Monday, October 06, 2014

10 Things I wish I told myself when I started Blogging...#Blogtober14 Day6

This is only my third month of blogging, and to be 100% honest with you, I'm hooked!! I would be lying if I didn't tell you that I have learnt alot in this short time! Not only about myself, but about my blog too, I initially thought I would blog to keep family and friends up to date with our life, but shortly thereafter I found that I wanted to blog about EVERYTHING...well, almost.

So these are the 10 things that I, as a newbie, would tell myself:
1. Blogging takes alot of time, and prep! Good posts don't always just come together!
2. You think you have alot to say (especially if you're a chatterbox like me), until you sit down in front of your laptop - take notes whenever an idea pops into your head, otherwise you WILL forget it!
3. Stay true to yourself, and blog about things that you enjoy, like-minded people will find your blog...eventually!
4. Read other blogs and comment! This increases traffic, and eventually followers! EVENTUALLY!!
5. It's fine that you don't have 500 or even 5 followers for that matter, in your first week of blogging, these things take time!
6. Turn off the "track your own page views". I nearly fainted when I saw that my blog had 50+ views on day one, only to later figure out that 49 of them were me checking out my layout and 1 was Riaan.
7. Hone in on your creativity and don't be shy to express who you really are.
8. Read other blogs for inspiration but don't try to be like them, you are you, embrace it!
9. You're probably not only going to blog about one thing, eventually you find yourself trying out new things just so you have a interesting story to tell.
10. Enjoy it, it doesn't have to be hard work if you make it fun, and don't force yourself to write a post if you're not "feeling it".

I know it's not much but HEY, it's 10 things I had no clue about 3 months ago!

And, I know its a couple minutes late, BUT it's still day five somewhere in the world!

What would you tell yourself when you started blogging? Or me, as a relatively new blogger?


  1. great post Simone! I always take notes. I have a list of posts on my phone :)

    Midwest Darling

    1. Thank you Sarah! I should definitely put my phone notepad to use!! I could kick myself for not taking notes for the first two months :/ I had a few brainwaves in the wee hours of the morning and when I got up in the morning they had vanished!! So sad!!