I suppose I’ll get the hang of this at some point…

I have been thinking for a while about starting a blog. Every morning while having some breakfast  I boot up the computer and check the local news, some forums I frequent and then move on to my favourite blogs. I’m certainly appreciative of other peoples blogs. I don’t know if I’m going to be any good at my own though.

So, here it is! WordPress is a hell of a lot more impressive than blogspot ever was, well from what I remember anyway.  I don’t want to diss another site.  I’m just trying something else this time around. It may take me a while to get the hang of things and start writing some semi-interesting bits. Or maybe I’ll end up abandoning blogging all together… who knows. At this point I’m still really confused and don’t know how to do anything.

If you’re reading thins; Do you blog? Why do you blog and what where you thinking when you made your first post? Do you have any tips for me as a new blogger?

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  1. I blog. 🙂 I started blogging because no one really wanted to talk about money or minimalism. So I thought, “Well, I can blog about it, and even if no one reads it, at least I’ll be getting it out!” Once I happened upon the PF community, things really took off as far as the blog keeping me accountable and, really, just feeling like I was being supported. Even though not many of us know each other in real life, it’s good to know that there are people out there sharing your goals and celebrating your triumphs.

    When I wrote my first post, I was thinking, “No one is ever going to read this…” Actually, thinking that probably helped me stay honest in my posts. Now the fear of people reading the blog keeps me honest. 😉

    You’ve been at this for a few months now, but my advice is to NETWORK. My blog was noticed because I visited blogs frequently and left comments frequently. In fact, one comment I left on Budgets Are Sexy led to a guest post on his site! You can imagine how excited I was about that! When you leave a comment, most bloggers will check out your blog, mention you in a post or a link round-up, comment, etc. I’m also active on Twitter and communicate with a lot of bloggers on a more personal level there. Twitter helps build relationships, definitely.

    Another piece of advice, and this is important – remember *why* you’re doing this. Sometimes it’s easy to let negative comments bring you down. You just have to remember that your blog is for you, not for anyone else. (Though I think we all hope someone reads our blog and finds inspiration in it, that’s not my main motivation.)

  2. Hey thanks for this great comment, I find the same as you… in real life people just don’t want to talk about money! I have a friend in pretty bad debt and who just sticks their head in the sand… I don’t want to be like that and I’ve found so many GREAT pf blogs and websites… I love it and can’t wait to really be part of a community. 🙂

    At this point I can’t imagine doing a guest post… the fact that I’m WRITING on a a blog is incredible haha I’m scared to look any further ahead, great tips though. Thank you. 🙂

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