Well actually, I am not referring to real physical pain, but you might get your feelings hurt at worst :-) Read instructions before posting blogs, steer away from any negative comments and always remember... there is no such thing as a stupid question :-)
I am fairly new to AR and I must admit that I am still learning the system myself. Coming from an athletic background, I have always lived by the "no pain no gain" mentality. No matter what you do in life, you must not be afraid of pain or failure. Unchartered territory... no problem! New system to learn... piece of cake! I have found that the best way to conquer any challenge is to jump in with two feet regardless if you are comfortable or not.
I have always been aware of blogging, but never got involved. Not that there was anything to be afraid of, but I simply did not know how fun and addicting it was becasue I never tried. I have recently read a few AR blogs where new members sound a little intimidated by seasoned members and that is too bad. I was personally not intimidated by the seasoned members, I was impressed with them! Their knowledge, their experience, even their humor was greatly appreciated and I am now officially addicted to Active Rain! I have a long way to go, but I look forward to the day that I hit 100,000 points!