OK, this has begun to get a little scary. In a little over 24 hours I’ve had 5,000 visits, over 75 comments and more than quadrupled the amount of followers it’s taken me 4 years to build up.
I’ve also been through a range of feelings about this sudden exposure to a large number of people after being picked up by Blogs of Note (see previous post).
Elation: Woohoo! Finally my brilliance has been recognised. It’s just a matter of time before fame, fortune and a book deal are forthcoming. Global domination will be mine!!!
Disbelief: Nah, this can’t be right
Suspicion: Is this a wind-up?
Embarrassment: this is like 1,000s of strangers turning up at my door with no warning; where I’m still in my dressing gown and slippers, haven’t cleaned my teeth yet and am aware I don't have enough teabags, milk or biscuits to go round.
Fear: What if some of these people are axe-wielding, stalker maniacs?
Smugness: see this Dr Maroon? Recognition for my greatness! I kept telling you I was an Übermensch, but would you believe me???
Bemusement: Why are all these people visiting and commenting on my wee blog?
Guilt: There are some really superb, far superior blogs to mine, which really deserve this level of recognition and aren’t getting it – why haven’t they been selected instead?
Trepidation: Oh shit! Does this mean I’m going to have to start producing something good to satisfy all these newcomers?
Disappointment: 5,000 extra visitors and only 120 extra followers? That’s less than a 2.5% conversion rate!
Panic: what if my regular readers get put off by this sudden influx and stop visiting?
I’m currently on Daunted, as there are now rather a lot of comments to reply to. At this rate, it might take some time to do so, so if you have left one, please be patient.
In fact, while you’re waiting, I’d strongly recommend going off and looking at some of those other fine blogs on my sidebar