I'm not sure how but somewhere along the way it seems that some people think that because I have a blog I somehow have an obligation to be "perfect". 80% of the things that I write about are things that are now or have been new to me. Things that I've read about or just decided to try. They don't make me some sort of know it all. If I come off that way it was never intended to be. I'll be the first to tell you that I don't have all the answers. In fact, I have very few. I'm just willing to try new things. If they work they work. If they don't I'll try to figure out how to make them work for me. And if they still don't work I just chalk it up to experience. Nothing ventured, nothing gained.
I sometimes get comments from readers who are more than happy to jump in and try to shoot holes in the way I try things. Don't get me wrong. I'm not against constructive criticism. I'm more than happy to hear from folks who have suggestions as to how I could do things better. I'm not perfect and neither are some of the methods I use from time to time.
I follow a ton of blogs and truly enjoy reading about folks adventures through this life. I feel kind of blessed that all these folks are sharing their lives with me, a virtual stranger. I also try to respect their "place". If I were in their homes I would do the same. And really, isn't blogging sort of like visiting an extension of someones home? I see comments around the blogosphere sometimes that make me just shake my head. Would those same people use the same bad manners in a person's home? These days probably so. Would I invite them back again? Probably not.