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.