Whenever I use smileys in my post title then please don’t judge me as a school-going teenager; just consider that I’m being super excited right now 😛 I had a gruesomely busy week and I couldn’t even open my laptop for a few days so today when I finally checked my notifications I read WordPress telling me “You’ve received 200 follows on Couch Potahto”.
That ain’t a big deal for most people; the blogs I follow have HUNDREDS AND THOUSANDS of followers, but that never intimidates me. I know blogging is my hobby and I love to write when I have the free time, I don’t take it too seriously, but I never thought that a simple hobby of mine would lead me to meet the most amazing people on this planet earth!
Why this means so much to me?
You see, a ‘Follow’ on WordPress (or any other blog site) is quite different than a ‘Follow’ on Twitter or a ‘Page Like’ on Facebook. On Twitter or Facebook, this is like saying “Yeah I like your stuff, will check you out again“, but on a blog a follow means “I would like to build a long lasting relationship with you.”
And I’m proud to say that I have found such people all across the globe that I now consider a very crucially important part of my life. They are now like my own family. I’m invested into their lives. I get excited when some of them are about to get married (and I wish I could catch a plane and be a part of it, seriously), I read about their daily routines just like siblings like to hear each others daily updates, I listen and heed to their advice, I laugh at their silly jokes and stories, I feel their pain when they feel down, I think about what they might be up to when I’m busy in my own life and I’ve actually saved the time-zones of some major cities in my phone just so I’m aware of their timings (see proof below) 😀
I’m sorry if I’ve missed someones, I might not be sure of where you live 😛
Long story short, you people are AWESOME, and I’m sorry if I don’t say this to your face but I love you all. And to the ones who do follow me but don’t visit my blog much, I know my posts aren’t that interesting to read and I’m a shit writer but I hope you’ll come around 😀 *fingers crossed*
I hope this family keeps on growing ^_^