Hearing your own work critiqued can lead to a knee-jerk reaction filled with defensive indignation. Others obviously didn't understand. You start to explain and try to bring them to a point of agreement, but it doesn't happen. You view the person doing the critique as an idiot--unworthy of being in the same room with your genius and a total waste of your time.
I suppose it takes a certain amount of energy and patience to be a good Auntie but what it really takes is a listening ear. Young people want, and need, to be heard.
Last week I signed myself up for a free course on getting more out of blogging. It was all about organizing, planning, and monetizing your site. I soon realized I still had a lot to learn about embracing different social media platforms and seizing opportunities. I gleaned a lot of information about analytics, advertising, media… Continue reading The One Thing No One Told Me About Blogging.