Back in the beginning of June, I was up to 1,000 followers on my blog here. By then, I generally got around 55 to 80 likes each day and around 15 to 20 comments on average. But into June and throughout the summer, my followers dwindled off. At least the number of people who hit Like or commented decreased. I figured perhaps people were busy with summer, kids being out of school, etc.
Fast forward to September when I tried the unpopular “Games” theme. People actually started unfollowing me! I averaged at least one per day of people who decided that Rachel is just too boring to follow any longer.
C’est la vie. That’s wasn’t the first time in my life that despite my best efforts, people haven’t liked me, and I’m sure it won’t be the last. Then came October when I hoped to pique people’s interest with my tales of E.S.P. and other such true stories designed to give goosebumps for the month before Halloween. And wouldn’t you know it, some people still unfollowed me!
I’m guessing my tales are just too long to hold some people’s attention. Or perhaps I’m just unlovable. At any rate, I’d like to thank all of you who stuck it out and continued along this journey with me. My theme this month will not be what I had originally planned. I originally planned that because a lot of people travel for the holidays, I’d have a “Road Trip Follies” month and share some funny stories of road trips gone wrong. But in light of all the haters, now my Thanksgiving month theme will be “Cornucopia.” Not in the actual meaning of “horn of plenty” or “abundance,” but rather what goes into a cornucopia, as in a little bit of everything. In other words, my theme will be no particular theme, but rather some of this and that. I’ll try to be brief and hopefully not bore you. I’m sure people will be busy for the next couple of months and won’t have time to read much anyway.
Finally, as of October 23, despite the one step forward, two steps back hits my blog was taking, I made it up to 1,337 followers and received the “1337” or “LEET” Virtual WordPress Trophy. For those of you who don’t know it, 1337 is “hacker speak” for leet, which is a derivative of “elite.” So thank you to all my new followers as well as all the original followers who have stuck it out with me.
Time to talk: Did you know what 1337 meant before you got the WordPress trophy? Have you ever unfollowed someone because they bored you or their posts were too long? Would you be interested in my Road Trip Follies theme sometime next year?