I mean… I deeply, and wholeheartedly appreciate anyone who decides to follow along with the crazy shenanigans I cause on the internetz. But I always find it kind of ookie when I’m encouraged to *seek out* followers, like I’m supposed to try to collect people.
Obviously there are some that feel completely comfortable with that—and there’s no judgement here. I totally understand that the whole point of InstaTweetBookTumblrlng is to have people see what you post, and that’s rather hard to do without followers. And I definitely do get excited when I see new faces pop up in my feeds.
But still, sometimes the whole thing can feel like … your value and success should be measured in the number of likes / reblogs / followers you can proudly display. And personally, I feel like that sort of spoils the fun.
I’m here for the interaction. Sure, sometimes things can get overwhelming (or occasionally people can be less than kind). But writing is a solitary process, and communicating through social media (even if it’s simply clicking a cool link, or reblogging a funny gif, or seeing someone “like” something I post) is a welcome way to get out of my own head. (and fine, it’s also an EXCELLENT way to procrastinate).
So I guess what I’m trying to say is, I hope all of you know how very much it means to me that you follow me. I don’t know how you found me—and I don’t know HOW you put up with all of my cat pictures. But I’m EVER so happy that you’re here.
OMG SHANNON GIVE ME ONE OF THOSE BOOKMARKS GAAAAAAH ily btw haha ;)
LOL. Right now I’m only giving them away to people who pre-order—and if you pre-order you WILL get one. But if that doesn’t work for you, I’ll also be giving a few swag packs away during the online Twitter launch party I’ll be doing on Thursday, 3/6. Here’s the details: