So today is the one week blogversary of my first post on this blog. Go me! It has been a very steep learning curve, especially with the summer holidays meaning time is of a premium, so I thought I would make a list of the top 10 things I have learnt in the past week.

  1. The blogging community is soooo friendly and welcoming and I have met loads of great bloggers already.
  2. There is a linky for almost everything, and they are awesome! For the first time I am joining up with 4(!) linkies for this post (see below for badges). I usually try to go through and comment on as many as I can as soon as I have joined up but I have a feeling this one may take me tonight and tomorrow to get through!
  3. I spend way more time on social media reading other people’s amazing posts than I do contributing to my own (and I have serious blog envy).
  4. I really need to improve my photography skills, which are currently at zero.
  5. I need to manage my time a LOT better. (I must schedule in some time to work out a proper schedule ;))
  6. There are way too many WordPress themes to try them all out. Not that I’m letting that stop me, I must try out about 5 new ones every day but always stick with the one I have at present.
  7. Canva, picmonkey and pixabay are about to become my new best friends.
  8. I really need to set up a Facebook page.
  9. Trying to write a post during the day is impossible. Maybe once my oldest goes back to school in September I will be able to utilise the youngest on’s afternoon nap time, but I have a horrible feeling she may have dropped it by then, or heavily reduced it at least.
  10. I have a lot to learn and the list gets longer every day.
  11. And a bonus one: I LOVE it!!!!

How about you? What things do you learn at the start? Any tips and tricks to share?

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38 thoughts on “10 Things I’ve Learnt From My 1st Week of Blogging

  1. I’ve been blogging for about 2 months and I just discovered linky parties a few days ago 🙂 happy one week blogversary #TheList

    Posted on 29 July, 2016 at 9:21 pm
    1. Thank you. I’ve just checked out your blog and it’s beautiful. And I believe Happy Birthday is in order! Have a great day with the family.

      Posted on 29 July, 2016 at 9:42 pm
  2. you did well to discover linkies in your first week! #pocolo is a nice one, I’ve been doing it since the start, but there are so many! I’m about 6 months in to blogging now and have got into a bit of a routine. It is good fun. Good luck and don’t try and do everything at once, enjoy. #pocolo

    Posted on 29 July, 2016 at 10:22 pm
    1. Thanks. I think trying to do everything at once is my main problem!

      Posted on 29 July, 2016 at 11:22 pm
      1. Ha ha, make lists include down time and family time in this too. It’s easy to get burn out.

        Posted on 29 July, 2016 at 11:32 pm
  3. oh I just followed you on twitter… If you haven’t experienced a twitter party yet come and join in on #tribalchat on tuesday 8pm-9pm it really is fun you use the hashtag and join in the questions/conversation. (fun and friendly! and fast)

    Posted on 29 July, 2016 at 10:24 pm
    1. Ooh that sounds great, thanks, I’ll set myself a reminder!

      Posted on 29 July, 2016 at 11:23 pm
      1. I’ll look out for you I’m normally there 😀

        Posted on 29 July, 2016 at 11:32 pm
  4. Gosh I agree with so much of this! Especially the spending more time on other blogs than your own. Def get that FB page set up its a good traffic driver. Really glad you’re enjoying blogging so far, welcome to the community and thanks for linking up to #thelist x

    Posted on 29 July, 2016 at 10:41 pm
    1. Thank you, it’s a great linky. Everyone loves a good list!

      Posted on 30 July, 2016 at 10:23 pm
  5. Thank you so much for stopping by and for the birthday wish 🙂 have a fab weekend

    Posted on 29 July, 2016 at 10:42 pm
  6. Congratulations on one week of blogging, you certainly picked a crazy time to start. I have been blogging for nearly two months and you are constantly learning and picking up new tricks. Linkys are a fab way to get involved I join up with loads, it does take over my evenings tho #pocolo #the list #picknmix

    Posted on 29 July, 2016 at 11:28 pm
    1. Thank you. It certainly does, I’ve been at it 4 hours now tonight, think it’s time I got myself to bed!

