It’s rather unusual for me to have the time to actually pay attention to the notices I get from LinkedIn with regards to the various ‘groups’ I’ve joined there. But, today I’m home earlier than expected. With a cup of tea by my side, I decided to peruse one of those emails which reports recent discussion activity on the LinkedIn group for Aspiring Writers. Interestingly enough, Wendy from Michigan has offered a free blog critique for anyone interested to link her personal blog, called ‘Searching for Happiness’ to their site. Now, it may seem somewhat odd that I would care what a random person truly thinks about my blog, but in reviewing hers, she comes across as someone I would enjoy getting acquainted with, who happens to be blogging about her own personal experiences in life, and would like to share what she’s learned along the way with others. And, besides, she has 3 children. I have 3 children. She has 4 pets. I have, well I have just one pet…at the moment. But I’ve had several MORE pets in the past. I suspect we have a whole bunch in common …and look forward to finding out. You can too, if you want to see what she’s up to. Just click here: http://searchingforthehappiness.wordpress.com
P.S. I can tell you already, she’s way cooler than I am. She tweets, she posts on LinkedIn, and she’s won blog awards. She has a ‘following’. I’m not sure I even aspire to have a ‘following’. Doesn’t that suggest ‘expectations’ laid upon you by your followers? I don’t want anyone else’s expectations laid upon me. I only write because I like to, and I don’t want to write to an audience, but I do want to write for any followers that like to follow along. Like Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride, I cover a lot of territory. And, what I choose to write about has no preconceived agenda. It’s just who I am, where I’ve been and what’s on my mind.
Hi, do not underestimate LinkedIn… that is how I ended up landing here! I am an aspiring writer (hoping to get published someday), a new blogger, and new to all things social-media. I began a wordpress blog, too, and feel that I have much to share. It is still early days, and a competition I am in has gotten me sidetracked… but I am learning and loving every minute of it. I look forward to reading more in the future!
Thank you for taking the time to read and comment on my post! I’ve had several folks pass through my site in the few hours since I posted about Wendy’s Searching For Happiness. I wondered how on earth they stumbled upon me so darned fast…and now I know it must be from the LinkedIn feed. Sending all good wishes for your writing success. I’ll check out your blog site and cheer you on as well!
Thanks! Your support is appreciated! I hope you enjoy some of what find; I am still “finding my way”….
Hi, I just read your post and I was touched. Thanks so much for the mention, it means a lot. Wishing you all the best, Wendy