Tanya you the host of this series
How supportive are your family(or friends) of your blog?
When I started my blog, I told all my friends and family about it. They were pleased that I am doing something with all my free time. Some didn’t take it seriously as I hadn’t exhibited any desire or talent for writing before this. But the fact is that they give me my space and time for blogging.
Do they do anything to help with your blogging efforts?
None from my family. I had help from a very dear friend in setting up my blog, selecting the theme, and setting the menu. She had started her own blog a few months before I did, and had more expertise in setting up the site on WordPress. She is always there when I have queries about any technical issues. If it weren’t for her help and encouragement, I think I would not be blogging right now.
Do they read your work and offer a critique, if so, how do you react to it?
If I show what have written to my husband, he reads it and gives me pointers on how to improve it. I take his critique with a pinch of salt!
But no one in my family follows my blog or reads the published posts. There may be some real life friends who follow my blog page on Facebook who might be reading my posts but I haven’t gotten any feedback from them.
My source of encouragement comes from the blogging community which has become my online family too. They are always supportive and encouraging regarding my efforts. When someone points out my typo, grammatical errors or spelling mistakes, I am grateful to them and fix my mistakes before other can see them. I think a post which has errors in it, just takes all joy out of reading it.
Thank you so much Tanya for these questions.