‘Old Bloggers Never Die, They Simply Fade Away’ hums Private Tutor
Please don’t think this private tutor has been ‘doing away’ with bloggers! However, some/many of my followers seem to have disappeared. More of that anon.
Recently I have been awarded the Liebster Blog Award by Me – Who am I? I would ask you to visit this excellent blog. I do enjoy it and I hope you will follow it and get as much enjoyment out of it as I do.
Looking at the awards that I have received in eighteen months of blogging, I am proud of my achievement. The fact that there are bloggers out there willing to say that they enjoy my writing is wonderful. People lead busy lives and for them to take time to single me out is something that I am grateful for.
Without a doubt my virtual trophy cabinet is bulging – rather like my midriff but there are some things that should not be pondered upon for too long! Every award sent to me I have passed on. There are times when, like a bored child at the back of the classroom, I have not completed the exercise as per the rules. I see bending the rules as part of the fun and in passing on this Liebster Award I will continue bending, breaking and mangling those rules to the best of my ability.
My dashboard says that I have 139 followers. Not having the time to titillate and captivate others, I work on the ‘quality rather than quantity’ theory. This brings me around to the thorny problem of who to pass this award on to. I have so few followers but have received more than my fair share of awards; I am sure all of you have received at least one from me. I don’t want this to get repetitive and boring by passing on the award to the same bloggers again.
When I post my weekly blog I receive approximately 20 views. I am guessing that it is, more or less, the same 20 you that read my posts every time. You have all received awards from me. So what to do to keep this game fresh?
I have decided not to pass the award on directly but those of you want it and are willing to pass it on must earn it.
So, the rule is, you need to complete the following sentence:
“I would love to receive the Liebster Award from Experienced Tutors because. . . “
This is not a competition because all who reply will receive the award. I wouldn’t be following you if I didn’t think you deserved it and I am more than happy to pass it on to you.
So that’s it – if you want it you must earn it.
Now then, back to my opening paragraph. What does happen to all those disappeared followers? Look down your list of followers and check some of those you haven’t heard from in a while. When did they last post? What has happened to them? I said earlier that I have 139 followers but I would estimate that 30% – 50% have ‘faded away’.
Have you ever had a follower that posts furiously and enthusiastically and then slows down and ultimately disappears? I have. Where do they go?
* Do they simply read and not post?
* Have they shuffled off their mortal coil?
* Have they gone to Tumblr or Blogger?
* Have they run out of time once finishing sorting out their Twitter account?
* Have they become hooked on Pheed? Not heard of it? Check it out Pheed.com – You heard it here first. Even grumpy private tutors keep abreast of the latest ‘In’ things.
I know your not a blogger that has faded away because you are one of the 20 who have reached the end of this post. For that, thank you. Why not enter, send this private tutor a sentence and earn yourself a Liebster Award?