02 December 2010

Work in progress

I want to be an accomplished blogger. Curmudge says practice makes perfect, but I think practice makes better. You could say I've been 'practicing' on this blog for more than a year, and yes, I think it's getting better.

In the beginning, blogging was a way to vent feelings, but then things happened I wanted to pass along to others. When you read my older posts, you will see I've been unemployed since 2009. I'll leave it at that.

There's not much traffic to this site. I do know why, too. I haven't been visiting other blogger sites and leaving comments. My bad. Can't drive traffic if you don't do that. I kind of felt like I was invading the privacy of people I literally don't know.

Maybe what I had to say wouldn't be important or interesting? I guess I'm insecure in that respect. Then if they did come... What would they think of what I've written, put out for the entire world to read? I was scared, I am scared! It's the unknown. Traffic to this blog will never change if I don't do something about it. Changes are about to take place. It's a resolution I've finally made up my mind about.

I'm building a list of blogs I visit frequently, whether or not I comment, I've been there. I'd post the list but I think I need to ask first before I post links. I also need to figure out how to add the links .... I'm still experimenting.

I suppose I'm making progress. I'm reserved about what's next to post. I wonder if it will be interesting enough to garner attention, let alone interesting enough to leave a comment. Uncertainty. Many times, I've visited other sites and not left a comment for a days post.

Occasionally, I can make off the cuff comments, but mostly I have to think about what to say... Sis says I shouldn't think, I should just write and let it go. I wonder if I have spontaneity?

Being a Virgo, I like everything in it's compartmentalized place. No one is perfect. I know I'm not perfect, and they say patience is a virtue.....

2 comments:

  1. if you make a short but relevant comment on someone elses blog, they will visit you, mostly because they are curious.
    who is this peg?
    what is she all about?
    some folks will return comments and that way you will make friends...
    you'll get to know each other, and it will take time but it will happen.

    i have the same problem with fear you do.
    i wonder what people will think when they read my stuff. it keeps me from putting out there the real parts of me, the parts that you know, the interesting and fun parts of me...

    but sometimes, every now and then...
    someone really likes something ive worked hard on and they tell me so.
    thats what makes it worth it.
    thats what keeps me blogging...

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  2. It's also why I keep doing this. I'm not frustrated with it or the way it's going....

    Frustrated when I can't figure out how to do something with the page (like cutting and pasting, lol) that I'd like to do or the page is not the way I'd like it to look...

    'Work in progress'... It's about being adaptable, learning, growing and change...

    The site will continue it's 'make over' until it's appealing to not only myself but others as well...

    To you, thank you for the support and for following what I'm building here. It's so appreciated!

    Yes, it's worth the frustration and impatience when someone actually gives you kudus for something you've posted and tells you.

    It's a wonderful ego booster....

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