~How To Get Them~
1. Visit blogs
2. Comment on said blogs
3. Return to said blogs (multiple times)
4. Follow the bloggers on social media
Eventually, they should bite if they're human (see above).
1. Do nothing
Trust me, this works just as well most of time. It's okay for people to follow you first sometimes :)
~They Are Your . . .~
audience ~ entertain them.
responsibility ~ they don't come and go by accident. They're real people, too.
friends ~ like I said, they're real people. Internet friends are most definitely a thing.
everything ~ you have to have readers, guys, and readers may as well be followers.
~What I've Learned~
Keep in mind that numbers aren't everything, though. You don't need a throne of purest gold to impact people. Maybe one little blog post blew their mind and they have to process it before they come back. (Don't burst my bubble on this one, please.)
To me, followers and subscribers are like your friends in life. They are the people you know by name and face and spend time with continuously. But there are a gazillion more people in the world that come under your influence as you live your life. Those, my friends, are you readers. Influence is a power that should not be taken lightly.
~A Random Announcement~
Now that I've given you my impromptu post, I am going to prepare you for what's coming (because I've actually planned ahead). I have my first giveaway coming Thursday! That's two days.
Less than that, really. So I hope you're ready! I'm very excited about this and promise it's some good stuff I'm handing out. What am I celebrating? Awesome followers, obviously. I'll save the list of other things for Thursday :)
How many followers do you have right now? Have you worked for them or just let them find you? Have you figured out how to number your subscribers with FeedBurner yet? Are you excited about my giveaway? Too many questions? ;)