Zero To Hero has been successful. How can I make such a definitive statement 7 days in to a 30 day contest? Because if I stopped today, which I won’t, I’d be better off than when I began. More important than learning any particular skill is my willingness to try something new – whether it’s different themes (I like mine best) or different headers (I like mine best) or different fonts colors (I like… you get the idea), I have a broadened awareness of possibility. In fact, I’m curious and learning.
My favorite task so far has been finding 5 blogs. The down side is staying in to read them all. There is a sense of connection that we writers/bloggers need and want. Most people would think online meet ups are silly. These are strangers. Which is true. But writers share so much in their words, we can virtually (no pun intended) bypass the initial awkward stage and head directly into the meatier stuff. I know fairly quickly if I want to keep reading a blog (book, article, etc.) and my bet is you do too.
By the way, that reminds me of the promise I made to (re)locate the blogs I found and supply a brief summary:
Kristen Lamb’s Blog: I would call this – everything writer, good blog for those looking to enhance their craft and figure out what to do next.
Finger, Fork, and Knife: All about healthy, and what appears to be, delicious recipes. A healthy foodie’s dream come true.
David Gaughran – If You Don’t Enjoy Marketing, You’re Doing Something Wrong: Marketing 101, which gives those of us who don’t enjoy marketing an out because we are not bad at it, we are doing something wrong.
Waiting For The Karma Truck: This one felt like coming home. A smart, savvy individual writing from the heart about holidays, life, love, and everything in between.
Hey from Japan – Notes on Moving, Emily Cannell (Tongue in cheek journal on moving a family to Japan): Humorous blog about family adventures – front and center are her teenagers (we all know how funny they can be! *choke*)
Finally, I want to thank WordPress for offering a contest that has my thoughts and feelings running the gamut, pushing me from my contented corner into the larger world. Whether I utilize all that I’m exposed to is immaterial. I will sift and dig. I will smile with success and frustrate with failure. Since it’s hard to know what you don’t know, my learning gives me a larger toolbox from which to choose.