Monday, August 8, 2011

Summer Blog Social-The takeaways

This past week I participated in the #SummerBlogSocial over at A Belle, A Bean, & A Chicago Dog and Four Plus an Angel. Through the whole week, I was lucky enough to network with some awesome bloggers, meet some new people and in the process learn a lot about myself. So while everyone else is posting their BlogHer takeaways, I have a few of my own...

I've learned...

* that most of us have gone through similar experiences and share the same insecurities. I think this is why we are such a close, supportive, community.

*finding my niche is something that I worry about far too much. People read my blog because they can relate to my writing, not because I am an expert about something.

*commenting on Blogger blogs is the most frustrating thing. Ever.

*I need to get my ass in gear and get over to WordPress.

*that comparing myself to other bloggers isn't going to get me anywhere.

*that I don't need to go to a fancy conference to meet people and learn about how to better hone my blogging skills.

*that I still want to though.

*that just because you haven't met someone face to face, doesn't mean you cant call them "friend"

Whether you participated in #SummerBlogSocial or were lucky enough to go to BlogHer '11... What did you learn about yourself there???