Who follows you?

OK! Tell me who follows you?

What do you think of this question?

This was the first question I was asked by a person when I said I am a blogger. This person has a blog, which I used to follow. She no longer blogs now but conducts story telling activities with kids and runs a well known Facebook page.

Some questions take us aback by surprise because we least expect them. I was expecting a ‘What do you blog about?’ kind of question. May be, it was not just about the question itself.

This might be a small little thing but owing to the fact that this has has been on my mind for the last 2 months, I decided to write about it today and let it go.



  1. It seems like a bizarre question to ask someone. I wouldn’t even know how to answer that question. I think I’d say “Mostly other mums follow me and it’s a great community.”


  2. That’s a googly if ever there was one. I’d err…ummm. .. my way through the answer. What did you say?


  3. Gosh! Really? Somebody asked you that? You should have asked back the same may be. Do I write to be followed or to be read? I guess I would have said ‘many’ 😉


  4. There are all kinds of people out there. You should actually respect this person for having asked it on your face rather than bitching behind your back. I am four years old in this blogosphere and I still can’t say I trust many out here. One person I just adore for her words said, ‘Write for yourself. Never bother about who comes along or who likes what. Do it for yourself.’


    1. Rekha, you have given me a point to reflect upon. I am glad that you chose to share your thought. ‘Write for yourself’ is a great advice. Focussing on one’s journey is important than who came along and said what. I am going to adhere to this. Thank you 🙂

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  5. Many of us follow you, Anamika. It includes other bloggers, readers who write but don’t publish on a blog, readers who can’t write but get inspired through your writings, moms who can connect with what you got to say, so on and on. Many follow you and that is none of anyone else’s business. Once one of my friends asked if I have a lot of followers on my FB page. I told, yeah a lot. At that time, it was around 175 and that was a lot for me. But he was looking for a number around 25000 when I said yes. It’s how we see ourselves. I don’t compare myself to anyone else. I am happy with the few numbers because they are a lot for me. I started with just me as the follower. So even if the number is low for someone else, I see progress and that is what matters for me. As Alok said maturity is the key factor.

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    1. Thank you Vinitha for your insightful comment. You are kind to mention the long list of who all might be following me through my blog. I completely identify with you on account of the number of likes on FB page because I know my journey. When I started it was just me and 2 school friends and then you came. Today it feels grateful that there are people who connect with me. This connection is more heartening than having followers. For incidences such as in this post, I am going with Rekha’s and Alok’s advices.
      And, by the way, I am a huge fan of long comments, reading and posting both 🙂 You are my favourite person.


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