So the short answer is that honestly, there really are so many ways, from participating in twitter chats to learning everything there is to know about SEO & other technical things that I don't know very much about at all and approximately a million things in between.
My question is though, is it that the most important thing? I mean, I know why views and comments are utterly wonderful, as is that feeling you get when someone clicks on the little button that says they like what you're doing so much they'd like to be notified of the things you're going to do in the future but haven't done yet. It's incredible. But is the second person who will click that button in the future more important than the first person that already did? No!
What makes something better than something else? Is it the amount of views it gets? Is it the amount of people that talk about it? Does it matter if the talking point is good or bad? Is the amount of comments something receives a reflection of success? And is a something completely unimportant if it gets no comments at all?
Is something's 'worthiness' (or 'success', whatever those words actually mean) solely defined by the response it gets? Or is the content itself that brings the 'success'? If you're writing about something that means something to you and no one else sees it, surely even then it can't be deemed a 'failure' because it meant something to YOU. So if you write something that means something to you and one person reads it, is it ultimately more successful or is it just an added bonus to the success that was already there from the original point of creativity?
You aren't any less worthy than someone else. You are you. You are wonderful because there is no other you. Always remember that.
Welcome to my Monday morning musings. I know right?! Waaayyy too many thoughts, especially for a Monday and especially especially because I'm not sure there are any definite answers..
Argh, I haven't even had my second cup of coffee yet, although maybe I should lay off the coffee for today...
P.S. All I know for sure is that I'm unbelievably grateful for you, the very fact that your here at all is nothing short of wonderful. And I truly mean that.