I believe it’s time to ask for a little constructive criticism. I haven’t been blogging for very long, but I am greatly aware of my inadequacies. There are bloggers out there with thousands of visitors, and hundreds of regular commenters! There are bloggers who apparently understand how to bend the space-time continuum and find the time to be mothers, wives, workers, housekeepers, chauffeurs, AND writers, on a consistent basis. There are bloggers who post daily (or very nearly daily, when the NaBloPoMo push isn’t on) and they always have something valuable to say! There are bloggers who actually understand more than the mere tee-tiny basics of HTML, so they have beautiful designs and clever visual goings-on that draw their readers in.
So we’ve pretty much covered what I’m not accomplishing here. But I wonder if I am accomplishing anything? Through the wonders of the NaBloPoMo randomizer (another feat of computing that stuns me) I stumbled into Google Analytics, and it tells me that there are actual readers out there… about 12 or 13 a day, lately. Please, if you’re reading this, come out and tell me what you think. I don’t moderate my comments, so be honest – and your honesty will appear here, live & uncensored. What do you think is working here at www.new.mom? What sucks? What needs a little tweaking? What turns you off? If you’ve been here before, what made you come back (because Google tells me that someone around here is a repeat visitor…)?
When I was in college, I always learned the most about my writing, and the writing process in general, by getting feedback and criticism from other writers – especially those who were my obvious superiors. As my superiors in the virtual ether, I’m asking for your help.