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What Skills Do I Lack?

Thursday, November 13

What is the one skill you see in other bloggers that you wish you had?


Well now, it does one no good to compare oneself to others now, does it?  That’s why there are so many anorexic young women (mostly, some men) out there!  They’re so busy comparing themselves to these totally unreal images, they wish they are not who they are, want to be someone else, and then starve themselves striving to get there.  Or, why there are so many people who are totally broke because they want to “Be like the Joneses”, not even realizing that the said Joneses are probably broke to trying to be like the Smiths…

That said, it doesn’t mean we can’t be inspired to better ourselves by learning what others are doing/creating/sharing.  We can admire fellow bloggers and think:  “Hmm… I wonder how they do that?”  Or, “Wow, that is something I would like to do”.

I know I’ve mentioned before that I follow quite a few blogs.   It is funny how you discover a blogger, read the comments people leave, like the comments made by others so you go check out what THEY are writing about and you start following THEM and the next thing you know, you are part of a circle, or two or three.  This is great, when the circle is one you actually want to be in!  I have inadvertently landed in some that just don’t fit.  It took me a long time to realize that it’s OK to leave.  If I am not learning or being entertained then, I must move on.  Better to stick with the ones that have inspired me to join in on various bandwagons, such as the “Monthly Mantel” (helps me work on my decorating creativity), or “The Year In Books”,(helps me to take the time to read).  Who knows?  Maybe I will inspire others to join in on something I create one day!

Now, that said, for the sake of responding to this particular prompt, I would have to say that the one skill I wish I had that some other bloggers have is to … um … jeez … I truly don’t know!

I suppose I could be more consistent (not counting this NaBloPoMo thing, I have been erratic at best!) like many.

I could try to write posts that create a discussion, like Eric Tonningsen’s “Awakening to Awareness”, or get others to interact and participate, like Jean Turbridy’s “Social Bridge”, and I could go on and name quite a few others but it is already midnight and past my bedtime…

I could just simply continue expanding my horizons, being inspired, learning as I go and honing my own skills as well as learning more along the way.


20 thoughts on “What Skills Do I Lack?

  1. 🙂 excellent post ~ btw i learned something new ….pumpkin cornbread is a revelation (hehe) — I know its completely unrelated to what u wrote but since we both like to cook …;)


  2. Well now Mrs, first of all, I lack your witty banter. Then there’s your positive outlook, your appreciation of the little things in life, your cookery skills. I could go on but I’m too busy fretting that you might get up and leave me some day. 😊


    • Oh stop it Patsy! No chance of that happening! I LOVE reading your stuff and looking at your pictures… WE shall meet one day when I finally get to hop over that pond! 😀


    • Why thank you, Janet! Taken by myself for my photo class and modified with PicMonkey… fun stuff, hides all the wrinkles, freckles, etc! 😉


  3. It took me a while to learn the “it’s okay to leave” thing. To help get a handle on things, I started receiving on Mondays all posts from blogs I follow. I found getting them in bulk really showed me what I looked forward to and what I didn’t. On the other hand, some blogs I continue to follow even though it seems the writer might have abandoned the blog . . . I keep hoping these folks I really don’t know will reappear.


    • I know what you mean. So sad when a favoured blogger decides to leave the blogosphere! Then there are those who post 3-4-5-6 + times a day… they are the ones I had to stop following. It just became too much!


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