It’s far too easy these days to become completely consumed with ratings when it comes to blogging. I must admit, I have been obsessing over ratings a lot recently and I don’t think it’s a healthy obsession to have. A lot of this kicked off in my mind during the move from blogger to WordPress (sick of hearing about this yet?). I had heard before hand that Blogger ratings are not always reliable and although I’m not 100% sure on this, I personally saw different figures after joining WordPress. Yes this did fill me with a sense of dread and that’s just silly right? We all are guilty of looking at our page views or our follower stats and feeling disheartened at time to time, but should we be? I started this blog as a hobby and a creative outlet for myself. Thankfully I still feel the same way about my blog, although I am still very serious about what I write and how consistent my post times are.
As bloggers, we should feel a sense of achievement regardless of how many views in a day we get, writing content for people to see isn’t everyone’s cup of tea you know. So I’m going to pledge to myself now to stop getting bogged down by ratings when there’s really no need. I appreciate anyone coming for a quick read or taking the time to comment, it makes my day and I’m going to just take in the positivity from that. It’s much better for bloggers to concentrate on what they are sharing than what they are getting back.
So there you have it, my little chat/rant about how I’m turning my back on ratings so to speak and plunging into soul commitment to what I write. I hope you feel that ratings don’t define you and you feel proud of your own unique and powerful content. Onwards and up!