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.
- The blogging community is soooo friendly and welcoming and I have met loads of great bloggers already.
- 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!
- 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).
- I really need to improve my photography skills, which are currently at zero.
- I need to manage my time a LOT better. (I must schedule in some time to work out a proper schedule ;))
- 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.
- Canva, picmonkey and pixabay are about to become my new best friends.
- I really need to set up a Facebook page.
- 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.
- I have a lot to learn and the list gets longer every day.
- 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”
I’ve been blogging for about 2 months and I just discovered linky parties a few days ago 🙂 happy one week blogversary #TheList
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.
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
Thanks. I think trying to do everything at once is my main problem!
Ha ha, make lists include down time and family time in this too. It’s easy to get burn out.
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)
Ooh that sounds great, thanks, I’ll set myself a reminder!
I’ll look out for you I’m normally there 😀
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
Thank you, it’s a great linky. Everyone loves a good list!
Thank you so much for stopping by and for the birthday wish 🙂 have a fab weekend
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
Thank you. It certainly does, I’ve been at it 4 hours now tonight, think it’s time I got myself to bed!
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! 🙂
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
Haha, it took me a lot longer than a week to discover linkies! Sounds like you’re off to a great start! x #TheList
Thank you, I’m trying! x
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!
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
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
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.
You are right about there being so much to learn and it being lovable. #thelist
My problem is that I want to learn it all at once!
Wow your doing so well already, do you have any tips? Happy 1 week anniversary! xx
Thank you, that’s really kind. I certainly don’t think you need any tips from me, your site is beautiful!
Thank you so much, that means a lot. I am now a follower of yours and looking forward to all your posts.
Right back at you xx
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
Thank you! I’m still finding my feet at the minute but I might be in touch in a month or two x
No problem at all x
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 befunky.com . I hope you carry on loving blogging, it’s a crazy world with a fantastic community.
Thanks for linking up to #PicknMix
Thanks for the befunky.com recommendation. I just took a quick look and it looks great, I’ll definitely be giving it a try out tomorrow xx
Wow you are doing so well after only a week! Well done! Thanks for linking up to #TheList x
Thank you, that’s really kind! Xx
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
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!
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
Thank you, it’s crazy just how much there is to learn but I am enjoying the challenge so far.