Starting out in blogging world, conquering the obstacles.
Learning about blogging through my blunders
I’ve been dabbling into blogging now for about five weeks. If you don’t count that week where I completely botched everything up and had to scrap the whole thing. More about that here. So…blogging for five weeks.
I set up a self-hosted blog to mirror this one. However, I didn’t know what I was doing, so have been learning about that world. SEO, keywords, and headlines. It’s different on the other side, away from WordPress.com.
I am learning some things.
- Blogging is hard work. I know that is obvious. It takes me way more time than I think it should take, because homeschool, family, and life get take time, and I don’t get much quiet time.
- It’s lonely in the self-hosted world. Not to complain, but there’s more people reading blogs over at WordPress.com, so you don’t feel so invisible. Maybe I’ll come back for awhile.
- I like blogging I enjoy writing and turning happenings into a story. I enjoy writing about my passions.
- Blogging is a faith step. At least that’s how it is right now. I walk by faith, not by sight. I believe that if I am consistent, I will be “seen” more. 🙂
- Blogging is a mindset. Once you get going, you start to have all kinds of blogging ideas popping into your head! I sure do! 😃
Testing the waters of blogging
So…I sort of feel like I am still testing the waters in the blogging world. I will stick with it, and blog as consistently as life allows.
I bit off more than I can chew perhaps, since I have this homeschool blog, and a homesteading blog (both self-hosted). At this point in the game, if I had to do it again, I would stay at WordPress.com with my blog and keep going.
Since I paid for my web hosting and domain, I feel like I need to give it my best shot. I tend to do things the hard way, and this is no exception. don’t get me wrong–I actually enjoy blogging on my self-hosted side as well, but currently I feel invisible.
What about you?
I hope that me sharing will help someone who is in the valley of decision with their blogging journey. I kept hearing that self hosting is the way to go if you are serious about blogging. I drank that Koolaid. But I see many successful, happy bloggers who are using the WordPress.com site.
I would love it if anyone would remember their early days, and chime in and share anything that would help other bloggers! There are good writers who are just starting out, and your encouragement could make a big difference to them!
Thank you for visiting!
Enjoy your blogging journey!
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