The kids are grown, now what?: So You Want to be a Blogger!

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

So You Want to be a Blogger!

Me too! I have been blogging using various mediums since about 2000. Longer if you count the BBS that I owned way back when in the late 80's early 90's. I have written about a lot of things, but mostly about life.

What do you want to write about? I decided I wanted to write gluten free recipes and offer product reviews and giveaways.

What platform do you want to use? I started on Wordpress, but the free blog option was not giving me the tools that I wanted for my blog so I switched to blogger. You can download the Wordpress software and do a self-hosted blog that will give you more options, but I am not ready for that yet. Self-hosted is down the road for me.

Decisions, decisions! There are so many things to decide when starting a blog. What should I call it? My first choice was, Viewing Life from the Toilet Seat (since I have ulcerative colitis) but can you believe that it was taken?

Here are some things to know:

Networking is important. You want to hook up with other bloggers. Bloggers are a wonderful supportive group. They will answer your questions, help boost your blog as well as celebrate and commiserate when life hands you lemons or lemonade!

Please check out the other wonderful entries in this meme. A meme is a collection of similar thoughts and ideas. I hope you enjoy it.


Red Rose said...

Thank you for hosting this! Brand new follower!

Ai Sakura said...

thanks for hosting.. already a follower. I'm actually on blogger.. always have been since I started blogging 6 years ago haha...

Ai @ Sakura Haruka
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Janet said...

I think it would have been HILARIOUS to have a blog called Viewing Life from the Toilet Seat and now I totally want to go Google it!!

Thanks, Melissa, for hosting this!! It's great and I'm headed to read everyone else's posts too!!

Dree Getz said...

I'm visiting from the Alexa Drop Hop. Happy Holidays!

Shelly Oakley said...

Nice post! New follower stopping by via Mom Blog Society's Alexa Hop! I left you a review, am following on Twitter, Google+, Facebook, Pinterest, and Networked Blogs! Looking forward to reading more :)

Running After Raina said...

Glad to be a part of this :)

Anonymous said...

I enjoyed reading your post. YAY for blog hops. They're quite fun!


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