It’s been six whole months since I moved into this lil’ corner of the internet, something that just happened to coincide with a real life move into a real life house. And as it turns out the whole “moving in” thing is actually a tidy little metaphor for anyone who decides on a whim to stake their claim in that particular neighbourhood of the internet.
Starting a blog is daunting at first. It takes a while to figure how everything’s going to look and where it’s all going to go. Formatting layouts is like the flat-pack furniture of the online world and you tear your hair out as you try over and over again to figure it all out. Then, when you’re all moved in you peek over the fence and get a little bit jealous when you find that the neighbours have done something altogether brave and brilliant with their own patch and then stress over what they’ll think about you and yours.
Okay, I’ve only been a resident of the blogosphere for six months (not a huge amount of time, yes…), but they’ve been a great six months. I went to my first event, turns out the neighbours are some of the loveliest peeps you’re ever going to meet, and I even got a mention as part of Blogosphere Magazine’s #InTheSpotlight for issue 9 (What! How?!). I’ve made mistakes, but I’ve learned a lot too.
So here’s Six Things I Learned in the first Six Months of Blogging…