I submitted my blog into Ask and Ye Shall Receive.
I knew what I was getting into by doing this and was prepared for a beating. I like a good beating now and then and was looking forward to hearing what they had to say. Criticism, whether constructive or not can help us grow if we choose to allow it and I say bring it on!
They were not as hard on me as I thought they were going to be. They pointed out a lot of things that I already know about my self. Like I can’t spell worth a shit and grammatically, I am like a second grader. If spell check doesn’t pick it up, it doesn’t get fixed. My English teacher grandmother would roll over in her grave if she knew this. Maybe I am just rebelling against her and her iron fist. Nah, I just sucked in English.
They also pointed out that I am not a good writer, and that I read more like a teenager than and intelligent adult. I am also very aware of this. I have never thought of myself as a writer, nor have I ever wanted to be one. I write here to express feelings and tell some of my story and to connect with all of you. I actually never expected to have any followers or to care as much about this blog as I do. I knew I would not be writing a book, or receiving any awards for how or what I write, so, when I read that, I chuckled a bit knowing that I too make myself cringe at times. The blogs that I read are because of the content and how I relate rather than the actual writing, but I also hate reading very grammatically poor writing, so I get how they feel. I am actually very smart, but not very articulate when it comes to putting it on paper/computer. I laugh at most of my stuff and how badly I put things into words and I usually I cringe at my own posts when I go back and re-read them, but hell, it is me and I hope that you all look past it.
She actually called me pathological and said that she might want to slap some sense into me when it comes to the men that I choose and honestly, that one statement made me laugh so hard that I now love her. She then went on to say that my blog was not all just a “hodge podge of suck” (I had to throw that in there) and that I have some redeeming qualities.
She ended up giving me 1 star and honestly, that is more than I expected and with some of the comments that I read, that is more than most expected, but hey, I am happy with it. As with all other aspects of my life, I am learning as I go and working on things that I can fix. I will just add this to the list that seems to get longer and longer every day.
I can handle it though, because I am a “mommy blogger” and have big shoulders!
Thanks to Ask and Ye Shall Receive. I really do appreciate your time and review.