Sunday, September 16, 2012

The Bet

Exactly six months ago, one fantastic woman named Emily Hope (blogger/blog designer/hilarious Canadian) predicted that I would have 500 followers by today.  It was her way of being an encouraging friend, and maybe she even believed it would be true.  We have joked about this "bet" repeatedly over the last six months!


As you can see, it didn't come true.  According to Feedburner, I have 442 subscribers.  Sure, I could have paid to sponsor other blogs, requested to guest post for other bloggers, and done more than my favorite two link-ups, but I am so happy to have supportive readers and friends like E-Ho, and like all of you!

Hope Squared

E-Ho, what can I say?  You're awesome.  Even though I'm 58 short of your prediction, I appreciate the friendship we've built over the last six months.  Thank you!  Send me your address.  "Win" or not, you deserve a prize!

I guess I better start making bets with other bloggers and requesting prizes!  (That Emily is so smart.  Why didn't I think of this first?)  Who wants to make a bet with me?

UPDATE: Erin made the point that "it's not about the number of followers, it's about the quality of followers...and I think we're pretty great," and she is abso-freakin'-lutely right!  I hope you all understand that you are spectacular, and I love having you around this blog!  Thank you for including me in your blog reading!

15 comments:

Empirically Erin said...

Congrats, Lindsay. Even if you're short of 500, you're about 400 ahead of me! :) And as LoLo always says, it's not about the number of followers, it's about the quality of followers...and I think we're pretty great! Hehehe :)

Whitney said...

You're one of the bloggers that inspired me to try even harder to be ME. That's worth a million followers to me! You showed me that I could actually do it. You're awesome :)

Emily said...

Amazing! My psychic powers but be off - but I was close right? But seriously lady - I love your blog. It's full of some much integrity. You should feel proud of the readership you've grown all on your own - it's well deserved.

Gesci said...

This cracks me up- love that two of my favorite blog-buddies have this!!
YAY for [nearly] 500! And I agree with Erin- we're worth way more than empty giveaway-only followers ;)

Megan said...

I agree, it's not about the quantity but the quality of your readers. Sure, I may not have as many followers as A LOT of other bloggers, but I feel like I have an actual connection with most of my followers and I love that :) This community is amazing!!!

Meg O. said...

It took me two years to get to 500. I think you are a fantastic blogger and are always inspiring me! I think you have a quality following and quality content!!!

Michelle said...

Oh girl, you'll get there in no time! BUT I totally agree...as you know, it's quality over quantity, and you DO have some pretty great readers ;)

Shaina Longstreet said...

Love this post and the encouragement from fellow bloggers. :) e-ho rocks!!

Jenna@The Life of the Wife said...

It's just cause you're so dang awesome. YOU just attract awesome people to you!! Love you lots!

Annelise @ Aunie Sauce said...

looove it! there's no harm in setting goals, but you have accomplished the best one of all! making wonderful new friends :)

Beverly said...

well said!! quality over quantity will never die short of the truth!

we all love you and I personally would follow you a million times if I was able to!

xxo, Bev

Megan G. said...

That was such a fun bet! And you're right -- it's definitely all about quality!

Kristen @ KV Confessions said...

So very true!! I'm glad you have realized the secret behind the numbers game so early on. And seriously, I love E-Ho so much- and you too of course! We all just need to go party one day!

RadiantKristen said...

Either way, congratulations on your followers! You are very right, quality is far more important than quantity, and growing your blog naturally is the best way to get quality followers. Good for you for not succumbing to paid sponsoring, just to get a couple more followers.

EMMA said...

Congrats!

Emma
http://emmavogelsang.blogspot.com