I am never sure how to thank people properly for their generosity except to just say thanks. It never seems enough for me, probably because it's not.
Since I started "paying it forward", I apparently touched a few lives out there, even if in a small way. Recently Griselda, from Original Art By Griselda, wrote a post about how I inspired her. It came to me completely unexpected. Posts like hers are a real gift to me. When I read the words she wrote, I was once again reminded that followers and analytics are not the true measure of success in the grand scheme of things. It's friends.
I know that some of you out there are struggling just a little bit. Sales are slow in a lot of the stores, and building followers can be a tough uphill battle. Some of you have tried seemingly everything to make your site a success, and are having trouble. It is a common scenario. This is incredibly unfortunate, because the great talent that so many of you have, never gets the attention it deserves.
I would like to urge a few of you who don't know what to try next to take some advice from me. Here it is.........
1.) Put the whole follower thing out of your mind for a week or so. Relax. Slow down. Take a deep breath. Chasing followers will only continue to drive you crazy anyway, so let's get that monkey off your back right now. No more worrying about followers for a while.
2.) Concentrate instead on making true friends with other sellers and bloggers. Pay it forward. Do a few favors. Expect nothing in return. It is not the followers that will make you successful, it is the number of friends you have.
For those of you who are into math, look at it his way....
Friends = Followers, Sales, Hearts, Links
If you put Friends on the back end of that equation, it just doesn't work. Friends first, then everything else falls into place.
As crazy as it might sound, worrying too much about your success will ultimately make you unsuccessful. So, stop worrying, have some fun, and meet a few people. I guarantee success........ as long as you don't expect it.
Thank you Griselda for your wonderful post about me. It reminded me again of what's important. It is a pleasure having you as a friend.
If you would like to read what Griselda wrote about me, go to her site Here, and scroll down to her post entitled " In The Flow Of Abundance And Creativity".