My friend Julia suggested I check out this blog. So this morning I woke up before every one else at 7:45 and pulled my ipad (thanks mom and dad!) into bed with me to give it a look. Her most recent post was titled "Dealing with Criticism". Unlike her, I don't have a gazillion people reading my blog and making comments so I don't really get a lot of criticism. My sister told me once that I sounded a little "know-it-all-ish" at times. The point was taken (stay tuned for a blog that will solidify in your mind that I am not the best _______ ). What was most inspiring about this post and applicable to me was the four little rules she came up with regarding blogging. Here they are.
- It’s your blog.
- Be who you are. That is enough.
- Try to give the good feedback as much weight as the bad.
- Do all things with love.
A facebook friend asked if anyone had any advice in regards to her starting a blog. Her first comment was "have something interesting to say". Yikes! See the first rule.
I really enjoy blogging which is the only reason why I have sustained it at this level for this length of time. It pleases me when I hear other people read what I have to say, and I have to admit, I wouldn't be as devoted if I wasn't receiving some response. Primarily, blogging has fulfilled my long time desire to journal, and I get the most joy when I go back and have a chance to reminisce.
And in regards to the younghouselove.com blog, be warned of possible addiction and the desire for perfect stuff which could lead to inspiration or discontent.