Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Blogs About Blogging

Do you ever have one of those days...

I just found a whole gaggle of blog posts that focus on tips, hints, advice, etc regarding blogging. So... you know I had to dive right in and start seeing what stuff I was missing. Half of a pack of Post-it notes later I took a breath and looked up at the 40 or so open tabs. I just clicked the big red X in the corner and freed myself from the whole mess for a few, much needed, minutes of no data input. I went and stood on the back porch in the freezing cold (there's still a tad bit of yesterday's snow on the ground), and watched my chickens scurry over hoping I had brought something out for them.

I don't know if I will ever understand all of this. I'm not entirely sure I even want to. I almost would bet I don't need to... right? Isn't it enough to just post real things. Things that matter to me, and may help someone else, or incite a laugh, or motivate a change, or spur a thought...

The number of people that "follow" my blog isn't important to me really at all, but... I don't like the idea that I may be digitally "talking to myself" for quite a while.
Hmmm... a blogging mentor... I bet you can't find that in the yellow pages. Lol.

Today... I learned about "scraping" from a lady named Susan on a wonderful blog called Between Naps On The Porch. I was so happy to read that my truncated posts are safer from this form of plagiarism, since I love the shortened format on my front page. Thanks to that same post, I will also be trying to sort out what Google Analytics is, and how, and why, and... 

-- Protocol... I wonder if I should tell her I posted about her blog? Is it good form to do so, or maybe with 13-thousand-something readers, that type of message would just be a nuisance? --

I've about finished my Freedom Box post, that I had said would be next. Sorry for the deviation. Lol. Hope you will stick with me... I still have tons to learn.

With respect - @ndrea

I'm not certain if this is what's known as "linking up" or not... but I want to be sure and give some credit where it's due... and this is really a fine place to spend far too long reading about all sorts of creative and beautiful things. Thank you, Susan.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Andrea,
    I know it can feel overwhelming when you first start blogging. Don't know if it makes you feel any better, but I knew nothing about blogging when I began 4 years ago. You will learn a little more every day and in a few months, you'll feel like a pro. Thanks for all your kind words about BNOTP! Welcome to Blogland!


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