In which I beg a little, and then give you a way out, but still want you, and then I tell you it’s all a little nauseating, but ask you to help a gal out anyway; all with a half promise to give you more content this year knowing full well that I seem to have commitment issues and you know that too, but hopefully you love me anyway and will hang around to find out what happens, oh and I still have pipe dreams of some book with my name on it, you know, if it all works out that way. So you’ve been warned. Read the rest anyway.
If you aren’t subscribed to my blog, why not? *smile* You can subscribe via email over on the right of the blog. I promise you won’t receive anything spammy. If you read my blog on a fairly regular basis (that is when I’m actually writing), then why not subscribe via email as that helps me build my readers, or as it is known in the blog world my “platform” which means if I ever get around to publishing that book some of you have said I should write, I’ll need lots of readers or they won’t give me a book deal. It let’s them know we might actually have a shot at selling said book. Another option (although having an email list is better) is to follow me on bloglovin. Click the graphic below to do that.
To those faithful few who are already subscribed and reading and encouraging me- thank you so very much- you are treasured. Faithful readers are a treasure, even if they don’t subscribe. I totally understand why you might not. I also understand, having just recently unsubscribed to a few blogs, how it might seem hypocritical for me to ask you to follow me.
Here is what I know. There are a few blogs I’ll always read no matter what and I’ll stay connected to them via email because, 1. they have super great content I want, 2. I’ve been with them for ages and so I can’t leave now, or 3.I have built a friendship with them so want to support them. Generally speaking I only follow blogs that resonate with me or speak my language. Which means most mommy bloggers are not on my radar. That doesn’t mean they don’t’ have great content, or that I won’t ever read what they have to say, but generally speaking I’m not their targeted reader.
If you identify as my reader (still defining who exactly that is), meaning that for the most part, my message resonates with you, then following me is not such a stretch. If, on the other hand, you know you are not my target reader and you don’t see the need to follow that is cool too. No pressure, or worries. But, I thought it was worth mentioning that email subscribers are important. Evidently.
But what do I really know? Honestly, all this building platforms and asking for subscribers and having a lead magnet (something to give you in exchange for your email) and worrying about statistics and if I have enough followers for a publisher to even consider giving me a book deal and so on and so forth is frankly exhausting and makes me a little nauseous. But, it seems to be the world we find ourselves living in. So, once in awhile I feel the need to update you on such mundane things and beg a little for your support in hopes that by the time I need good stats to show a potential publisher, they will be there.
At the end of the day it is all up to God and he will work things out in his time. In the meantime I need to make sure I’m giving you good content to read. I realize that has been very scant lately. I don’t make resolutions per say, but we’ll see what happens going forward. Maybe you’ll subscribe and maybe I’ll get my groove back and maybe some publisher will offer me the deal of the century….
Begging in grace,
Teresa (aka Sadie, remember her?)
PS – By the way, 2016 went by in a blur for me and I didn’t write enough to give you a best of the blog report. I pretty much hibernated from the world, so don’t even have enough of life events to give you an update or end of year review. Let’s just say 2016 is the past and 2017 looms before us – a blank page waiting to be scribbled on with all kinds of goodness. Here’s to wishing you the best of New Years and that your life is full of good scribbles.