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. :)