Over the past month I’ve been diligently doing my “homework” on all things blogging. How to create one, how to be successful at blogging, the do’s and don’ts, what blogs in my niche look like, etc. It’s been a fun experience and at times I’ll admit a bit overwhelming! But I finally feel I’ve gotten to a place of being ready to do this…to launch my blog!!!
In mid-March, I bit the bullet and downloaded WordPress.org, signed up with Media Temple as my hosting platform, and purchased a pre-made template by Eclair Designs. I’m working on customizing my blog still and it’s been eye-opening, to say the least. Some of it has been fun, some of it has been frustrating, LOL. But overall I’m excited!
A source I wanted to tell you all about that I use often to learn about blogging and to connect with the blogging community is Blog Lovin’. If you’re not hooked up with them yet, I strongly recommend you do so ASAP! It’s a great social platform that allows you to connect with all the blogs you follow in one place, get inspired by your fellow bloggers, and connect with new bloggers.
Now that I am up and running, I’m excited to have my blog be part of the Blog Lovin’ community. I hope my blog can help others in the way that others’ blogs helped me. So please find me on Blog Lovin’ and say hello as I begin this journey of mine.
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