5 things I wish I told myself when I started blogging.

Monday, October 6, 2014

Before I start in on this post, I want to comment how quiet the blogosphere gets over the weekend. I have noticed that many bloggers don't post on the weekends and dedicate posting time to just weeknights. I just find it funny because unfortunately, I am the exact opposite right now. 
With classes/clinicals/studying, I find it hard to make time to write Monday-Thursday. However, on the weekends and I am all over writing my posts, reading your posts and leaving embarrassing comments on them (I am sorry for the excess of those that I wrote for you). I am hoping that now I have noticed this trend, I can adjust to being able to write/read more on weeknights so I won't be so far behind by the time the weekend rolls around!
Me this past Saturday
The prompt for today is to share the 10 things we wish we could tell ourselves when we started blogging. Although I have had this blog since May, I still consider myself a newbie blogger and at this point I don't think that feeling will ever go away. I am still learning so much and still have a lot of questions (like why whenever I try to schedule a post does it never go up??) So many of your blogs having inspired me to break out of my writing comfort zone and try new things, and I hope this phase of learning and being inspired never ends. 
Since I am still so new, I feel like there aren't that many things that I did in the beginning that I laugh at now. I came up with a couple, and I am hoping you can relate!

1. I would tell myself not to plan to post about fashion--- I have trouble picking out clothes daily so I don't know why I thought it would be feasible for me to pick them out AND post about them.

2. I would tell myself not to plan to post beauty tutorials---This isn't totally out of the realm of possibilities for me because I love makeup, but I am just be too nervous because I feel like there are so many bloggers out there who are professionally taught and have so much experience. So maybe someday.

3. I would tell myself to stop planning on a concurrent YouTube channel---What I would make videos about, I am not sure. I just know I like watching them and wanted my own. So maybe someday too. 

4. I would tell myself to take better pictures---I got a point and shoot camera for my birthday back in February and I am just learning now how to make the pictures seem a little bit like they were taken with a DSLR (I repeat, just a little bit like them). 

5. I would tell myself that it is not easy---I definitely thought blogging would be a lot easier than it is. I laugh thinking about this now because as all of you know, blogging is hard work. Thinking of topics/writing/picture taking/editing/sharing/keeping up with other blogs is very time consuming...BUT I LOVE IT!

I hope you didn't laugh at me too hard (its okay if you did, I like making people laugh--even at my expense). Maybe some of you had the same thoughts?

What things would you tell your beginning to blog self?

Helene in Between Blogtober


  1. I ran into the same issue with scheduled posts! You need to schedule the date and time you want it posted - click "Save" and then click "Publish." That will make the post "publish" at that date/time.

    1. AH you're a lifesaver! I have my post for tomorrow all scheduled and ready to go...thank you so much!

  2. Scheduling posts is the best thing ever!!!!

  3. That's true, it ISN'T easy, but it's so rewarding!!!

    1. Its funny how rewarding it is...Its hard to put into words what is so special about it!

  4. I am so with you on the better pictures part, I rely far too much on my iPhone instead of my camera!

    1. iPhone pictures are just so much easier...I always have my phone on me!


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