so, here i am blogging. and i am blogging every day so that is a pretty firm commitment. and if i am going to spend this much time on a project i am the kind of person who wants to learn more about it. so i have been trying to find other blogs i like, read them, comment on them, learn from them. but i basically feel completely lost. so please, if you happen to stumble across this post send me some tips. i am open to anything but i will write about some of the things i am thinking about.
if you are blogging do you tend to read a lot of other blogs and that is how you kind of build up a sort of blog community? and in that case am i just kind of like the new kid in school who brought a bag lunch because she didn’t realize everyone else buys lunch? so i need to get out there (well, hide the bag first) and then just go pick a table and introduce myself and shake some hands?
is there an optimal blog length? is short and sweet what we are going for? trying to pack meaning into as few words as possible? and humor too? short, meaningful, and funny?
how do you find blogs that feel like a fit with who you are – to follow? i mean, i am following links from some blogs i think i like but sometimes they lead me down this trail that makes me just want to cry. you know i am ap and i am pretty firm in those kinds of beliefs. i don’t want to pass judgment on other parenting at all. it is not my job to decide on someone else’s life work. but, when i read a comment in which is it said that you need to “break” your child of anything it just makes me want to cry. why would be want to create, birth, and hold our children and then break them? it would be a waste of time for me to comment on a comment so i just walk away and look for another table. how did you all find your tables?
would it be terribly uncool for me to contact some of the bloggers i like and ask them to answer some of these questions? would that be like going to in and out burger and asking why the menu is so limited? did any of you incredible, successful, conference attending, conference leading (!), celebrity interviewing bloggers start where i am? just alone in your house bouncing the baby on the ball while you type and hearing the words echo around you in all the vast emptiness of attempting something new?
ok, for fear of going over the unstated cool blog word limit i shut my trap here.