by Xenia Makridou

I know that quite a few of you are wondering why I don’t follow you back. Some of you even leave comments on my posts asking me to look at your blogs. The fact that I don’t follow people back has nothing to do with you or your blogs, though. I’m sure your blogs are fantastic.

For me, blogging is not a case of followers and follow-backs and all that. I began blogging to make sense of my life in writing – digitally. What I write is for me  first, and then for anyone who might wish to read it. It’s almost like a public diary.

Don’t get me wrong here, I’m glad that people follow me and like my posts, because at least I know I’m not alone. It’s beautiful to know that there’s people out there who feel the same way, who agree with what I have to say, who like my writing style. Thank you for your support. You’re a source of happiness and inspiration.

I just wanted to explain why I don’t follow people back. It’s not because I’m a bitch (haha), if you allow me to use that word, but because I wouldn’t want blogging to become some form of a social networking site. I’m sure other people’s stories are just as worth-reading as mine, and probably even more exciting and important, but I’d rather stick to my own problems at this stage in my life (as selfish as it may sound). I urge people to write their stories not to get famous on WordPress, but to understand that actually writing your thoughts somehow helps you to become a happier, more balanced person.

Write for yourselves first; then for others.