With a new home, fewer expenses, less stress, and a general new beginning in place for us, I’ve decided it’s time to step it up as a blogger.
So, I’ve made some goals. And I’ve read enough motivational books to know that a goal isn’t a real goal unless it’s written down and shared with others.
So, I’m going to do just that, and over the next few afternoons I’m going to share some of my better blogger goals with you all. I hope you’ll give me feedback as to whether or not those goals will make this blog a better experience for you!
GOAL #2: Shed some of this thick skin.
Do you remember when I wrote that post a long time ago Thick Skin Schmick Schmin about how I never wanted to have to grow thick skin to be a big blogger?
Well, I think I went and grew thick skin.
After I’m Christian, Unless You’re Gay and the brave teen post, things got very heavy for me outside of this blog. All sorts of accusations came flying through, people said all sorts of horrible things, and in an effort not to internalize any of it, I put up walls and declared (to myself) that I don’t care what anybody says about anything anymore. And when I didn’t believe it, I said it again. And when I didn’t believe it, I said it again. And eventually I said it enough times that I did believe it.
And that made me a bit of an uncaring cocky weenie in some regards, which is why I never wanted to grow thick skin.
Caring, and hearing, and feeling is part of what makes us all human. And I miss that.
I don’t know how to shed the thick skin once you have it, but I’m certainly going to try.
What I could use from you: nothing but your continued love and support.
Sometimes I get sucked into some webpage somewhere where dozens of people get together to tell each other what a horrible schmuck I am. It makes me forget all the awesome people that love me and Noah and our blog. I’m learning how better not to get sucked in, but it still happens for sure.
Dan Pearce, Single Dad Laughing