Seven years of Blogging – How do I end Up with 12,539 Followers!

I didn’t know what a blog is when I actually started blogging in January 2012; after retired for six months.

A friend of mine introduced me to it; saying she has a Chinese blog on WordPress and I just followed suit.

My followers started building up in the second or third year of blogging.

Honestly, I do not know how  come I now have 12,539 Followers.

My readership has increased; but not at the rate that it used to be in the first few years. I suspect part of the reason is that blogging is getting out of fashion.

Paddling with single Leg in Myanmar – this is a photo of a Commercial

In the last three years, I didn’t put much effort into the blog as mom’s care came as the priority ( over everything else). I ended not writing anything but just posted my travel photos.

I am sure that I do not have 12,539 Followers.

Only around 20 people comment on my posts every now and then.

Only around 70 people give me Likes on my posts regularly.

Everyday, there are only 200-350 Views.

Quite a few of my “Followers” are running their own commercial websites. What they want is that someone will click on their sites when they “Like” my posts. I hope, in fact, they are not robots.

I also believe that some of the readers Have Followed my site but no longer currently; nevertheless, they are recorded as Followers.

In fact, I don’t mind how many Followers I am having, I will just go on posting things I like posting until one day I get tired of it or no longer capable of even typing or posting something.

Right now, I just hope everybody reading this to have a Happy and Healthy Year of the Pig!




Never thought of having more than 200 followers when I started this blog in 2011.

This morning, WordPress notifies me that I am having 11,000 followers – that’s incredible!

I am sure I don’t have 11,000 readers right now.

At one time or another, people may have clicked the Follow bottom. Some of them may have left or become inactive, some have to re-click the button again as WordPress tends to loose followers automatically on the way. They are recorded as new followers.img_0045

Here, I have to thank all my Followers who have been patiently and kindly following me – no matter whether the posts have been interesting, exciting or boring.

I am so glad that now I have blogger friends over the whole world!

Many thanks and have a blessed day.

The picture was taken in the Milford Track in New Zealand by my wife.

This additional posting today is also in response to the Photo Challenge of Mirror – mirror reflection in the water.