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Blogtober: 10 Things You'd Tell Yourself When You Started Blogging

I started blogging in May 2010 just after graduating college. I had blogged for a magazine I interned with and maintained a blog as a mentor in my Capstone class. Next thing I knew, I was signing in to Blogger for myself and was off to the races.

I blogged a whopping three times before leaving this space damn near a year. Once back, I have staggered my way through posts, picking up momentum here and there. I'm guilty that some weeks are better than others. I have made it my personal commitment, however, to honor this space more consistently in the last year and I'm feeling good with it.

What I would tell myself when I started blogging, almost four years ago, is directly related to what I tell myself presently. Without further suspense...

10 Things I'd Tell Myself When I Started Blogging:
1. Write every day. No ifs or buts.
2. Link up-join in, have fun, mingle!
3. Don't be afraid of your words; no idea isn't worth consideration
4. Study SEO
5. Learn a bit of HTML while you're at it
6. Try to situate a theme if you're going to have one prior to launch (Food, fashion, lifestyle, etc)
7. But also never be afraid to mix it up
8. Ask questions from others in the game as you need. Invest in a consultation too.(<--big area of opp for me presently) 9. Remember to not compare yourself to anyone else blogging. 10. Smile, sing, dance, and have the most fun ever! Celebrate your virtual space as the party it truly is. What would you tell you when you first got started? Until we meet again, M

Helene in Between Blogtober

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  1. Great list :) Today's prompt was brilliant - I'm picking up so many tips!
    http://alovetriangle.weebly.com

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    1. There is so much to learn! I love this prompt for all the knowledge it offers as well :):)

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  2. #3 is on point. This is YOUR platform to speak and be real about topics that matter. You should never be afraid to write about whatever you want. Love reading it everyday and feeling like I still know you ... years later!

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    1. :) :) I love that we share this passion together <3

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  3. I know nothing about SEO, thanks for the reminder to get cracking on that!

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    1. Note to self, right? Lol I studied it in grad school and there is still so much more to learn, always an evolving industry. Enjoy it!!

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  4. I love your list, great job! Learning HTML Helped me a lot in the blogging world... not to mention the money saved :)

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    1. Thank you!! I need to really kick that one up, always something to learn!

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