When I joined this community, I had been too busy researching its ins and outs that I'd neglected to do the leg work most of my Steemian contemporaries had so eagerly jumped into. Fast forward to now and I can say I've seen so many more milestone follower posts from them than I can count. That or I'm really bad at counting and have to go back to learning it. In which case, I will turn a blind eye on it and go with my initial thought. So yes, so many milestone posts. Occasionally, I would think: huh, will I ever reach any milestone with the snail-pace I've been taking?
Then yesterday, I noticed. Wait... did I just cross the 100-follower threshold?!
Oh, I did! Finally! Woohoo, time to celebrate and make my milestone post. Except, I joined a poetry contest on its last day instead. No, I'm not that lazy, I just discovered it late. But going back to the vein of this post, yes, milestones. I debated on whether to make one or not as Steemit has probably seen enough 100-follower milestones for awhile. However, we all know how that debate ended.
I stared at the monitor and couldn't come up with anything. I did every procrastination technique I could think of including buying ice cream. Hours later, with no post in sight, I knew I had to just get on with it. No, it's not a requirement but it is a good topic.
Finally! I've reached a hundred.
Even though I wrote a long-arse intro above, I'm not exactly great with writing standard posts and have been doing mostly poetry lately. So with that in mind, here's my real milestone post:
for a minnow like me
Finally reaching a hundred followers
it's a reason for glee!
the number I can see
"Oh, you ungrateful wretch"
you might think of me
perhaps you might even agree!
A hundred followers now
many can barely see
but rather in many a post
I've seen others with larger followings
with barely a dollar to their post
I felt more compelled to post
But with the payout day close
most of my followers were like a ghost
I'd think: Oh, no! I must absolutely suck
But still, I kept posting
while hoping it was mostly bad luck
but as I went through the list
With a heavy heart, I ate my ice cream
wallowing in this new twist
from people who wanted me to follow
Using this tactic of "following to be followed" on me
my heart felt very hollow
it's not all about a gushing look-back
But a weird sort of confession
while I ate my delicious snack
I do want to say a lot of "thank you"
to those few non-ghost people
who spent time to give my post a view
Thank you for the vote
Thank you for the comment
My heart took note
And I hope I don't actually suck
I will try and improve my writing
So I won't have to mostly rely on luck
in front of our computer screens
Cheers to us being in Steemit
May it grant all our dreams!
It's been an exciting journey - A hundred followers now. I felt more compelled to post as I went through the list. For this milestone post, I want to say thank you. A toast to more adventures with you.
For the first picture source, click on it. The second one is the snack I bought and ate while writing. No, I only ate a quarter. And if you're wondering why this is a numbered post, well! I plan to have more milestones in the future, of course. Hopefully, not the follow-to-follow and never seen again.
Thanks for reading this! :D On a side note, I really should get one of those kick-arse gif/pic signatures!