Late to the party, as usual. That's me. Someone else may well post another entry on the 10 millionth visitor to BlogCritics.org, but for now, it looks like I'm one of the last to do so.
I remember the birth of BlogCritics three years ago. I also remember thinking, "I'm so not doing that!" I didn't think there'd be much I could contribute to the group and thought of myself as being very much outside the "cabal." I went on about my business and thought that was the end of the subject.
Yeah, well, the guess who had the last laugh? I got sucked in. It was just a matter of time. While I don't provide all the technically rich commentary on music that some of our writers do, nor do I try to outwrite the last political opinion piece, I do offer up my views on CD's, books, and DVD's as a normal, every day, "I'm just an average Joan" sort of way. And, I like it. A lot. It's a milestone in my life, being a part of something so dynamic and creative.
When it came time for extra hands to help on the editing front, I raised mine. Why? Because I'm a nitpicker of sorts. I'm the kind of person who goes to a website (for example, a photography printing services site) and notices the thirty-two typos in their copy. I'd have fun doing this, right? Actually, yes.
The extra bonus has been getting to know some of the people who work behind the scenes to make BlogCritics the mighty content source that it has become.
Recently, when I had spinal surgery, I found myself perusing the flurry of emails from the editing group as inspiration to get my behind out of the hospital and get home so I could get back to work. Things haven't gone as well in the recovery phase as I'd like, but these folks make me smile and laugh on a regular basis and that's good medicine on every level. Once again, my milestone of being released from the hospital was tied in, albeit oddly, to my involvement with BlogCritics.