The Blogging universe is huge. There is a lot of us and you wouldn’t ever find a nicer community. But like all communities there can be a dark side. Today I’m going to talk about this.
We as bloggers always try our hardest to create unique content for everyone. Some make it big in little to no time for others it can be a slow journey. But that’s ok, eventually we will all make it if we put the effort and dedication in, for others it’s more of a hobby and numbers make no difference to them. But here’s the thing; when we do make it to the top of that big blogging tree we have to stay grounded. Staying grounded means that people still respect you and the work that you’re doing. Unfortunately this isn’t the case for everyone.
I’ll use twitter as my main example. There is a girl, she has 100 followers and she’s just started out blogging, she’s just quoted a much bigger blogger in a tweet and she gets nothing back. No like, no comment, no recognition; diddly squat. Now imagine how that girl who has only started out in the community feels, I imagine she’s feeling quite low. It takes less then a minute to respond back and make her feel a little good.
I guess what I’m trying to get at is. Stay humble. You are the same as someone just starting out, like their posts, retweet, give them advice, credit etc; help them. Because even though you’re followers are in the thousands, you too were at 100 followers before.
We’re all in this community, we’re all a part of this massive wonderful team and if we can all help each other out in just a tiny way then we’re making someone’s day a little brighter.
Because at the end of the day we’re all the same.