Yesterday I received a rating of my blogs from one of the groups I am affiliated with. I was at the bottom of their tier. At first I was a little stressed and worried about that. Then I realized something crucial. I have only been blogging for about 6 months, and then only with the intent to blog as a “job” for the last month or so. I’d say I’m doing pretty good for my first month as a “real” blogger. There is a lot to figure out. A whole language with its own set of abbreviations like SEO, and KLOUT and such. I am happy with where my blog is, and excited to see it grow.
I generally have a hard time with criticism, mostly because I take it out of context, or blame myself for not being “good” enough. I am not doing that here. This is something I enjoy, and if I continue to enjoy it, I will see the results I am hoping for. I have already gotten more out of blogging than I ever expected, and I cannot wait to see what the future holds. I didn’t know I liked to write, and I didn’t know there was a world of friendly, happy people that connect online through blogging, and support each others attempts to raise families and work, and do all those things that make modern life as crazy as it is. Thank you to everyone who has helped, supported, and yes, even criticized. I am happy to be here.