Overall, I think I made good moves, especially in game #9. I wasn't intimidated by my opponents and was going for the win the entire time. If I could make the same moves and use half as much clock time I'd be in pretty good shape.
I'm generally pretty terrible at blitz. At the time games #8 and #9 were played, I had played 11 blitz games with a record of +2 -9 =0. And this wasn't against highly rated people either. And unsurprisingly, even in games when I was up a piece, I'd lose on time. So with the idea of getting better at seeing the board and playing quickly, I decided to dedicate some time to blitz.
Two of my weaknesses are playing too slowly and not getting fully developed in the opening. So I decided to focus on those key things using blitz. My mentality seemed somewhat different going into the games. I was just going to get my pieces out and look for tactics when my gut said to. Since game #9, I played 8 games of blitz going +5 -3 =0. This is against similar competition that I was losing to previously. I was just trying to get my pieces developed aggressively at all costs and I wasn't afraid to sac pawns to open lines against a king stuck in the center. It seemed to work out really well.
Game #10 was played in the DHLC Slow Chess Weekly against someone more in my range rating wise. This was my first game since playing blitz and I made it a point to move quickly when possible and not agonize over simple moves.
I felt like I was in control pretty much from start to finish, even in an opening I was mostly unfamiliar with.
My current game stats:
Class E: +3 -1 =0 75%
Class D: +3 -0 =0 100%
Class C: +1 -2 =1 37.5%
Class B: +1 -2 =0 33.3%
Class A: +0 -1 =0 0%
I definitely need to make it a point to play more people rated over 1400.