As I go through the 31 Days to Build a Better Blog Challenge with the SITS Girls on the Blog Frog community. I learn to apply things that are basic human knowledge and that apply to life that you wouldn't think to apply to a blog.
Day 22 is Pay Special attention to a Reader.
For everyday Darren Rowse explains the task and then he explains why it works. For this task there was a sentence that really made sense. "many bloggers who build great blogs actually go out of their way to make there readers more famous."
I love this - When ever life is going wrong for me and things just seem like they are falling down around me, I stop and think "who have I served today? yesterday? this week? this month? this year? If I can't think of more that just a couple of things It means I'm to wrapped up in myself. When I'm to wrapped up in myself then I'm not serving my purpose, I'm not serving my family, I'm not serving my neighborhood, I'm not serving my community. We are not here to be alone. (As big of a loner as I am and like to hide) It's just not the case, and we will be reminded of it!
As I started to reach out to other bloggers and visit and join other sites, to see if my blog was needed and if it was something that I needed to continue for a purpose (since my time was slowly diminishing with other responsibilities) There were more than a handful of wonderful people that reached back.
Today I would like to feature one of them. Maria from BubbleGumAndDuctTape. I love how her blog also has a wide variety of crafts, and small snippets into her life. She has shown some crafts that I would have never thought of! She has wonderful instructions for those items that she shows you how to do.
I also feel a kinship as she is just starting out but unlike me she started out by reaching out! What a wonderful example. If she is a small blogger and not afraid, then neither am I!
Go on over to her blog and see for yourself.