HAS IT REALLY BEEN NINE MONTHS? WHAT THE HELL???????
So, I learned a lot from the months that I’ve been blogging… and I want to share them. Because when I look back at some of my first reviews, it’s cringey and I’m glad people don’t go back to read them (kind of… you guys can go back there if you want).
1// If you don’t link back to a specific post, that person won’t get a pingback
This is something I just recently learned… and I’m embarrassed. I thought linking straight to a website gave the person a little alert, but noooooo they miss it and I SHOULD’VE KNOWN.
2// I finally learned how to add gifs & videos (aka I learned the most basic coding)
So, at the moment, I’m a free user and I tried to add gifs in my early stages of blogging… and WordPress decided to say they did not support that file. The nerve, right? But I figured it out, I’m trying not to go overboard with them. Which is why you see many of them recycled here.
3// Contacting publishers is still scary
I’ve only talked to three publishers (or they’re the ones who emailed me back) and it is the scariest thing. I’m still always scared when I wake up to an email, or I’m playing Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp and I get that notification that interrupts my gameplay. But, when I open that email… it’s so exhilarating. And then it goes back to anxious because I have to respond O.O
4// I semi know how to add a spoiler tag
If I’m honest, this post is what taught me this (and a few other tricks) so thank you ma’am 😀 .
5// The community is nicer than I first believe
When I first started, I noticed everyone was kind of clique-ish. And you know how hard it is to get into a clique. Social media already made me nervous, so I just knew I wouldn’t talk to anyone, I’d get no traffic or views and be forever alone (not that traffic or views really matter to me, but it is nice)… But everyone is so supportive ❤ I still don’t talk to anyone on Twitter (social media anxiety, remember?) however, original ideas about the book community are squashed 🙂 .
7// The WordPress app is glorious
I mentioned in a wrap up that I am in love with this app. It makes commenting so much easier, if I have an idea in the car or something, I can write it down right there. It just so smooth and simple and lovely.
8// Graphics are friends
Back when I first started blogging, I was really nervous about the whole limited space for pictures and stuff and I’ve been through so many design changes (I’m STILL RENOVATING). Before, I wasn’t really as proud of my blog as I am now, so the graphics are more for my self esteem than everything 🙂 .
Yeah, these seem random. I am still kind of naive about this whole thing. But, it was fun to talk about 🙂 .
Do you guys have any tips for me? Let me know in the comments below!