Are You Even Here?

Well, I have been realizing something that I have decided to ask about.

My blog, and a couple other bloggers’ sites, have lots of followers. But not many readers.

And this is my frustration. I have 200+ followers on my blog, but only a handful of you (probably 4-5, at the most) actually comment on what I write.

I don’t know how effective my writing is. Does it even make a difference? If my writing changes one of you for the good, that’s enough for me. But I want to know. Do many of you ACTUALLY read what I write, or am I writing for only about 3 people?

(Shout out to y’all that DO frequently comment on my blog. I know who you are. You know who you are. So, THANK YOU!!!! I APPRECIATE YOU SO MUCH!!)

Please tell me, my dear followers. How many of you ACTUALLY read this post, and read my other posts, and how many of you just LIKE what I write, and leave it at that? Do I pour out my heart into my writing, for only a couple of you? Please be honest. I won’t judge people. I try not to. So please be honest with me.

I really want to know….

Carpe Diem.

-Keziah

68 thoughts on “Are You Even Here?”

  1. And hey, even if there ARE only three of us (which I doubt…), don’t let that stop you from writing! It’s worth it to write for only a few people. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. Hello, Keziah I recently came across your blog, so I havenโ€™t had much chance to comment, but I do read your posts. However, thank you for that conviction, i donโ€™t want to be someone who pretends sheโ€™s interested, but only skims the post. Thank you!! โค

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      1. I get an email any time you post something, as I do for a lot of other blogs I’m following, so I do read your posts most times… But otherwise I get really overwhelmed with all the emails I get and I’m also pretty busy lately, so I tend not to read your posts (or the posts of the other blogs I’m following) very much. But I save the emails of them into a folder and read them when I have a bit of free time sometimes. Your writing does make an impact, though! You never know just how impactful it is to someone out there on the other side of the screen! ๐Ÿ™‚ Do keep writing — He’s using you! God bless!

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  3. I just found your blog so this is the second post Iโ€™ve read and commented on! Iโ€™ve had different blogs in the past and on WordPress I always have where about 10-15% of my followers are actual readers and commenters. Many people follow and then donโ€™t read my posts again, which makes the number big and the readership โ€œsmall.โ€ Itโ€™s not a reflection of your content (I love how real and authentic your writing is!). I hope that can encourage you ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ’–

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  4. Hey Keziah, we had a conversation earlier right?!
    Hope you remembered it,๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜…

    Not commenting on every post but know what u post in your site, so keep inspiring
    We all are here, the one who wants to left, let them be, we are hear to listen you!!๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

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  5. I do my best to keep up with it when life isn’t in the way…
    I definitely relate to this scenario–I’m in a similar spot, the main difference being that I haven’t posted in a month or so–and it can be kind of discouraging. I’ll say that for me, as a reader, I try to engage and comment, but I don’t like to just “comment for comment’s sake,” so to speak. I haven’t really thought about how just a simple “nice post” comment could motivate a blogger (despite being a “blogger” myself lol).
    Anyway, keep on writing, and I’ll do my best to read it.

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  6. I always love reading your posts. โค โค I'm not very good at keeping up with commenting and interacting, but I truly look forward to seeing your posts in my inbox. I'll try to interact more. ๐Ÿ™‚ Keep at it, friend, you're an amazing blogger and writer!!

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  7. I struggle with engagement too lovely. It can be very discouraging. I have 915 wordpress followers but don’t even make it to fifty likes most times. On Instagram I’m significantly larger with 4,270 followers. Engagement there is even worse- my recent post hit 80 likes. It’s quite embarrassing but I don’t really know what to do about it, short of starting from scratch which just isn’t an option! I can confirm that I certainly read and enjoy your beautiful posts!

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    1. Aw, I am sorry. And I love your blog.
      All right, we can do it together. Let’s just both write and post, no matter what. And I’ll try and comment on what you write a lot more, just because. โ˜บ

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  8. I sometimes read your posts and sometimes I don’t. XD But its more my mood, not your content. Your content is great, but I’m sometimes just not in the mood for reading a blog post.

    I always say write from your heart and what you feel like God is leading you to write, not what might be popular or get lots of people reading it. I think some of my favorite blogs are the ones (like yours) that may have less followers, but who are writing genuine posts from their hearts. Some people get a ton of followers, comments, likes, etc. and they put a ton of effort into how there website and posts look because “aesthetics is everything”, but honestly, there posts mean nothing to me. Just my personal opinions. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  9. Aww girl I totally get how you feel! It can be confusing at some points having a couple hundred followers but only getting a couple likes on some posts. Girly, you shouldn’t change anything about what you write because of others not seeing it! I love what you write, and if you love it too, then you should keep it that way! It does get disappointing sometimes when not many people seen what you worked hard on to write, but its okay! Peoples lives do get busy, and even I myself miss out on some posts because of that. Again, if you love what you do, keep doing it because so many people are out there who appreciate what you do! I’ll be right here cheering you on! ; D

  10. You’re welcome. And I wonder the same thing; I have close to 300 followers, but I get very few comments, nowhere near what you get. Sometimes I wonder the same thing…

    I decided a while back to take a break every six months (the start of every summer break and winter break) in story time to try to do something to start conversations with readers, and I would also use that time to do blog awards I’ve been tagged in over the last several months. This week’s post will be one of those, because I just got up to the start of winter break 1995-96. Last time I did that, a lot of people told me my stories were too long. I’ve been trying to stay more focused and keep each episode to a certain maximum length.

    But I still wonder the same thing. How many people are reading this? Is anyone else getting any self-reflection or nostalgia or even just getting laughs out of this? Is it worth it for me to keep doing this, because if I see this project through I’ll be writing until at least 2026 at the rate I’m going? I’ve had some interesting conversations with Mom and my friend Taylor about some of the things I wrote about, but do people who didn’t know me during the times that inspired these stories even care? I don’t know…

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  11. I always read your posts!! Though I don’t have the time to comment on them every time, I enjoy each and every one of them. ๐Ÿ’– Keep up the AMAZING work!!!! Keziah E. is one of my favorite blogs; your posts are always such an encouragement to me.

    -Esther

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  12. I do read your posts, I just don’t always know what to say, so just hit the like button. Sometimes, depending on what’s going on in my life, I may not get to read people’s blogs for a while, so as a result, may miss some posts from the blogs I’m following, but I promise I do try and read your stuff…just don’t always know what to say.

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