Thursday, October 20, 2011
What I Wish I Knew When I Started Blogging...
The lovely Tara of Tara Dara Made It asked me last week to be a guest blogger for her series on "What I Wish I Knew When I Started Blogging"! I was honored to be considered- such a great series!
I have a mentor in almost every aspect of my life. There's a specific attorney I look up to for career guidance, a professor I look up to for school guidance, and even peers to help me with other miscellaneous things. The one thing I DIDN'T have that I wish I did was a "blog mentor". I went about creating my own blog all alone. My sister had a blog, but she was on Tumblr and for some reason, I knew from the beginning I needed one that was easier to read than hers (logging in with a Tumblr account, etc...)
With that being said, I was overwhelmed with the things to blog about! I was creative, a student, a daughter, an aunt, and in love. I felt silly having a blog without being married or having kids. I felt that all the blogs out there were family oriented or strictly crafting blogs! I tossed aside all my care last summer when Ordy (my fiance) and I were going to Paris and I wanted to keep my family and his posted on our trip... I thought our families were the only ones reading... Until I saw the traffic and noticed that 7 followers did NOT mean 7 readers!!! I was blown away. When I got back to the States and decided that blogging was done for me, I realized I loved it too much. I was even more surprised when random people were facebook messaging me asking to keep up with the blog! I couldn't believe people cared about what I had to say!
So, that's how I molded into a blogger, a year and a half later. It keeps me sane, it makes me happy, and it connects me with other like minded people! I have loved the people blogging has connected me with and I couldn't be happier to be a "blogger"!
I could go on and on, but I think these were the most important things that I wish someone told me! Thanks for letting me guest post!