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Invisible Readers



Before I started my own blog, I used to read a select few that I'd found via youTube. I'd watch their videos and really admire what they did. Karrisx and Anna Saccone were two of the main youTubers and bloggers I'd enjoy watching and reading about. I would have loved to be able to create my own youTube videos, but there are so many reasons I don't. The time - I just don't have it. The ability to appear confident on camera - it's just not me. The fact that I prefer writing - ta da! The blogger inside me was born!

I've said many times that I love blogging. It's not all about the 'products'. For me, it's about the 'diary' element that blogging brings. When I reflect on certain times in the past year, I can click onto my blog find the date I have in mind and bam, I can sit and read about how I felt at that time, how much I've changed, how much life has changed. It means I can remember all the little details that a lifetime of memories sometimes forgets. For that, writing a blog, is just wonderful. 

Before I created my own little space on the Internet and whilst reading and taking inspiration from the various blogs I was reading at that time, there was something I didn't do.. I never commented. I really enjoyed the posts that were being written, I'd log on to their blogs/youTube accounts daily to see if they'd posted anything new. But I'd never leave a comment. Why would I? I was there to read or to watch, not comment. 

Now that I have my own blog, I realise the power of a comment to the blogger. Stats are lovely, logging on to my Blogger account and seeing how many people have visited my site in one day, always brings a smile to my face. But comments, well they are that much more exciting. It tells me that 'real' people are reading and enjoying what I'm writing, it serves to reassure me that I'm not 'talking' to myself. My Husband and I were talking about this very subject the other day and he reminded me that he though he spends a great deal of time reading forums and such on topics he enjoys, he has never once commented. 

And this in turn opened up a question in my mind. Do I have any invisible readers? I'd like to think that perhaps I do, but who knows, maybe my little blog isn't yet at that stage and that's okay, I'll keep working at it. But if I do have any invisible readers and you are one of them, please do say Hi one time, it would be nice to know that you are there.  


19 comments

  1. Great post! A comment does mean so much to the blogger x

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  2. I'm a 'hardcore' invisible reader myself but your post just made me want to comment! I follow a few blogs and your blog has become a favourite since a little while ago :)

    I don't own a blog myself, nor do I want to, but I just love reading about other people's lives. I pretty much only follow blogs with a positive note to it, because it makes my day a little better each time :)

    So yea, here I am: invisible reader. Keep up the good work, I love reading it!

    xxx Liz

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    1. Aww thank you! And thanks for saying Hi this made me smile :) xx

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  3. I've been reading your blog for a while now but I'm not sure that I've ever left you a comment. In case I haven't, I just wanted to say a big hello :-)

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    1. Thank you! And thanks so much for reading, I really appreciate it x

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  4. I would love to know who my readers are too, I am sure there are some who don't let me know who they are x

    Beautyqueenuk xx

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  5. I used to be guilty of this too. Unless I had something to say, I wouldn't comment, because I felt silly just saying "nice post" or leaving a smiley face. Now that I'm blogging full time I've realized how much a simple comment means, so I try to comment more often, even if it's just to say hello!

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  6. I think there are a lot of invisible readers out there. It's funny to think about isn't it? That people read about you and your family but you have no idea they exist. I think the vast majority of readers are invisible actually, you can tell by looking at the amount of visits compared to the amount of comments you actually receive. And I also know that a lot of the time, I'm an invisible reader myself because I just don't always have time to write a comment, or my phone won't let me, or I just don't know what to say despite reading a post. x

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    1. I'm exactly the same Lucy. Sometimes I don't know what to say, even if I really enjoyed reading! x

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  7. I think that we all have a lot of invisible readers- at least it seems that way by the stats versus comments. I don't always have time to leave a comment on every post I read, but I try to do it as much as I can. I think especially if it is a fellow blogger reading, they know how much comments mean so should try and comment back at least once in a while. x

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  8. Hello! I am an invisible reader! :) I found your blog a while ago and love reading your journey into motherhood. I have a baby boy myself (15 months) I love reading your milestones and your trips out as a family or a couple (foodie reviews are fab!) keep up the creative work xx

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  9. I'm glad you chose to write instead of using videos i much prefer to read written words and you write so beautifully so keep it up

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  10. Love this, before blogging I too was an invisible reader. I never thought to comment nor did I know how to. Karris and Anna were also two of my favs to watch also Kerry from lived with love. :)
    Liza | Glambeautys | YouTube

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  11. Hi! I've been following your site for some time now and finally got the
    courage to go ahead and give you a shout out from Houston Tx!
    Just wanted to tell you keep up the great work!

    My blog post ... Eva C. Groesbeck

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  12. Hi!! I am an invisible reader since today and I love love love your blog!! I would love to add you on instagram, what's your name on there?
    Have a nice sunday with yout beautiful little family!! <3

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