Sunday, September 26, 2010
Now we all know that the minute I publish this post that I will lose three or four followers and be back below this marker again. It's the way things go. I will bitch for a bit then let it go because after you reach certain milestones you really start to realize that while sharing your brilliant stuff with the entire planet is the goal, its the people who comment regular and who you have formed strong bonds with that are the most important followers that you have.
Everyone else doesn't really exist because you never hear what they think of your posts and they give me no chance to get into the great stuff they may be doing. After two years I can accept that reality. I appreciate everyone who follows but I appreciate the people who have made themselves real to me a whole lot more.
I currently have 188 followers on Tumblr but I have seen from others that keeping those followers is more precarious than keeping followers on Blogger. Post a loose boob or the wrong flavor pie and POOF, they are gone. For this reason I don't let the Tumblr ones get to me at all. They are fickle. If they want to go, then go.
I just go to the archive of anyone who takes an image from me or likes an image that I post to see what they have that I may want to add to my collection. Those 188 represent the depth of my master archive that I can choose from. The more people I accumulate, the larger that master archive gets.
It's also really hard to connect with people in any meaningful way on Tumblr. No one wants to be friends with anyone else. It's the anti-facebook. I suspect I have lost people on Tumblr just because I let them know that I was enjoying their archive. I wish it didn't have to be that way because finding someone that liked the same images that you do would be the basis of a great friendship. At least I have a few blogger followers and regular comment makers that also have Tumblrs I enjoy. I need more of that cross pollination in my life.
Posted by Cal's Canadian Cave of Coolness at 12:45 AM