Hello everybody! Itz Evin @ Curly Sue’s Ramblings here!
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Today, I’ll be doing a STORY TIME post!!
How is that related to blogging?
weeelllll, The story is HOW I STARTED BLOGGING! this is another re-post from my personal blog. there are all a couple of tips included!
here i go!
My experience, blogging in Blogger:
I wrote my first ever blog post on the 14th of April. with the help of my mom! you can check it out here. it’s not very good, but anyways.. ooh, I just read that posts again and …. it’s totally not how I write. My mom basically read out what I had to write.. so my mom wrote my first post? then, I started writing on my own- my first post. (it has the title of a one direction song.) I was pretty impressed, writing a LONG post like that. My only readers were my family- and a few friends. There were like NO active blogs in blogger, except for this one. and THAT was a F1 blog, so I knew NOTHING. all the other blogger blogs I found out thru google were from 4 years (or longer) ago.
My dad told me about moving my blog to wordpress, and I was like: NO. because I was really attached to my Blogger blog- I was very new to all the designing and things, it was very exciting!! but then, *UNO reverse card*
Me discovering WordPress :
I went on this blog called “Kids Blog Club” and THERE, is
where it all started. where I found this blog, called “Long Journey Ahead” and in THAT blog, I found a page called “My favorite blogs” and THERE, (I have to stop doing that) I found many new blogs. the first one I went to was: A light in the darkness.
I LOVED the whole blog: the design, the layout, the content, EVERYTHING. I tried to find a theme like that blog, but I couldn’t. Then I realised that it was a WORDPRESS BLOG. I looked around and found MANY ACTIVE WORDPRESS BLOGS. like, 100’s of them. one of them was Central City Girl. I was soo impressed by that blog!! (BriN is also very kind🤗💕)
all of the blogs looked amazing, and I loved how it was easy to follow, like and comment. in Blogger, it is way harder.
after looking around for a few days, I felt like I needed to have a blog in wordpress.
I created my account and ended up deleting it. TWICE. It was soo hard at first, I wanted to stay in Blogger itself. Then I tried again and got a few steps ahead. I HAD A WORDPRESS BLOG!! it took me 3 days to find the perfect theme. I launched this blog on the 16th of June, the same day where I wrote my first post. It was hard figuring out how to use the blocks and stuff, but I got the hang of it.
Blog tip: Stay active in the community : Like, comment and follow other Blogs
I started posting regularly, and I came across these things called “Blog buttons”. I commented on a blog asking “hey, do you know how to make a blog button?”
and that. is . when. I . met. Lrose5!! (*one of my blogger best friends – she’s a part of the team too!)
wowowow this story gets interesting, huh? ok, lemme carry on..
she replied to my comment saying ‘oh, Evin, I made my blog button with publisher, you do this and that and you download the image and all that fun stuff.’
That is totally not what she said, but umm it was from 3 months ago, okay?!
And I replied ‘thanks! This is my blog, BTW. I’m new here, I’d love it if you could check out my blog!’ and there we go. My first blog reader!! (she even made me a blog button!!! but I changed it later… sorry!) I met SO many lovely bloggers and we became quick friends!! Overtime, I learned all the blogging basics and started an event for FUN! It was called “The lively week of fun”. By the end of the week and the event, I had 25 blog friends!! I was sosososos happy coz I never thought I’d pass 5 followers. (that’s all I had in Blogger. And all my followers were either my mom from different accounts, or me and 2 other people I don’t know)
So TLWOF was a great way to start off my blog!
Then, after a month or so, I started Graphic Designing! It was very fun, and I loved doing it! I also started Featherlights blog designz– My own FREE design service, so I could help Bloggers by doing something I love!
Later, Lrose5 and I started Out in the Randomness, our collab blog.
and now I’m a part of Living the Blogging life!
I’ve loved every part of my blogging journey, except for those weird spam followers/comments😂
Blog tip: always re-read your posts before you publish them
Yep! That is my story :O
Thank you for reading!!
Why did you start blogging? Who/what inspired you to start a blog? How long have you been blogging?
let’s discuss in the comments!
Have an amazing rest of your day!