I have 5000 followers!!

Yeah, you’re probably just as surprised as me. I have no clue how I got here, but all I can say is how much I f—ing love you guys.

I’m not usually the type of person to write these kinds of posts (I feel like it’s very much ‘kimmy, look atme, look atme’), but I felt like you all deserved to know how much I appreciate you. I read EVERY single comment with a smile and I notice every like and follow.


Me, every morning when I check my blog. It’s literally the first thing I do.

I love nothing more than checking out the people who leave a trail of blazing impressions across my blog. There really is nothing more exciting than clicking on the screen name of a new follower and wondering what lies beneath. Are they a moon beam chasing poet or a romance seeking writer? What are they passionate about? What makes them smile?

The lucky mug who officially ticked me over to 5,000 is Blue at The girl and Death, which is kinda appropriate considering I wrote a short story (and posted it to my blog) about a girl who falls in love with Death.

I also wanted to spotlight the bloggers who have last liked, commented and followed my blog. Because you guys are the ones who deserve all the credit.

First up is Mackenzie over at Life with an Illness who recently liked my post Here, Bot, Bot, Bot. Mackenzie is such a champion for people with a chronic illness, and I love her positive attitude and honest posts that dig deep into what life is like living with a number of illnesses. So much love to her.

The last blogger to follow me was Girl with the Paw Print Tattoo, who also, like Mackenzie, suffers from anxiety and depression (as well as vaginismus)I love her tagline: You are enough! She is so utterly inspiring, and I think it’s really important for people to be talking about anxiety and depression to remove the shame and stigma and instead replace it with hope and love.

The last comment left on my blog was by Much ado about Little women, who left a lovely little note on my about page:

Wow I’m from New England in Australia too! (Well, born there, even if no longer living there… ;)) Lovely to meet another fellow Aussie writer =D

It’s always exciting to meet a fellow Aussie New Englander, especially considering I was born in the New England too! Also, the 1994 adaption of Little Women is one of my favourite movies of all time. My sisters and I loved picking which characters we were most like. Apparently I was a blend of Jo (for my wild imagination, whingeing and love of adventure) and Beth (because I was always the one left behind and loved mothering my younger sister).

Lastly, I just want to say a HUGE thank you to everyone for following my blog. I really don’t deserve you guys, but I’m super hyped to have you around and can’t wait to continue stalking you all!

A few other bloggers have also recently hit the 5k mark and blogged about it: Emily Clare Beauty and Sara in LaLaLand.

Author Lynette Noni also recently blogged about reaching 10,000 followers – I can’t even imagine having that many!!

Once again, thank you!!

And I love you!!

Milly Out

88 thoughts

  1. Hey Milly, late to this party obviously, but I’m doing a festive round of the blogs I’ve enjoyed and here I am; of course!

    A big congratulations on breaking the 5k mark, that is some splendid validation indeed.

    A question, now that you have built a solid profile via your blogging, are you planning particular next steps in your pathway to publication?


    1. Thannks!! The way I get followers is not really from what I write, but it’s from visiting other people’s blogs and commenting on their posts, as quite often they will then click through to my blog and have a look/follow/like/comment. I would say that about 85% of my followers are from community engagement on WordPress and social media, 10-15% find me when I post a new blog and only about 1-5% follow me from search engines 🙂

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  2. Wow! That’s a significant number. Congratulation on that number. I hope you continue to grow, and I look forward to reading more of your content in the future.

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  3. It’s like our most recent blog posts were set to collide… You blogging about gaining 5,000 followers and me blogging about not blogging 🤣. That’s just too funny!
    I enjoy your blog and sense of humour, and that Christmas cat is going straight to the pool room! 😻🎄
    Congratulations! – you deserve the huge payoff for all that hard work (I know how intensive it must be for you!)

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    1. Thanks Marie!! And that’s so funny!! We pretty much blogged on the same day too didn’t we? What a weird coincidence. OMG and how cute is that christmas cat! As soon as I saw it… I was like, that’s the one. Hahah 🙂

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        1. OMG how exciting!!! I was so nervous to look knowing what I’d written (about being rejected etc..), but I’m so glad I did. Thank you SO MUCH!! 🙂 So weird to see my face up there with all those amazing writers in the attic hahaha

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping by!! And no problem, you have a wonderful blog 🙂 I was pretty happy when I realized the last people to like/comment/follow my blog were all such strong women with empowering stories to tell!! Couldn’t have worked out better 🙂

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  4. Hi Clemmie

    This is the blog of a young australian writer who followed my blog so I reciprocated – this email contains links for a number of writer-type blogs – I thought some may be relevant in terms of building up numbers? Sandra

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  5. That’s so awesome!
    Is this contagious? Because my Reader seems to be filled with people celebrating their milestones the past few days. Are you experiencing any side effects of this virus, Milly?

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  6. Congratulations Milly. 5000 followers. Wow. And to not dream of this or long for this makes the achievement even sweeter Well done. Keep up those interesting and varied blog posts, and reading all comments and observing all likes, like a mere kitten!

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  7. Milly out, love it! Congrats on your milestone. I am sure you will get to 10k in no time. I don’t think your post is bragging in anyway. I think it is great of you to stop and say thank you to all of the lovely people that chose to follow you. Keep up the good work!

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