I’ve now been blogging for three months. Before I forget, and for anyone who is just starting out and may be interested, I thought I’d review what I’ve learned.
Ten things I learned about blogging in my first three months
- Blogging is so much more fun than I thought it would be.
- You meet heaps of interesting people – yes that includes you!
- It’s really really easy to set up a blog.
- You spend far more time blogging that you imagine you will.
- You spend far more time reading other people’s blogs that you thought you would.
- Schedule posts if possible, it stops you phaffing and procrastinating about pressing the publishing button.
- Setting up an editorial calendar makes life much easier. I like to write about what I’m currently thinking about, so I don’t do this rigidly. But having ideas I might use helps me when I’m wondering what the heck to write. Considering what I could write about in advance also allows me to find things like Draw a Bird Day, which I really enjoyed celebrating and sharing as a Wordless Wednesday post.
- Never think you can just quickly add a few photos to a post.
- It’s not just other bloggers that are inspiring, by blogging you actually inspire yourself!
- WordPress Reader makes it really really easy to keep track of your favourite blogs. Apart from the odd one that it throws out or doesn’t show you!
I wonder what I’ll learn in the next three months?