It’s actually 205 now. My page lists it as 271, but that’s because it adds in my number of followers on Twitter. Which is silly. Twitter doesn’t really count. I get new subscribers on Twitter every week while my overall number of followers on Twitter stays the same, so…I’m not convinced many are following me because they actually want to hear what I say. The number on WP may not be any more of an indication than Twitter, but it feels like more of an accomplishment because I put a lot more time and effort into this site than I do on Twitter or Instagram or any other site.
Something else that confuses me is that many of my posts will get a surplus of likes but no views. Whut? For example, the tanka I wrote last night currently has 0 views but 5 likes. How does that happen? I have it set so that people can see a preview but have to go to the site to see the whole post. I guess with a tanka they could potentially read the actual poem and just skip the explanation part at the bottom…But it happens with regular ol’ blog posts too. Oh well. It’s just weird.
Either way, even if 205 isn’t an accurate depiction of how many people actually care what I write, it means more to me than any other ‘follower’ number because of how much I’ve invested in it and how much more feedback I receive. So, to those of you who read, comment, and like: thank you.
As a bonus, here is Yuuki wearing a Yoda hat.