I just recently set up another new blog for “Munchie Monday” and I created it in a matter of minutes. I must be getting good at it, eh? Actually the more you work with something, the better and quicker you get at achieving your final results. I do have a few blogs … this one, The Running Garlic, the one I just created for Munchie Monday and Garden Dish. These three will be the blog triangle I work within. There are a few others I have created in the past…all a learning experience and although they still remain intact, my interests have evolved. I remember being quite intimidated by this whole blog concept and publishing my first post was such a scary experience. The hesitation before clicking that “Publish” button was REAL and finally telling myself to “Just do it” was such a dramatic achievement. Now I rarely hesitate once I am ready to Publish. That speaks volumes to me about getting out there and doing something we are unfamiliar with. I must admit I do try to learn all I can about subjects that interest me, but I think the tricky part with blogging is – You have no clue who is reading your words and you most definitely do not want to make a fool of yourself (even though you don’t know who you would be making a fool of yourself in front of). It’s that fear and that funny voice in our heads creating doubt. Needless to say, I won out over that voice and since participating in the Post a Day Challenge I really enjoy my blogging. I am excited to add content to the other blogs because I know it will be fun!
There are plenty of neat features between all the themes and layouts and different settings with the WordPress blog to keep you busy and your mind active. Learn WordPress is a great start to learn many of the basics and as I said before the more you work with something, the easier it gets. There are different ways to set up features on the blog and even one to set yourself private from the world, so if that aspect frightens you, as it did me…set it to private. With my gardening interests I have found that documenting daily or weekly activity, weather and problems in the garden with a blog is an excellent tool. It allows you to quickly look back at the year before and see what was happening and what you were planting, your harvest and your pictures! Priceless
I have also found that I go out of my way to experience different things or take photos that I never would have if I didn’t have a blog to talk about the experience.
So if you are thinking of setting up a blog, I encourage you to do so. No one needs to read it. I am betting though by the time you experience the ease and the fun that blogging adds to your life, you will be anxious to share it with ….. whoever is reading it out there!