I bent the truth to be kind, and I have no regret, for I am far surer of what is kind than I am of what is true. ~Robert Brault
Don't be yourself - be someone a little nicer. ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Second Neurotic's Notebook, 1966
Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see. ~Mark Twain
Have you had a kindness shown?Pass it on; 'Twas not given for thee alone, Pass it on;Be thoughtful of others and you will not be shy, for they are incompatible addictions. ~Robert Brault
Let it travel down the years, Let it wipe another's tears, 'Til in Heaven the deed appears
-Pass it on. ~Henry Burton, Pass It On
So, now you, too, can join me on adventures in gardening, decorating, and baking. Simply click the "follow" button on my sidebar and follow, follow, follow, follow, follow the yellow brick road...