I’ve never been one of those #likeforlikes or #followforfollow people but why do I become slightly happier when that little notification button tells me I have a new follower? I’ve always maintained that I write this blog for myself. For my enjoyment and for my future self to read back on in the near and far future. But I think underneath this is the ultimate human desire to be understood and validated. When someone follows me it means they want to read more of my opinions and more about me. It also means that I can potentially have an impact on more people (however tiny), and in a way, that’s power. So does that mean the more followers I have the more power I have and that’s why I like it? If this is the case, things are bad and I definitely need to change my motivation for this blog. On the other hand maybe I’m just overthinking this and I just like interacting with new people. Who knows?
Let me know your opinion on the matter!
Until next time lovely people,