Friday, May 14, 2010

I need a blogging mentor!

I'll tell you all a secret. 

I don't really know what I'm doing. 

I like writing, and I like writing about what I know. 

I like that people seem to enjoy reading what I have to say. 

I like that the internet exists, as it allows me to hear from people I wouldn't otherwise be aware existed, and it allows these same people to hear me. 

I like that the internet allows me to have lots of options and ways of doing things, because it helps me look like I know what I'm doing. 

But I don't.

The WordCount Blogathon has been fun, it's been fascinating, and it's also made me keenly aware of how new I am at this. I see buttons and things on other people's sites, and I think, perhaps that would be helpful. 

And perhaps it is. But I don't really understand what I'm doing still, and so I have only a vague idea of how to do it better. 

What I need, I've decided, is a blogging mentor. Not a writing mentor (though I'll always take the advice), not a social media mentor (I like to think I get it--pompous, I know), but a real nuts and bolts, "here's how to fit this in this box, here's why a move to WordPress would be good for you, here's why having a Digg button is worth it or not" kind of mentor. 

There are thousands of terrible, amateur, lazy bloggers out there. I am tired of being one. 

There are also thousands (yes, I think thousands) of brilliant, talented, savvy bloggers out there. I would like to glean wisdom from one. Or a dozen. And I'm poor, so I can't pay $150.00 for your blogging class. But I can buy you a cup of coffee, probably, or offer general comic relief. 

Send help. :)


  1. Finding mentors is so hard but always SO worth it! Good luck!

  2. I'd keep asking. It's a good idea to ask for help. Someone who can will step up.

  3. Heather, I'm a fellow blogspotter. I'm not a technie, but I'm willing to help you figure out blogger. But know that I may say "That's a good question, check out the help center." or refer you to a Blogger expert blog that may have the answer.

  4. do you have any particular goals other than daily posts? like, more readers? more comments? more laughs? more touchy-feely press-buttons type? duh... well what do I know. I don't blog or tweet. :-P

    my boyfriend usually blogs about politics.