The Life is a Blog series is a series reflecting on my past year of blogging. The series aims to gather feedback from my readers in order to make improvements to my blog. You can find the rest of the series in the Life is a Blog category.
When I first started blogging, I had an opinion and a keyboard. I wasn’t quite sure what I wanted to do yet and was very new to blogging.
A few months into blogging, I started writing for Devlounge. Devlounge is a website geared towards designers and developers. Soon after writing for Devlounge, I realized that I wanted to release several of my script ideas for consumption. I had always liked web programming, but Devlounge seemed to unleash it for me. I released my first WordPress plugin called Feed Styler to mixed reviews.
While writing for a design/developer website, I struggled whether I had the stuff to write about design. After all, I don’t have a portfolio and I haven’t done a whole lot of work for clients. So everytime I hit the “Publish” button at the site, I was hoping the design community wouldn’t revolt and cast me into the shadows.
About the time I was struggling whether I had what it took to blog, I published an essay about blogging over at Weblog Tools Collection. The essay’s response was divided, ranging from very positive to very negative. During the few months of waiting for the essay results to come out, I had to deal with a lot of internal demons.
There are times that I still don’t think I have what it takes to blog and/or interact with the blog community. There are many extremely talented bloggers out there who I look up to. Credibility is important in the blogosphere, but the interaction between bloggers is crucial as well.
That being said about credibility, how do you think this blog does on the subject of credibility? Do you have any ideas for ways to increase the credibility of my writing?
Thank you for reading.