I have a fragile ego.
I don't like to fail AT ALL!
I don't like to be told I did something wrong.
I don't like knowing that everything I do is not amazingly brilliant.
I am equally driven to perfection and afraid to try something unfamiliar. Some people might be surprised to hear that. I think all of us are insecure in one way or another. I recently heard a great analogy about this.
On a scale of 1-10 we all have an average score of 5. We might be 8's or even 10's in some areas but only a 1 or 2 in others. (I am definitely a 2 when it comes to mechanical stuff!)
If I score everything I do and average those scores together I will be a 5.
So will you.
And everybody else.
Someone else might be a 10 at mechanics but a 1 at putting words together. The trick is to avoid comparing my 2's and 3's to someone else's 9's and 10's.
Isn't that great?! It isn't like I haven't heard this before, it just sticks better when put in this simple framework.
That being said, I am now going to ask you to do something completely opposite to what I have just told you. I am asking you to critique my blog. I have joined "Critique My Blog Blogfest" over at A Writer's Journey.
Here are some areas to consider:
a. Appearance: Does it appeal to you? Is it too busy, or too plain?
b. Layout: Is it difficult to navigate? Is it cluttered, or sparse?
c. Frequency: Does the blogger post too often? Not often enough?
d. Content: Are the posts interesting? Unique? Are they focused, or all over the place?
e. Quality: Are the individual posts too long, too short, too sloppy, or too generic?
I am most interested in Content and Quality. I will welcome all constructive critique. Please be honest but respectful. You may post critiques in the comments section for others to see. If you are new to this site, I suggest exploring the tabs, especially "Favorites" and My Secret Identity" to get a feel for what I am doing here.
Oh, yeah, anyone can participate, whether you are in the blogfest or not!