Day eleven in the course is about finding buddies, who write similar subjects on their blog. Find one another and arrange guest blogs on each other’s website. Good luck with that.
Every time you follow a course there usually is a moment you get nervous, because something is going to happen that feels out of your comfort zone.
For me, it mostly was the beginning. Real life courses I followed always started with an introduction round. That was the moment I feared.
You’re just together. You don’t know each other, but you have to tell something about yourself for them to hear, while trying to nót sound like a nervous wreck with red cheeks.
Mostly, I didn’t even hear what the others before me said. I was frantically thinking about what to say when it was my turn.
It’s different with on-line courses. You can pitch in when you want, to introduce yourself in your own time and pace. But. On day eleven, I did get nervous. Finding guest-bloggers? The idea surely is good, but I barely have gathered buddies! How am I supposed to find guest-bloggers then?
Mirjam, relax, breath in deeply, exhale slowly.
You’re not obligated to fulfill this assignment if you’re not ready.
But, I want to participate! I want to find buddies with the same interests, to gather contacts in the group before the course ends. I only have three days left!
A conversation that played out in my head. At some point I concluded, I couldn’t write a blog post how I achieved this assignment. Instead, I made an effort to again find people in the group, with the same interests.
One person, who was so nice to respond had a question. Does it have to be TRUE crime?
Hm, maybe I had sounded too limiting and restricting by asking for ‘those’ people.
And no, of course, it doesn’t have to. I also like to engage with other people.
It’s just that I also would like to find true crime enthusiasts.
Newsflash, they might not have joined this course.
Maybe you only need more time and look elsewhere for them.
Agreed, I will. In the last three days of the course I just try to ‘team up’ with people who are interested in writing, achieving a goal, learning new skills. Because I also requested those subjects. I assume most people are busy with improving. That alley might be easier to cover.
I will focus on that for the next three days, besides my efforts of socializing and engaging. In the process, I could come up with a blog post for this assignment. Problem solved,