Tales of a Newbie Blogger #1

It started with an idea, yeah, a lightbulb moment. tales of a newbie blogger my real fairyI thought that was what other people had, but finally I was having mine!

It seemed crazy when I said it out loud but it made perfect sense inside my head. I wanted to have a creative outlet that was something completely different from my full time day job and that wasn’t completely focused on the children. Something I could be in control of and didn’t answer me back!

My idea was to have a blog which incorporated a fairy, folklore, mystical, practical, lifestyle, parenting and reviews theme!

See, it’s that whole saying it out loud thing that I was talking about!

I’ve always lived my life by having the thought that I’ll never know unless I try and this thought has a bare knuckle fight with the more practical, task orientated planner side, who would love to be in control. However, my drive to start the blog was strong and I’ve hit it head on and revel in soaking up all the new information I need to learn and the hurdles I have to leap.

Ok that’s being a little too over enthusiastic, even for me… because my goodness there is so much to learn! It’s also amazingly time consuming, I really had no idea.

Theres….

Deciding on the name, logos, themes…..

Web design, domain name, hosting….

There is social media – Twitter,  Pinterest and the rest, all trying to get us to interact, follow each other and play nicely….

Photo design, free photos, editing photos, meta sliders…..

Coding, formatting, plugins, widgets….

That is just the tip of the blogging iceberg. I’ve had to plough my way through all of that before I’ve got to what is the pearl inside the oyster -‘the post’….. it’s almost a da da da moment for me!

I’m going to journal my ups and downs through my start up as a little reminder to me in the months ahead of what’s been achieved. I look forward to taking you with me!

But, the main thing is, whatever the outcome, it’s mine and it’s a creation….blimey, that’s pretty cool!

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43 thoughts on “Tales of a Newbie Blogger #1”

  1. I am a newbie too! There is sooo much to learn and my to do list never ends and just gets longer. But I love it! What a lovely idea to document for blogging journey, I look forward to reading about it x #picknmix

  2. Welcome to the world of blogging. I have been writing my blog for nearly a year and I’m still learning new things all the time and the to do list is always growing. I love it though but have had a few blog breaks throughout the year as sometimes it can get a bit much. I’m glad your enjoying your blogging journey so far, I look forward to hearing more about it xx #picknmix

    1. Thank you, yeah my to do list is growing quite a bit! I’m loving it and I can see that a break here and there might come in handy, a bit like when I have a few days off work. Time to have some clear thinking:) thanks for taking the time to comment 🙂 X

  3. You wouldn’t believe how long it took me to hit the publish button, let alone start sharing posts! It’s such a great little community and I’ve learnt so much in my year of blogging. Good luck. Sarah #FabFridayPost

  4. There is so much to learn about blogging, I don’t think it ever stops! So glad that you followed your heart and went for it, soon you’ll be looking at the world through blogging eyes and nothing will get past you without you weighing it up for a blog post!

    When I look at my earlier posts and remember how my blog was when I first started, I am pleased with how (I think) I’ve improved, although my early posts do make me cringe a little.

    Wishing you well on your blogging journey.

    xx

    1. Thank you and yes I do seem to have blogging goggles on now!:) it’s great but I have to make sure that I don’t let it overtake everything else and just pace myself:) thank you for your kind words x

    1. Oh hi, thanks for commenting:) It’s such fun isn’t it, it’s a minefield:) I’ve just started writing the 2nd post in this series and there’s so much happening that it’s hard to know where to start:) I’ll pop over to your site in the morning:)

  5. Hello and welcome newbie blogger! I’m new-ish too been up and running for about 9 months. I am still learning new things all the time and constantly changing and fussing with everything. It’s part of the fun tho because blogging really is what you make it and you have the free reign to do what you like. Nice to meet you and I look forward to seeing more posts #fabfridaypost

  6. I’ve been around a year but I still feel like a newbie I’ve no idea about half the stuff you just mentioned. Welcome anyways 🙂 I look forward to seeing your journey winding its way onwards 🙂

  7. Well done you! I think making the initial step on taking on such task is a huge step. I know! There is sooo much to learn! I love the “Tales of a Newbie Blogger” Series. What a Fab idea! Thank you so much for linking up with us on #FabFridayPost

  8. Oh good luck! I’m about 5 weeks in to blogging myself I’m really enjoying the community! I love the linky aspect too getting to explore other people’s blogs, so much so I’m starting to host my own this week!! #pocolo

    1. Hi, thanks so much for finding the time to comment:) that’s lovely. Mat leave is a great time to start new things but you must have your hands full I expect! You’ll probably surprise yourself with the blog as I expect you’re darn good at multitasking 🙂 X

  9. The blogging world is pretty crazy but amazing, I started my blog just over 14 months ago and there hasn’t been a day when I regretted that decision – even if I am always manically busy! Good luck with your blog, I hope you love the blogging world as much as I do 🙂

    Thanks for linking up to #PicknMix

    Stevie x
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  10. Thanks for linking up to #PoCoLo – and welcome to the world of blogging, it’s certainly a fun one and one where you’ll learn stuff you never thought you’d need to know! But it’s the best fun 🙂 Hope to see you again tomorrow 🙂

  11. Good luck on your journey honey! I’ve been blogging for four years now and I’m still learning!! I’ll be interested to follow you on your journey and I look forward to reading. Thanks so much for linking to #PoCoLo and I’m sorry for the (very) late reply. xxx
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  12. You’re so right. You’ll never know unless you try. To try it is to love it. Welcome to the world of blogging!! It’s so addictive! #brillblogposts

  13. We are new to the blogging world too and like you I wanted an outlet, something that was mine, well done to you! I look forward to seeing how your blog unfolds and good luck on your journey #brillblogposts

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