After blogging for a few months and discovering all the little idiosyncracies of WordPress and realizing I had to do MORE than just type and post, I found on my stats that I had over 200 followers. This seemed unrealistic to me. How would that many people even find me here, let alone decide to follow me? After all, I was not writing great literature.
I was inwardly flattered and motivated to keep blogging, even though I was sure it was a mistake. Is there really someone out there counting followers?
Well about a month ago, I changed my blog theme slightly and my followers were adjusted to ….85. While that deflated my ego a bit, I seriously believed that the number 85 was more realistic than over 200. Then, several weeks ago (I think because I hadn’t really been paying attention) my followers shot back up and now the number is 316! How can that be?
Has anyone else had similar experiences? fluctuations in numbers?