I’ve been thinking about blogging quite a bit lately. When I started my first lifestyle blog back in August 2012 (Quite the Blog), I had no idea what it would lead into. Even though Quite the Blog no longer exists, it has sparked several new ventures and even though I miss it from time to time, I have learned a lot and I’m excited about MorgHarpNich.com
Well, I have this post by Belinda to thank for the inspiration, but here a few things I’ve learned this year from blogging:
1. Blogging is fun for me
I have changed blog styles/domains/themes a lot in this year alone. At first, I felt bad for it, but like I said in this post about moving again. I have decided that I won’t worry that I keep starting over. I have to remind myself that I got into this for fun, and with that in mind, that means I have accomplished what I set out to do.
2. You have to stay active
This year, I took entire
months seasons off. Even with hobbies, I realize that I have to be some-kind of consistent.
3. WordPress is my friend
It’s hard to believe that a year ago, I would have never, ever dreamed of leaving Blogger (especially after finally reached 1,000 GFC followers). But somewhere along the line, I stumbled upon a Tyler Moore YouTube video showing how to create your own self-hosted WordPress site for just $8 a month. I know that sounds like an advertisement, but it really isn’t! I am just so happy to have full control over my blog over at WordPress. I do miss Blogger everyone once in a while, though…
4. Starting over is hard
Even though blogging is a hobby for me, I will say that packing up and moving to a new domain/platform is far from easy. Like I mentioned earlier, I lost all of my GFC followers when I left Blogger and some of the links I had worked hard to build on Pinterest and Google are now dead, or having to be redirected.
It’s not the most ideal to have to worry about that, but with every move, I feel that I am getting closer and closer to what my blog is supposed to be.
What have you learned from blogging this year?