Daily Foglifter: There are 137 words that begin with the letter x.
x-ray, xylophone, xenophobia, xerox…um, I’m pretty sure there’s only 4.
What a week it’s been. I started a blog, gave up home schooling, sent my son to middle school, caught a cold, and learned a new language (techie). Well, I may be exaggerating on that last one. I think I’m in the ma-ma/da-da stage of that one. Point is, I feel good today.
I looked over the posts for this week and I did write a lot about the family. A lot of typical momblog stuff, but I still feel good about it. Most of my time was spent learning the basics of blog building, and it was tough! To say I’m not computer savvy is an understatement. Five months ago, when I got the internet for the first time, I had to ask at least three different people how to use Facebook. Last week, I had to ask my husband how to get downloaded songs from my computer to a CD or an MP3 player. Seriously.
As hard as the technical stuff is for me, the actual blog is worse. The idea of opening myself up for the whole world to see and to judge is my Hell on Earth. I considered using an alias. (If everyone thinks Millicent Millpot is an idiot, it wouldn’t hurt so much.) Then I decided to stop being a coward. Besides, I was overdramatizing it. There are thousands upon thousands of blogs out there, so what’s one more? If people read it, great! If not, I still win because I get to write a little every day, which is why I started a blog in the first place.
I am closing the first week of my blog. The traffic has been respectable, considering I only had family and friends to depend upon. The feedback could be better (hint, hint). I welcome criticism, but try to be constructive. In case you don’t know the difference, “You suck,” may be accurate, but it’s not exactly helpful. Tell me why I suck, please.
I added another page called “Express Yourself!” I included some links to websites that may be helpful in finding something creative to do. So, if you want a hobby, I hope it will be useful. Another thing to keep in mind: Some people have been able to turn their hobbies into part-time or full-time jobs. You’ll never know until you try.
I’m taking the weekend to learn more about blogs. It’s going to be a loooong weekend.
“It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed.”