I’m taking a break from posting bookish lists, book reviews, and wise-AF comments about bookstagram. Instead, I’ve decided to candidly talk about why YOU visiting my blog (or anyone’s blog for that matter) is the way to prove you’re the coolest person in the whole wide world.
Reminder: 99% of us don’t get paid.
I hella don’t blog for the money (wait, why am I blogging then?). I blog because it’s fun (oh, yeah). I don’t get paid to do this and that’s okay. Sometimes there are perks of blogging, though. I get free books, sometimes advanced copies, and sometimes even miscellaneous merchandise. These perks are amazing, and a small part of the reason I continue to stick with this hobby!
But to get the goods, you need a bit of clout.
Unfortunately, we don’t get to just start a blog and expect the free stuff to start pouring in. We have to stick with it for a long time. We have to build followers and traffic to our sites. This is where you come in.
Your clicks and subscriptions keep us chugging along.
If no one visited my blog, I guarantee I would not still be doing this two years later. But you guys keep coming, clicking on links and some of you even *gasp* subscribe! It’s because of YOU that I can receive free books and have fun interactions with authors and other bloggers. It’s because of YOU that I’m still here gracing you with my awesome presence. (Aren’t you pleased with yourself?)
So what’s my point?
It’s the LITTLE THINGS that help me as a blogger (and help others, too). We don’t need your money (but just saying, I wouldn’t say no to a few thousand dollars). We need something that ultimately costs you very little:
– We need your clicks on our links. Even if you’re on that page for 10 seconds, just clicking on it adds another view. It helps our stats!
– And if you have the time, we’d love a comment on our posts. Again, it helps with the site stats.
– And if you’re feeling OH-SO-STUPENDOUSLY generous, SUBSCRIBING to an e-mail list (even if it’s with an e-mail you never check), is basically equivalent to giving the blogger a winning lotto ticket.