The Truth about Blogging
It’s been a short five months that I’ve been a said “blogger”. Meaning, I’m basically still in the infant stage needing to be fed every 30 minutes and can’t bathe herself. So you know, in real life I can bathe myself, however, I do need to be fed every 30 minutes.
Blogging is not at all what I expected. I think most of us start blogs because we have something to say and we think we’re good enough writers/funny enough that people might just tune in weekly to listen. What I didn’t realize is the immense amount of work that goes into the process of creating a legitimate blog.
For me, writing is the easy part. Writing papers in college was never a challenge. When I sit down to write it’s typically a fluid process. Of course I have to take multiple passes at editing the nonsense that flows from my fingers but it’s never a struggle to get my ideas down. The hard part is making it look pretty. The thing about blogging, and please note these are just my five month old opinions (don’t take them too seriously) your words are worthless without an appealing site, eye catching photos, and custom graphics to accompany them. Man does the truth hurt.
Photos. Let’s just say, pictures aren’t necessarily my favorite. To all my friends that just rolled their eyes so far back into their head, I HEAR YOU. I do like pictures, but I prefer to take them rather than be in them. Also I haven’t purchased a camera yet so I have the pleasure of working with really talented local photographers, BUT that means I get to face the embarrassment like I did in the below photos. Lower Greenville (cute neighborhood in Dallas for my non Dallas loves). Gorgeous Weather. Sunday Evening. A THOUSAND PEOPLE. I was SO embarrassed that everyone was staring at me. Lucky for me, the photographer I was working with (Katherine Gail Co.) is a trooper and we made it through the awkwardness together *swipes sweat off upper lip*.
The website. Let’s just say I’m still learning. For any of you interested in starting a blog or site of your own I really have to compliment square space on being very user friendly and having live support to answer my millions of questions. I even locked myself out of my account for a week because I forgot my password, the tech that got that question was probably like LORD help her. The good thing is, it's not rocket science and you learn what you need to learn to make your site your own quickly enough. If I can do it, ANYONE can do it.
Graphics. Forget it. Not one single clue what I’m doing, so check back for part two of this segment. With any luck I’ll have gotten my act together a bit more. No promises though.
I wanted to share the journey it’s been so far incase any of you reading this are aspiring to take the leap of faith yourselves. No matter what I've said above, do it, it’s fun! Also, I say part one because I’ll likely have more to say about this as I continue to learn, and after all it’s my job as a blogger to share with you my thoughts about things you really had no interest until I brought it to your attention, right? Thanks for reading another one. See you dolls next week! BYEEEEEEEE.