Be Brave and Blog

Be Brave and Blog

Once upon a time, I belonged to a Google writing group consisting of  members from an on-line writing class. As with all writing groups, the purpose was to provide a safe place to share our writing. If we were brave enough to post our work we would be rewarded with constructive feedback, encouragement and support. But there came a time when I posted a story I wrote and no one commented. I was confused, and a little hurt. I understand that everyone has a life and may not be able to participate on a day-today basis. But there was activity going on within the group. This went on for about a week and I grew angrier by the day. Why isn’t anyone reading my story? I asked myself. Then one day, I came across a comment that slapped me in the face with my greatest fear. In defense of a comment not well received, this person wrote, “if your writing was crap, I wouldn’t comment at all”. Read more

Day 11 – Be a Good Neighbor

Day 11 – Be a Good Neighbor

Although I am a little behind in Blog School (Blogging 101 to be precise), I managed to skip ahead and finish Assignment 11 today.  The assignment was to read at least four new blogs and leave meaningful comments.  I’m sure there are other’s like me who thought blogging was all about writing, and getting people to read what we write and, even better, hope they  comment on it or like what they read. I never thought too much that I am also a blog reader and everything I want out of a blogger, they want out of me as well.  Read more