2 months in the blogging world... - through these gray eyes...: 2 months in the blogging world...

Tuesday, 6 January 2015

2 months in the blogging world...


The two month anniversary of this little space has whizzed by but I thought I would still share with you some of the things I have learnt, the way that it is slowly progressing and, also, the massively good impact it has had on my life in 2 months!

Things I have discovered...

1. Keeping a notepad handy is always necessary! I have two now that are entirely for my blog, I still never seem to have the right one handy at the right time but I'm working on it.

2. Writing two posts at once seems to help me at the moment, when I get to a wall with the one I swap and do the other and then swap back again. It seems a little odd I know, but, I guess it's like a constructive break in between?! Does anybody else do this?

3. Twitter is the way forward... Before blogging I could never really get involved with Twitter properly but now it seems to fit and makes so much sense! The chats that are hosted are really good and it's so easy to find more blogs to read.

4. My laptop is a vital tool! Even though I use my iPhone and my iPad constantly for writing posts etc, I have never managed to accomplish successful publishing from either... something always freezes or refuses to load. Without my laptop I would be completely lost! I know other bloggers manage it from an iPad or phone and I take my hat off to you.

5. I love the ABM app. I use this app pretty much every day whether it's personal use or for here, I love playing around designing and enhancing images. It definitely helps me a lot.

6. Taking a step back sometimes is essential - I know I am only two months in so can hardly complain of writers block or overload of any kind but, my life did become too consuming for me to be able to concentrate on anything else properly. Now that I have managed to relax properly I can put 100% back into this space.

7. Categories really help me to focus where my interests are and what I want this blog to be about. I have quite a few topics at the moment, some have just developed on their own which is awesome.

8. The to do list will always be growing and changing. It's probably one of my favourite things about having a blog - the 'work' is never over and you can see the blog developing every day (at least I can at the moment, that may change when it's older)! It definitely gives me a sense of achievement! 

The big and the small for 2015... (improvements and goals)

1. Smooth out my routine for planning posts in advance and getting all my content written... the many notes help but nothing beats the feeling of a draft ready to publish.

2. I still don't feel that I am snap happy enough so photos definitely need to be a top priority this month! (I will try not to cheat and only take pictures of my puppy!)

3. Continue to grow my following - I have a bunch of mini goals for this one but essentially "grow, grow, grow"

4. Increase my use of social media even more.

5. Sort out the button I mentioned in 'Week 1 in the blogging world'. I have actually done it but I became frustrated with the coding! I need to have another look at it, it really was at the top of my 'to do list'!

6. Attend a bloggers meetup and get involved with a link up (once I have my button!!).

7. Develop this space and consider off shoots from it.

8. Continue to enjoy blogging.

The good impact...

1.  From stories to  ridiculously long letters, emails or journals of some kind or another I have always written. Here however, I have finally found a place for my musings! I now have somewhere to anchor my thoughts rather than having a whirl wind in my brain. I hadn't realised that I needed a proper outlet before I began this blog... but now it's very clear that I did, the moment ideas come popping into my head I have somewhere for them to go and weirdly I worry A LOT less! I haven't quite worked out how to get the timing right for my ideas though! It's as if they know the instant my head touches the pillow and they instantly start growing!

2. It has been a great distraction from Tom being on deployment, although it ground to a halt over Christmas which wasn't necessarily the best moment but I think I did need to take that moment to myself to deal with it all.

3. Having a blog has increased my confidence - I haven't really worked out why this is, maybe because I have finally taken the bull by the horns and done something that I was too scared to do before. I'm not sure! Regardless of why, it really has made me feel more confident about myself, my opinions and where I am going with my life.

So, there you have it... two months of blogging in a nutshell and a few of my plans!

I would love to hear feedback from you and I'm looking for more blogs to follow... help :)

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  1. Good luck with your goals! I would love to get more photos for my blog/improve my photography skills and work more on my social media accounts as well.

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