I have to keep the eye on the prize, which is to express myself honestly and openly on my blog, have fun, and not take it too seriously. I need to be grateful for all the cool people who stop by this blog, and treat everyone as worthy individuals with an innate need to express their ideas and personality. I need to not take people for granted. I need to comment and read your blogs as consistently as you do mine. I need to accept the fact that I have lost touch with some bloggers, and it is OK to feel a little sad about it. I need to be open about all blogging opportunities that I hear about, so they can be available to as many as possible. I shouldn’t be afraid of thinking of this blog as the best blog in the world simply because I write it, just as your blog should be YOUR best blog in the world, and I should acknowledge that when I come to visit. I need to respect other writers for the quality of their work and the openness of their spirit, whether they are writing exquisite poetry or stupid gags, both which have an important role to play in society. I need to remember that a good blog doesn’t necessarily make them a caring person, and that an amazing individual might not be able to put down in words everything that is in his or her heart. I need to acknowledge that the blogosphere can be as cliquish as high school, and that I should accept it, ignore it, and mock it for comic effect. I hope that I will be made fun of by others when I am hypocritical. I need to be wary of marketers or all types, those trying to sell me products and ideas that are more for their benefit than my own, even if there is a short-lived profit for me or my blog. I should always weigh the benefits to myself with the effects on others. I need to remember that modern man has ADD, and will constantly be talking about “what’s new” and “what’s hot,” forgetting that telling stories and chatting about nothing has been going on since we lived in caves, way before the arrival of Twitter and Facebook. I need to dig deeper than the surface and understand that despite all the talk about “branding” and “linking” and “A-listers,” the blogosphere is mostly about imperfect humans looking for affection, love, and connection in a somewhat lonely and isolating world.