So, I’ve only been in this blogging business for a week now and I can honestly say that it’s already taught me a few valuable lessons. But this is why I blog to begin with. So that I can grow as a person and perhaps leave my grandchildren with a better understanding of who I am. Yes, I think this should be whom but that just doesn’t sound right to these backyard ears. If along the way, I happen to entertain you a little then that’s just a plus.
Lessons I’ve Learned in Such a Short Time
- Don’t give advice to anyone that didn’t ask for it. They probably won’t listen to me anyway.
- Don’t take negative feedback personal. Just remember that for every person that likes my work there is another that hates it. It’s sad, but the haters are usually the most verbal. (Or maybe it just feels that way)
- Not everyone will understand what I’m trying to say. No matter how clever I think I am. Sometimes you just have to come right out and say what you want them to know.
- I think that most people get into blogging with the belief that all they have to do is write a few words every now and then and the world will flock to their door. If only that was true. Blogging is hard work if I want to have my creation grow and flourish. But, I also need to follow my own advice and get up from the computer every now and then and see what the world is like outside my office or work.
- I need to invest in a better camera. Sifting through those grainy photos on my phone is not only time consuming but also frustrating.
- If I don’t understand something technical…ask (usually my son) for help. There’s way too much information out there for this old man to absorb. It takes a few minutes to ask compared to hours finding the information on my own.
- For every 10 ideas I have, maybe one will work into something.
- I am not a very disciplined or even a very good writer. But I do have great friends, family and followers.
- Finally, I have learned that there are good and bad people everywhere. Some people’s only purpose in life is to troll the internet looking to cause hate and discontent. I choose to ignore them.