Monday, November 8, 2010

Count Me In

Fellow Bloggers, do you obsess over your Number?  You know... your Followers?  I do.  For instance, right now I have one hundred fifteen (doesn't that look better than 115?)  But I know of a few people*
who read my blog on at least a kinda-sorta regular basis, but aren't Followers- seven I can think of off hand.  However, (and this is an embarrassing but true fact about me) five of my actual Followers are family members that I took the liberty of setting up myself.

I know, pathetic.

I've lost a total of three Followers- two on one day (right after I posted this post about Jim... maybe baby giraffes offend some people??  I had no way of knowing that!)  These losses saddened me for days as though I'd lost my most favorite pair of shoes.  (If any of you are thinking of leaving I hope I'm doing a good job of guilting you into sticking around.  I have no problem with a pity Follow).

Am I crazy?  Do you other Bloggers fret as I do over your Number?  Or have I completely laid my insecurities out there in the nude for the entire blogosphere (or at least 115 members of the blogosphere) to poke fun at?  Prod away, I'm embracing my vulnerabilities today!  Plus, I'm confident I can sway you to stay with this hi-lar-ious commercial that has become a favorite here at Ad Bits.  It was emailed to me today by an unofficial Follower and real life friend whom I adore, with the note that she and her kiddos love it.  That could go without saying because hello!  Who wouldn't love this ad?  Even I, with my weird rodent phobia love this commercial and may or may not be headed to Rhapsody as soon as this post is finished to download the soundtrack onto my MP3 player.  That's for me to know.

*I adore my unofficial Followers!  You guys give me faith that maybe there are others reading my blog too!  Maybe my number is more like 1,115!!! 


Cheryl @ On the Old Path said...

I'm one of your followers and I obsess but in a bit different way. I am currently at 96 and it bugs me I was content at 95 but now that I am at 96 I kind of want 100. Silly I know I like the # that end in 0 or 5. Go figure. Anyway that was a crazy commercial I would have loved to be a fly on the wall when they pitched that commercial.

Jules said...

Cheryl, I was just over at your blog and you have 97 Followers now! Only three more until you have a lovely round number! :)

Nicki Woo said...

I am positively, utterly, completely, unabashedly, obsessed with my numbers. It is embarrassing.

By the way, this has nothing to do with numbers, because remember I'm lazy and have already grown tired of that subject, but I'm reading The Help, finally, and I can't put it down. Sooooo good, and sad kinda, but kinda not, but really good. I might finish it today.

Jules said...

Nicki, as you know, I loved that book! It is sad, true, but I think there's so much hope in it too. I was sad for it to end.

I'm so happy I'm not the only one obsessing over my number. I hope you've never had the horror of a Follower leaving you. Ugh!

Nicki Woo said...

Oh, but I have. I certainly have.