My daughter says she could prove to the world that slow and steady doesn’t win the race and I’m sure you understand where she is coming from. To a child slow and steady is a disaster. How could you possibly come first if you’re a slow writer, or win a race if you raced like a turtle?
You know what?
She’s right. You only need to see it from her own angle.
But for the likes of us who have seen the world as it truly is, the adage stands to be true.
Blogging for me is like running a lifelong marathon. The faster you go, the more you’re likely going to get tired of running to the end.
Quitting comes to mind when your entire energy is expended and you’re sapped and worn.
The dead has the privilege of enjoying an everlasting sleep says an African adage. So, no rush in this business. We wake everyday and keep moving at a steady pace towards the right direction.
If the slow pace doesn’t apeal to you, at least the steady would – must is the right word. Wether you’re leaking the soup hot or cold, keep it steady.
No matter how fast or slow you want to run this race, be consistent, be persistent and everything will be fine in the end.
I learned to grow from my first follower!
Before I got my first follower on WordPress, I didn’t know people were supposed to follow my blog to see my posts😁.
Yes that was how naive I was! Do not blame me for it. I knew nothing about blogging. Absolutely nothing.
As I have mentioned in my previous post, I thought that once you open a website, millions of viewers from all over the world would begin to see your blog in Google search.
Childish thought, huh?
But when I got my first follower, my eyes popped!
So I’m supposed to follow other bloggers?
Where will I find them?
I didn’t really know how he discovered my blog but he followed me and that single first follower was my first step of growth and my expansion came and every one additional follower added to the extension of my coast.
You see, followers matter.
I’m thankful for that.
Here are the basic rule for growth here on WordPress – I discovered this after two years of blogging without much seriousness;
Write good content,
Follow other bloggers,
Visit their blogs
Read their posts,
Like their posts if you like it,
Leave a meaningful comment on their posts if you’re moved to.
Whatever you do, be sincere. Let it come straight from your heart.
I have fun reading lots of your blog.
You’re one of the great blogs I discovered.
Many of you that are my followers and those that I follow, I’ve really learned a lot from you.
I still learn from you, so, keep blogging! Keep writing!
To you that make up to this number of followers, I say, thank you for following me and for your patience. It has been a great journey which looks like it just began.
Thank you for following my blog.
You’re special and your blogs have helped me a lot to become a lot better.
My special thanks goes to God Almighty, my strength and my inspiration.
Looking forward to a thousand follows soon.🙏
I'm a food scientist who has chosen the path of creative writing- the one thing which comes to me naturally.
Back in 2013, my love for teaching young learners propelled me into picking teaching as a career. I taught English, Maths and Science in the United Arab Emirates where I lived for ten years. Right now, I live in Coal City, a beautiful hilly area of my country Nigeria.
My website Fiez-writer is a product of my extreme desire to share my writing with the world. Here, I share fiction, poems, thoughts and writing tips.
A huge part of my life is spent with my lovely family and I'm a proud mother to three brilliant kids.