I need a blogging mentor.

March 26, 2010

BTW – thanks for all the kind words and encouragement: here, on Twitter, and emailing me. I really appreciate it. It made me put things into perspective a little more. ((hugs to everyone)) You guys rock, I have the best e-friends. πŸ™‚

Seriously. I do. I have no idea what I’m doing. I feel like my blog has no real direction, I am not sure what half the things are on my dashboard – heck, I don’t even know how to work Google Reader. I am frustrated, fed up, and my head hurts. I want so much to be a good blogger, the kind that people enjoy reading about first thing in the morning. I love writing, I love doing this. I like to blog, tweet, surf, and answer emails.

But I am lost on how to fix things that are wrong on my site. I don’t know how to get a general direction of my blog going. Website ranking pages (never, ever look at them unless you have a large tin of cookies and a even larger bottle of wine next to you) are telling me that I need to link, to share, to fix – HOW? I don’t know. I want to write, not worry about why my Twitter account doesn’t link up to my blog and that I don’t have Meta tags (what are those?). But part of me realizes I must know this to be successful in any way.

It’s not that I want to be Dooce, by any means, I just want to be good at something I love. And to have other people enjoy it too. I feel like my lack of blogging knowledge is getting in the way of that. I need someone to guide me a little, to help me get focused, and to show me what mistakes I am making. I want to start off on the right foot in blogging world, and I think that doing this early on will be so much easier than months down the road.

As I write this, I wonder if anyone will even respond. I’ll take a chance anyway.


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