I clearly remember the day that I reached 100 followers on WordPress and how excited I was.  Having over 1000 followers now blows my mind!

Although I’ve been blogging for about 6 years, I didn’t take it to heart until May of 2017.  At that time I had around 300 followers.  Certainly nothing to write home about.

In May, I decided that I needed to write more so I challenged myself to do a post a day for the month.   From that jumping off point, my blog following has grown at a very steady (and surprising) rate.  I no longer post every day.  I would say it’s a few times a week.

I have found that my writing has become a release for me.  Writing is therapeutic and a Huge, positive, and important part of my life.

Those of you that are looking to grow your following, I have Just One major piece of advice.  Be nice.  It’s that simple.  Visit other blogs, comment, follow, share and answer comments.

In the coming months, I plan on making some changes to my blog.  I think the changes will make accessing specific topics easier.  I hope you will all come along with me for the ride.  I’ll keep you posted.

I want to thank Every Single One of you for following me.  You’ve made something that I love into something Fantastic in my life!  THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!

Copyright (C) 2018 Penny Wilson




About Penny Wilson Writes

Penny Wilson is a freelance writer who writes in several genres. She has written articles for WOW Women on Writing. Her poetry has been published in online journals, such as Ariel Chart, Spill Words Press and the Poppy Road Review. Penny is a member of the Austin Poetry Society. Her poetry has been featured in the publication America's Emerging Poets 2018 & 2019 by Z Publishing, Poets Quarterly and Dual Coast Magazine published by Prolific Press. You can find more of her writings on her blog at https://pennywilsonwrites.com/ and follow her on Twitter @pennywilson123.
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35 Responses to 1000 Followers!

  1. alexisraven says:

    Wow!! Congratulations! I’ve been following your blog for a minute now & I’m so happy for you! Keep up your great work. I’m excited to see what else is in store for you.


  2. This is awesome. Congratulations!!


  3. 80smetalman says:

    Congratulations Penny! Well done. Could you help me? I can’t see where I can find how many followers I have on either of my blogs.


    • Thank you and good morning! Try this…
      When I first log into WordPress, one of the first things I see is my Reader Feed. From that, on the top Left Hand side of the page, click on My Sites. Down just a little way, you’ll see Stats. Click on that. You’ll see a Graph. At the top of that Graph window, you will see 2 words, Traffic and Insights. Click on Insights. About 1/2 way down on the right side of the page you will see Follower Totals. The total of your WordPress Followers, Email followers and Social Medial followers, is your Total Followers!
      I hope this makes sense. Let me know. Good luck and thank you for stopping by! 🙂

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  4. bravingmentalillness says:

    Congratulations !!!!🎉


  5. Wow! Congratulations, Penny! That’s amazing growth 🙂 You always have great content and I always enjoy reading your posts! ❤


  6. Congrats, Penny. Your advice to other bloggers is spot on.


  7. Congratulations! I’ve enjoyed your site and am glad I’m following you.


  8. Congrats on 1000 followers! That is a remarkable achievement.


  9. WaltPage says:

    Congratulations! I am so proud of and happy for you. Your friendship means the world to me Penny and I have learned a lot from you 🙂 ❤


  10. dtills says:

    Congratulations!! What a huge milestone and perfect way to kick off 2018 🙂


  11. Always a good and diverse read. No wonder you have that many followers


  12. Congratulations! You deserve it. Your writing is awesome. 🙂

    Happy 2018!


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