      Posted on 29 July, 2016 at 11:40 pm
  7. Congratulations you on your first week of blogging!!
    It’s true there are SO many linkies, but you’ll learn to find your favourite ones 🙂
    Good luck! 🙂

    Posted on 30 July, 2016 at 12:17 am
    1. Thank you! And I love your imperfections post by the way. I tried commenting but after the disqus login it wouldn’t load. I’ll try again later x

      Posted on 30 July, 2016 at 6:44 am
  8. Haha, it took me a lot longer than a week to discover linkies! Sounds like you’re off to a great start! x #TheList

    Posted on 30 July, 2016 at 10:59 am
    1. Thank you, I’m trying! x

      Posted on 30 July, 2016 at 12:39 pm
  9. I started blogging in October last year but due to a few life obstacles I had to take a break in January. I’m just getting back into it again so I’m very much a newbie too. I love this little list and you wouldn’t think you have only been blogging for a week. I feel you can teach me so much haha! I will most definitely be watching for your other posts!

    Posted on 30 July, 2016 at 1:31 pm
    1. Oh wow, thank you. I think you’ve just made my day! I’m off to check out your blog, us newbies need to stick together x

      Posted on 30 July, 2016 at 1:39 pm
  10. There’s so much to learn and lots of information out there to sort through and read. Lots of amazingly helpful posts from other bloggers too. Thanks for sharing this, it’s nice to read about what other people think. #picknmix

    Posted on 31 July, 2016 at 5:02 pm
    1. Thank you. There really is and knowing where to start is the problem, but I have found loads of great bloggers as part of the process.

      Posted on 31 July, 2016 at 9:04 pm
  11. You are right about there being so much to learn and it being lovable. #thelist

    Posted on 31 July, 2016 at 7:43 pm
    1. My problem is that I want to learn it all at once!

      Posted on 31 July, 2016 at 9:17 pm
  12. Wow your doing so well already, do you have any tips? Happy 1 week anniversary! xx

    Posted on 31 July, 2016 at 8:50 pm
    1. Thank you, that’s really kind. I certainly don’t think you need any tips from me, your site is beautiful!

      Posted on 31 July, 2016 at 9:31 pm
      1. Thank you so much, that means a lot. I am now a follower of yours and looking forward to all your posts.

        Good luck


        Posted on 31 July, 2016 at 9:46 pm
        1. Right back at you xx

          Posted on 31 July, 2016 at 9:49 pm
  13. Ha! Glad you’re loving blogging – it’s the best isn’t it? Thanks for linking to #PoCoLo and please do get in touch if you’d like to feature in the newbieshowcase feature

    Posted on 3 August, 2016 at 8:16 pm
    1. Thank you! I’m still finding my feet at the minute but I might be in touch in a month or two x

      Posted on 3 August, 2016 at 8:19 pm
      1. No problem at all x

        Posted on 3 August, 2016 at 8:21 pm
  14. I’ve been blogging now for almost 19 months 🙂 I have to say it really is one of the best ideas I have ever had ha! Image editing wise, my favourite is . I hope you carry on loving blogging, it’s a crazy world with a fantastic community.

    Thanks for linking up to #PicknMix

    Stevie x

    Posted on 3 August, 2016 at 11:25 pm
    1. Thanks for the recommendation. I just took a quick look and it looks great, I’ll definitely be giving it a try out tomorrow xx

      Posted on 3 August, 2016 at 11:32 pm
  15. Wow you are doing so well after only a week! Well done! Thanks for linking up to #TheList x

    Posted on 4 August, 2016 at 7:10 pm
    1. Thank you, that’s really kind! Xx

      Posted on 4 August, 2016 at 9:52 pm
  16. Congratulations on joining the community!! 🙂 sounds like you have learnt a lot more than me it took me two months before i joined my first linky! Super impressed!! I only ever really get a chance to write in the evenings which means I’m always behind where I want to be, I’m slowly learning to accept that!! Good luck with it and I look forward to reading other content 🙂 popping by from #thelist xx

    Posted on 5 August, 2016 at 6:24 am
    1. Thank you so much, everyone has been so friendly and welcoming. Early mornings and late nights seem to be my only writing times but I think I need to pick just one and stick to it or I’ll never sleep!

      Posted on 5 August, 2016 at 6:57 am
  17. Good for you for starting! One week is a great milestone and I hope you continue. I know what you mean about struggling during with the summer holidays, my two boys are off school and it’s driving me nuts!! I’ve been blogging for nearly 5 years now and I still feel like I have loads to learn. I don’t think that ever changes. Keep it up hun, it’s a steep learning curve but as long as you love doing it I’m sure you’ll stick with it. xx
    Thanks for linking to #PoCoLo

    Posted on 6 August, 2016 at 11:08 am
    1. Thank you, it’s crazy just how much there is to learn but I am enjoying the challenge so far.

      Posted on 6 August, 2016 at 3:17 pm