It’s Sunday morning. The house is quiet. The girls are out with their Dad getting a haircut, and the little boy went to tag along.
Strange, huh? The Daddy accompanying the girls for their salon visit? Well, that’s their bonding time. Me, I was sweeping the floor when they left. And now I have just finished my morning coffee and browsing through my feed, and came across a post about numbers. It’s not about the numbers, the guy said. And I wholeheartedly agree.
Each time I add a year to my age, I don’t really mind. It’s not about the number of years I have lived. It’s about how I have lived those years. And so far, so good.
I have two Facebook profile accounts, two Facebook pages, one Twitter account and three websites. One Facebook account is used to connect with family and friends, while the other is a mix of family, friends and business acquaintances, created specifically for my online branding. I have 121 people following me in my personal profile account, and 109 people following me on my brand account, not counting the people I already have as friends. I have 273 followers in my brand’s page and 289 followers on my other biz page. I’m not even aware anymore how many are following me on Twitter because I very rarely tweet.
So why am I sitting here writing about those numbers? Not to brag, for sure. Those numbers are not high enough to brag about.
But even if they are, I still won’t. See, I got those numbers fair and square. Didn’t have to pay for people to “like” me. Neither did I spam friends’ inboxes to force them to like my pages.
Well, maybe I did send my link to some friends, but only to those I am close enough to say that I am trying to get some words out and I need help. So if you’re reading this, and you happen to be one of the 10 people I sent my link to, consider yourself a close friend.
On this quiet Sunday morning, while the sun is still undecided whether to come out or not. which makes me undecided whether to do my laundry or not, I’m writing this post to say thank you to the number of people who have decided to follow me and put their trust in me not to flood their feeds with insignificant content. I may not even be consistent on the frequency of my updates, but that’s only because I really don’t post just for keeping the pages active. I post when I feel strongly about something and I feel the need to share.
So it’s not about the number of followers that I have, it’s about their reason for following me. And whatever that reason is, I want to make sure that I will be worthy of their time.
And it’s not about the number of updates that I post, it’s about what I post, and how my followers will benefit from it.
Errr… now I’m thinking… how is this post beneficial to my readers now?
Not really sure. But I had this strong feeling of gratefulness. And I just need to share how grateful I am for all the blessings, and you, if you are reading this, are one of those.