Since I read blogs from my dashboard, all I need to do is click on a blog's 'Follow' icon and it will automatically supply me with that blog's new posts. I used to read blogs by saving them to my browser favorites list, and would go down the list each time I wanted to look for new posts. But I found that method inefficient, since it made me check every blog each time, even those that didn't have new posts.
But probably my favorite reason for liking the 'Follow' feature is because I can see how many people have decided to follow my blog, and who they are.
Let's be honest, I don't get a lot of comments on my posts, usually a dozen or less, compared to other blogs I know that get 20, 50, or more comments per post. If I didn't have the 'Follow' feature, I might incorrectly assume that only a dozen or so people read my posts. But thanks to that handy 'Follow' feature, I know I have over 60 people following my blog. That makes me feel great!
That's not to say that I post just to get comments. If that were true I would have stopped blogging the first year when only 1 or 2 people were reading. But I've continued for almost 5 years now because I like it. Blogging gives me a forum to express myself and connect with others virtually. I've also had the pleasure of meeting several bloggers in person, thanks to the friendships created by sharing our thoughts and experiences with each other virtually.
So today I dedicate this post to all of you who follow Tales of the Sissy, and I extend to you my sincere thanks.
Please feel free to leave a comment about what you like, what you don't like, and what you want to read more about, and I'll try to incorporate your input. But remember, in the end its all about me!