So one thing I have been VERY remiss in writing about is the fact that I'm going away to a Bloggers weekend... kind of a meet and greet, a few workshops etc... in Christchurch(where I've only been once I think). There are a few reasons I've put off the writing of this. One reason is that I am so embarrassed that I am so bloggy illiterate. I'm a total novice, and don't even know how to put the 'buttons' on my page without step-by-step instructions. I am blushing as I write this, and because I'm tired and because I hate to be embarrassed(brings back lots of memories of being a loner and/or loser at school) I actually feel some sneaky tears welling up. I am SO out of my depth here. I don't know how to 'Link-In' jackshit. I am very bad at keeping up with other bloggy friends latest posts, which is very rude in blog-land. And I feel rather terrified about going away for the weekend with people that I've never met(ok I've met one or two, who actually read my blog, holla!), on a plane, where I'll then be hoping to be picked up by another person I've never met, and then I'll meet a bunch more people who Know How to Blog.
I've been writing on a blog for at least five years now, yet I still don't know how to properly do it. I just started it to showcase the jewellery that I made, and then as a personal diary. Somewhere along the way I started reading everyone elses blogs, and realised that I wasn't quite on to it. I didn't know there were buttons! My husband made the page for me! I didn't know about sharing stuff and linking to other people's blogs! And now I'm going to a conference for bloggers! I'm not a blogger. I'm just a mum who writes a lot.
I guess I am hoping that I'll actually learn some great tools for blogging, but the problem is, I suspect I don't even know enough of the basics to understand what people are going to talk about. Tears welling again. I'm such a baby. I really am excited about going to this weekend. But I also have no idea what I am doing. And I care about that, because I care about this blog, and I love writing, and I would love for it to turn into a proper blog.
Stay tuned, I'll let you know if I suddenly figure out this stuff. In the meantime, I know how to send you to the Bloggers Connected site to have a look see. See what I did there? I linked to it. I know how to do that at least...