photo by kim orlandini photography.
the top 10 things i have learned from blogging
1. there are more people than you are aware that share a similar story as yours. you are not alone. you know what they say about birds of a feather…
2. bloggers are insanely generous people–with their time, their money, their words, their laughter, their expertise, their spirit, their loyalty. (again, i would not have survived 2009 without my readers! i love you to the moon and back.)
3. i don’t need to compare myself with others. i am me and i am enough. my story is enough. that said, it is okay to check your ego at the door and learn from others.
4. stealing is mean. no matter which side you are on, your feelings will get hurt. and there will probably be tears. and most likely rage.
5. facebook has killed blog commenting.
6. people are judgmental online and make assumptions without doing the research. (that’s me judging all you judgmental ones.) unfortunately, this kind of yuck can seep into even the most obscure places–places you thought were safe.
8. i don’t need to read hate mail and hate comments.
9. scheduling posts is awesome.
10. writing is my outlet. blogging is my medium. and it has brought so many fabulous opportunities that have enriched my life and that of my family.
the #1 thing that i have NOT learned from blogging: less is more. (let’s face it. brevity is not my forte. it probably never will be.)
the #1 thing my brothers wish blogging will teach me: Capitalizing is OK.
the #1 thing i have improved on since blogging (according to my dad/editor/proofreader): when to use “mr. r and i” vs. “mr. r and me.”
the #1 thing i hope to learn via blogging: notice the little things. life is in the details. remember them. write them.
the #1 thing i want to tell you about blogging: blog stalking is okay. we all do it. embrace it.