So, I had an email from a reader that forced me to stop and question something. She and I had been communicating about a blog that she's contemplating starting and wanted to know if I had any advice for her. Aside from telling her that if she's looking for my advice, she's already in big trouble, I gave her some tips that I've learned along the way and what I would/would not do differently. She thanked me and told me that she was flattered that a 'big' blogger would respond to a new blogger. I fell off my chair. What makes someone a 'big' blogger?
I'm not a big blogger, I don't think. My pageviews are pretty good, at least I think so... but I think there are bigger criteria than just pageviews to determine the size of your blog. Is it number of followers? Facebook subscribers? Number of posts? Number of regular comments? I mean, what makes a blog or a blogger 'big'?
More importantly, do we really want to be 'big'? I think that when your blog becomes big, you lose personal contact with your readers. There are days when I can't respond to every email or comment I get and it is hard to stomach some days... I love all of you and want you all to know that I love each and every word you send me. If my blog got big, I might not even be able to read all my comments, let alone respond to them. And my little heart would break.
I think I'm a small-medium blogger... small because I'm still pretty new, medium because I refuse to believe that I'm small potatoes. Small-medium sounds pretty good for right now. :)
I want to know: what makes a blog/blogger "big"?