So everyone here or MOST of my follower come from or somehow know of OM. He is the man that I first followed on WP and I don’t regret it one bit. Yes he is a powerblogger in his short time on WP and a couple of months ago he had a bit of trouble with WP.
The reason I’m mentioning him is because I want to thank him. Why? Because reading his blog and taking a few pointers of his I have slowly come out of my shell. I started this blog at the end of 2013, so I have been a blogger on WP for 2 years almost 3. I used to blog on google and I had about 3 or 4 blogs through out those short 2 years.
I didn’t know how to get followers and I made some of the mistakes that OM suggested to NOT MAKE! Shocker for me and a real eye opener. I whined, complained, and when people commented I never responded. I never commented on other bloggers post and I was that silent angry blogger that OM talks about.
When I came to WP I was nervous, I had goals for this blog. For it to be a reflection of my life, thoughts, emotions and to start a platform for my book. I didn’t start writing immediately, instead I browsed bloggers and slowly started to follow bloggers. The first one I did follow was OM, why…. I DON’T KNOW?
He is hilarious, is very blunt, and he gives advice without trying to make himself look like the know it all person. Continually reading his post I say his post regarding power blogging and I got hooked. I knew I didn’t want to become a power blogger and that my priority wasn’t to gain followers QUICKLY. I wanted to gain followers that truly were interested in reading what I had to write about.
I had writers block for a long time, and one thing that WP forced me to do was write! Especially when OM whould state that this is one way to gain followers and get your blog out there. I can say that it worked for me. I am not on here everyday, nor do I post so many post as a power blogger. The post I do put on here are thought of and sometimes in my draft box for weeks until I get the guts to post it on here.
I know I make other mistakes but in about 2 years I have gain followers and have broken out of my internet “shell”, I venture to new blogs and comment, I make sure I replay to comments on my blog as quickly as possible. If I am not going to be on here for awhile I put it on here because I believe in be courtesy. I don’t know if that is a mistake or not but it works for me.
I have been emotional on here and posted some personal information on what is going on with me life. Yes I used to do that in my old blogs but the difference is that I am not whining or complaining. I am putting the situation and reflecting on what it means to me and how I reacted.
In the end This blog is my outlet for emotional turmoil, my creativity and to make connections with amazing people that I most likely would never have known. Below are a list of blogs that I love reading! They are inspirational, they have shown me and explained medical issues that I would never have known.
These are just few of the “original” blogs I started to follow from the very begining or a couple of months in at WP.
This world on WP has open doors for me that google or my own “tactics” never worked. I like OM and I’m not saying he is perfect but he is one blogger that has helped me a lot. I know he never likes for people to say THANK YOU to him… Not sure if thats because he is humbled or just a man that sees no point of using those words…
Regardless THANK YOU OM for your blunt, opinionated ways because it helped me flourished in this amazing internet world!