As I may have mentioned, we recently went camping for four days.
Now, the best part about camping is that we typically go off the grid.
And, the worst part about camping is that we typically go off the grid.
While I love getting away and having zero access to the Internet, there’s a part of me that wonders what will be waiting for me when we return.
Usually, it’s about 28 emails from Victoria’s Secret, filling me in on the latest bras that will make me irresistible, Diapers.com telling me that surely we’ve had enough dirty diapers that it’s time to reorder, or Piperlime, highlighting all of the fabulous shoes I’m missing out on.
We took a brief trip into town on the second day of our camping trip to buy warmer clothes (who would have thought we’d be so cold on the California Coast?) and I was hovering over my iPhone, like an internet junkie, hoping for my fix.
And, when I held my phone above my head with my right hand, stood on my left leg, held a piece of tin foil, and whistled Livin’ La Vida Loca, I was able to connect and download emails.
And amidst the bras, diapers, and platform sandals, was this note from Melissa, from Mom Comm:
“SITS and Mom Comm are teaming up for twice-a-month critiques on SITS…Well, you’re gonna be first, my dear!”
That was entirely too much awesome in one email for me to truly digest.
The thing that amazes me most often about blogging is the support and sense of community that exists. The SITS Girls have played a major role in fostering that community. Whether you’re new to blogging or you have years of experience, these brilliant women can teach you so much.
And Mom Comm? Well, Melissa is one of my blogging idols. She combines an insane amount of marketing communication knowledge, social media savvy, and an eye for great content and shares her knowledge with those of us who are aching to learn more.
While I was excited about having my blog reviewed by these talented and accomplished women, I was also a bit nervous.
While I love my blog, I know that there are areas that need to be spruced up (my outdated about page, for starters!).
But, without knowledge, there’s no growth, right?
So, with the tin foil in hand and a prayer for a solid Internet connection, I sent Melissa an email, accepting her gracious offer.
And I’ve been holding my breath ever since.
Thank you, Melissa and the lovely women over at SITS (specifically Kat and Fran), for your tremendous insight and for this amazing opportunity. Your critique has given me so much to think about and a super long, but exciting to do list!
And if you’re visiting me from SITS, welcome! I’m so happy to have you.
I’d love to hear your thoughts and suggestions, too!