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Why am I following?

Daily Prompt: Great or Greatest?

What makes a blog great? What makes you follow a blog or “Like” a post?

When I first began blogging a little over a year ago, I was amazed at the number of blogs out here.  I soon realized there is no way to even scratch the surface of finding blogs that I am interested in.

I have subscribed to many blogs and I enjoy them all.  The reasons for my following these particular blogs are:

1.  My personal interests.    The blogs I follow are what I am interested in.  This is just common sense, why would I follow someone who doesn’t interest or entertain me?

2.  Interaction –   When I feel a connection to someone through their writing or comments, a friendship occurs and thus the feeling of  an online interaction with others.

3.  Content –  I enjoy the simpler form of writing, getting your point across with fewer words.  If I have to read 700 plus words then I will get bored.  I like the ones that get to the point.   🙂

I have truly enjoyed my blogging experience.  I have learned a lot about writing while connecting with some wonderful people.

I find it difficult to create a huge following like some of you but that’s OK.   I enjoy reading your posts  and finding wonderful new blogs to follow.

http://www.sherrylcook.com

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15 comments on “Why am I following?

  1. Marso
    July 1, 2013

    I’m glad to read your comment, because as a long-time writer (short-time poster), I wondered. My time spent writing 140-character tweet-size fiction helped a lot!

    • sherrylcook
      July 1, 2013

      Glad to know I might have contributed to more shorter & simpler posts!
      Tweet size fiction? Could this possibly be a new category? Thanks for visiting & commenting!

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  5. diannegray
    July 1, 2013

    Oh yes, Sherry – short posts are certainly the best. If I come to a long post I usually put it aside to read later (and then forget!)

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  11. J.
    July 1, 2013

    Great post! I too, like yourself, enjoy reading posts that are short and sweet. I tend to do that with my writing as well. Get to the point before the reader starts to lose interest and move on to another post.

    • sherrylcook
      July 1, 2013

      I couldn’t agree with you more! Thanks for commenting!
      Cheers, Sherry

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