Quality, Not Quantity

Sooo over at my first blog, http://montairyus23.wordpress.com/, the goal was to get as many followers as I could.  I’ll be honest, I wanted followers just for the sake of being able to say to a publisher, “Hey!  Look at how many people are interested in my book!”  However, when it really came down to it, when I would blog about my trilogy (TSOM), not too many people seemed interested.  I had/have over two hundred followers, and a post about my trilogy would only generate a few likes, and rarely a new follower or a comment.  I wasn’t sure what I was doing wrong…and I’m still not 🙂

But experiencing this has made me realize something; when it comes to blogging, it’s quality, not quantity that matters.  If you want to get a book out there, if you want to be and feel heard, just remember it’s all about the quality.  You can have 2,000 followers, but if only fifteen are interested in what you’re writing about, then you really only have fifteen true followers.

I must say, I truly feel blessed to have such an engaged audience already here at The Golden Lands.  You guys are totally awesome and it’s your support that keeps me going and gives me hope.  This is what every writer needs, whether he knows it or not.  And it’s what every writer wants, whether he wants it or not.

Copyright 2015 All rights reserved

Copyright 2015 All rights reserved

Stay awesome,

Aul

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10 comments

  1. proverbs31teen

    So true! I have over two hundred followers on one blog, almost two hundred on the other, and I’ve sold 22 copies of my book so far. 😛 Most of those are family members and friends who don’t follow my blog, along with random people I don’t know who have been told by mutual friends. XD

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  2. Julia

    Hi Aul…I’ve read some of your posts and I have to say it is very interesting:) I like your writing style, good interaction with your readers but than again you do have more blogging experience than me:) lol
    Thank you for the message you left me on my latest post “Counting stars”, It’s nice to hear positive feedback from other fellow bloggers. All the best and waiting to read some of your other chapters. Will follow as well 🙂

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  3. Leni

    If I was forced to choose, it would definitely be quality over quantity. Working on my first novel is hard enough. Building an audience from scratch without having published is harder still. I feel what you’re going through. I’m hoping to gain that sense of community I see you have achieved. Kudos!

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    • Aul

      Thanks for the encouraging comment, Leni! I’m glad you could relate to what I’ve gone through. Best of luck to and your novel and I hope you stop by again!
      Aul

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  4. Leni

    Followed! Just one itty bitty thing. I think your primary blog is still set to your other one. When I clicked on your name to answer, it took me to a big old NO LONGER AVAILABLE. I had the same issue when I started up blogging again after years of inactivity. 🙂

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