Setting up a blog is a pretty exciting time, full of potential and opportunities. But, it’s also very time-consuming, something you should be able to dedicate a good chunk of uninterrupted time to, right? So why, oh why, did I decide that the first day of the summer holidays would be a great time to start? Seriously, tell me, because I have no idea what I was thinking.

I have been considering doing it for some time now and the last few weeks I decided to start really researching the possibility and coming up with a huge list of potential post ideas. As the summer holidays drew closer I started to feel a sense of urgency, like if I didn’t bite the bullet now the holidays would start and I would find endless reasons to procrastinate and put it off.

So, on the night my son broke up from school I found myself sitting up till 1am setting up a blog. Getting my domain name and hosting set up and ready was actually really quick and simple, the hard part came when I had to chose a wordpress theme. Who knew there were so many! And all those different customising options!

My talent for procrastination knows no bounds (seriously, I am the Queen of procrastination), and I spent all last night playing around with themes too, only to change my mind again this morning.

In the end, I realised it didn’t really matter about the theme being perfect for now, it’s an element I can change at a later date (if I need to) when I get a better feel for how the site will develop. It was all just another way of putting off writing the dreaded first post and putting myself out there. So here I am, getting on with it.

The summer holidays may be the busiest time of the year, and the opportunities to write limited, but at least I should have plenty of material to draw from.

How about you? Are you a blogger? What prompted you to finally bite the bullet? Did you pick a nice quiet time (do those even exist when you have kids?), or just jump right in? I’d love to hear from you (read: please tell me I’m not crazy).

 

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2 thoughts on “Worst Time to Set Up a Blog?

  1. You’re not crazy! Well maybe a little – but if you are, then so am I. I jumped in with two feet. Luckily as a fellow procrastinator, the help of my tech wizard brother on setting the whole thing up certainly got me rolling much faster. In my defence, it was all his idea anyway!
    I too find it difficult to find time to write posts (well more uploading all my photos to be honest), but I’d like to think I’m saving up all my memories for my girls in years to come, as well as hopefully giving some other mummies ideas for play.
    I’m also a newbie (almost a month in!). It’s a fun place to be, lots of other crazy, supportive bloggers out there. Wellcome to the party! 🙂 xxx

    Posted on 27 July, 2016 at 12:48 am
    1. Thanks Cat, glad I’m not alone. That tech help must have come in really handy! And I know what you mean about the photos, who knew that the writing of the posts was the fast part? I’m certainly having fun so far though and have discovered lots of amazing blogs and bloggers out there. I’m loving all the play ideas on your site, especially the water play activities!

      Posted on 27 July, 2016 at 6:12 am