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Last week I participated in a blog critique swap. It was a wonderful learning experience.
What is a blog critique swap? I’m so glad you asked. Basically, you promise to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothin’ but the truth. Then you are given specific criteria to check and two blogs to critique. In return, you receive two critiques for your blog. ‘Sounds scary, huh? Sometimes the truth hurts.
If you are curious about the criteria, you can find it at Crafterminds. At first the whole thing seemed a little daunting. Then I looked at the first assigned blog and fell in love!
Life in the Thrifty Lane
It was so much fun really looking at a blog, especially one with tons of helpful information. Her posts are very well written. Meeting Veronica was such a treat! I am now a follower of her blog.
I felt much better after completing one critique. I took a peek at the second assigned blog. You’ll never guess what happened. I fell in love AGAIN!
A Lil Dash of Diva
What a great name for a blog! There is a sparkly shoe in the header of her blog and she signs her posts with a hot pink lipstick smooch! Chrissy is delightful, too! I am now a follower of her blog.
You may be wondering who was assigned to Stone Cottage Adventures. Mandy over at Sugar Bee Crafts is super experienced and had tons of helpful tips. Thank you, Mandy! You guessed it. I am now a follower of her blog!
‘Not sure exactly what happened with my second critique, but I bet it is coming soon! There was some kind of technical difficulty. It was so sweet of Kassi at Truly Lovely with the Laney Sisters to share her knowledge. Thanks, Kassi! Veronica at Life in the Thrifty Lane also stopped by and gave me some suggestions. Thanks, Veronica!
What did I learn?
1. Bloggers are wonderful people.
2. You can’t have too many girlfriends, especially bloggy girlfriends.
3. My writing style and photos were well received.
4. My blog should have some cool gadgets I don’t actually know how to create.
5. You can find a tutorial for anything. Even cool blogging gadgets.
Off I go to read tutorials and create an even better blog. There may be fewer posts while I tackle gadgets.
Thanks so much for stopping by this humble little blog! My bloggy goal was to spread joy. I had no idea how much I would receive. Thank you for sharing my joy!