A couple of days ago, my 12-year-old son was looking at my computer and said, "Mom! You've got 100 followers! You should do something to celebrate."
"Oh, having 100 followers is not that many," I answered. I was thinking, of course, of some of my favorite bloggers, who have followers numbered in the thousands.
"Yes it is a lot," he persisted. "I only have one."
What was I thinking? This sweet boy of mine has started his own blog. His blog is devoted entirely to Lego products. He's writing his heart out, taking lots of photos, spending every dime he can earn on new Legos and then reviewing him for the reading public. Except that he has no readers. And yet he continues, because he's passionate about Legos, and he wants to share that passion with anyone who would care to read what he writes.
He's right. 100 followers is a lot. Who am I to think it's not a lot, just because a number of bloggers have many more? It's still amazing to think that there are 100 people who have read my blog and have liked it enough to sign up as followers. It's very humbling, really.
Just as it's humbling to hear the truth, once again, out of the mouths of babes.