Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Are You Superstitious?
My latest superstition has to do with blogging. I know! How shocking that a writer would be superstitious about something connected to writing. I'm a bit nervous that talking about my newest craziness is going to somehow anger the gods of superstition but my curiosity to hear about other people's writerphobias outweighs my nervousness so I've decided to chance it.
Somehow, in my journey through blogotopia, I've decided the amount of followers on my blog is directly linked to the amount of blog posts I've posted.
23 posts = 24 followers
50 posts = 50 followers
72 posts = 71 followers
The correlation has been shockingly consistent right from the get go. What scares me is whether it works the other way around. Will I lose a follower for every day I don't post? Does it count if I write the post and then don't post it? What about when I guest post on someone else's blog? There are way too many loopholes and, I might add, it's particularly painful to be a superstitious lawyer.
A few weeks ago I was ready to give up on the whole idea because my posts were slowly outnumbering my followers....then all of a sudden I had a whole bouquet of new followers (each and every one of you made me smile) until I was back up to the same ratio. You all understand that the beauty of this is if I post every single day for the next two years I could have 730 new followers!
Hmm, maybe I'll just be content with the ones I have and *try* to stop being so superstitious.
I've shared mine, now it's time to share yours. And not just because you'll make me feel better for being so mezzo matto!