Humpday Confessions: Confessions of a Baby Blogger

Linking up with Allana & Company for a round of Humpday Confessions!

Alanna & Company

I confess:

I’m a baby blogger. I’ve been blogging for a little over a month, I have no idea what I’m doing here and I’m just trying to fake it till I make it!

I love all of the blogs I’ve discovered and seeing how supportive everyone is in the blogger community. When I find a new blog that I like, I want to follow them on all their channels but then I feel like a complete stalker. I also sometimes feel weird commenting onย  blog for the first time, I feel like some formal introduction needs to made. I just want to be friends with everyone! How does this work?

HTML is confusing. I pretty much stick to the visual tab on WordPress.

Ads and Sponsorships completely overwhelm me.

Sometimes I wonder if anybody is reading or even cares about what I’m saying (besides my Mom…shout out to my number one fan!!)

But then I get comments from other bloggers or people I don’t know in the “real” world and I get way too excited! *happy dance*

I’ve discovered that my photography skills are severely lacking. This has been the most difficult part of blogging. Like, seriously, who knew it would be so hard to take a decent picture of my pizza for a recipe post?

I spend all my free time on here and it shows, my house is officially a complete disaster. I think I need some sort of schedule.

There’s a few things that have been on my blog to-do list since the week I started (like make a button) that I haven’t accomplished yet. I get distracted way too easily.

I didn’t think it was possible but I drink even more coffee now.

Even though I’m a complete newbie, I love this space that I’ve created and the fact that I’ll be able to look back on all my memories, thoughts and ramblings…

Did anyone else have these thoughts when they first started out? Are there any blogger mentor programs I don’t know about? ๐Ÿ™‚

 

 

 

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  • Totallllllllllllllllly with you on all of these. A great place to start is either on Anne’s Love the Here and Now blog or Lindsays at Lipstick Bourbon and Stillettos. They have a blogging 101 series every Wednesday and its super helpful even for me and I’ve been blogging almost a year now!

    I’m still struggling with taking good photos. It’s all a work in progress. Let me know if you have any specific questions. I’m always happy to help.

    • I love their series it has been so helpful! It’s amazing how willing bloggers are to share their tips, I’ve gotten some tips from your blog as well! Thank you for the help!

  • Same as @@alannaandco:disqus said, the great thing about being a new blogger is there are TONS of resources out there to help you. Also, don’t feel weird about stalking other bloggers on all channels. I do that to every new blog I find I like pretty much immediately. It’s just how this group works and it’s not weird at all. Nor is commenting for the first time! The more connections you make the faster your blog will grow!

  • Molly Middleton

    I’ve been blogging for over a year and I still feel like a newbie. I think one of the main things that I really want to work on is my pictures. I think that makes a huge difference in posts!

  • Hey girl!!! Photography is NOT my thing either and I’ve been blogging for over 5 years and it’s still helpless for me. ha!! I have friends that help with that when I need something to really look good. Girlfriend, I am a total stalker when I find new people. I go through their blog and comment on old post {like I’m doing now to you…lol.} Anne and Lindsay are great! Also you might check out Christine from http://www.christineeveryday.com. She has a program that she is part of that’s called “Big & Littles” and she puts experienced bloggers with newbies and they work together for like a month to help grow each other. It’s great! ๐Ÿ™‚ Wow, this is a book! Nice to meet you!

    • Hi Faith! I think the old post love is wonderful! Stalk away ๐Ÿ™‚ I’ve seen that program but it was when bloggers were talking about their bigs/littles they were paired with. I definitely want to participate next time around if possible! Thanks for stopping by!