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I think that was a great idea, lol.

Ellen Seidman said:

My biggest mistake: Jokingly offering up my mother-in-law as a giveaway. OK, I was being passive-aggressive. I didn't think she'd find out. But my sister-in-law told her and she was ticked. Worse part: Now I'll never be able to give her away on my blog.

You, me and everyone else in blogosphere is kicking themselves for not starting sooner. I've been thinking about a blog for two years. Just launched it last month. Don't ask me what took so long, fear of the unknown I guess.
 
Gina Baker said:

I should have started 4 years ago when I first heard of http://dooce.com! Oh well, I am here now. :)

Probably, quite a few. But, I'm going to focus on the positive!

Definitely not editing well enough on occasion.  Sometimes I try to post too quickly and even though I always proofread, skimming just doesn't do!

I've seen a couple of others mention this same thing already but I learned that building your life's work (or business) on someone else's site (like Blogger, Squidoo, etc) won't work in the long run.  Own your own domain and your own hosting package.  Use those others for throwaway ideas and spin-off tests.

Treating it as a hobby!

I actually have a post that I have long wished I wouldn't have done but also am glad I did. I have toyed with taking it down but have not and will not. I have toyed with changing it but again have not and will not. It started out as a simple idea, someone asked me a question in an interview and I decided to expand on that question, BIG MISTAKE. I still get hate mail for that post and people missed the point of it, prehaps I should have explained it better. Basically I was a snob in high school and that was the question, what were you like I had no idea it would cause a virtual firestorm. Ouch, lesson learned.

I had a tag "girl fight" which google thought was offensive. It was an innocent mistake

I wouldn't have told my (ex) Mother in Law. She is constantly stalks it and tells everyone, everything.While I know that it's a "public" blog it still bothers me that she doesn't have anything better to do haha!

i am having such a hard time learning blogger. i think i may look into wordpress

Kristen said:

Starting on Blogger. I definitely learned a great deal and Blogger is an awesome publishing tool. So much more can be done with Wordpress though...and my blog (and posts) are more easily found now.

omg! my in laws are the same but its the sister in laws LOL i think my blog would be doing a lot better if i could share with all my facebook friends but they stalk me on facebook and twitter lol its so frustrating haha
 
Sonja Harmon said:

I wouldn't have told my (ex) Mother in Law. She is constantly stalks it and tells everyone, everything.While I know that it's a "public" blog it still bothers me that she doesn't have anything better to do haha!

I feel the same way. I look at my fellow bloggers and I just think - how do you do it!? Do you have a little typing fairy in your pocket you whisper all your ideas to and while you sleep she edits them into discernible and intriguing content? Clearly its the only explanation I can come up. 

Karissa M said:

I totally agree Danielle. I am so overwhelmed with blogging! I work hours every day on it, and feel exhausted. This is not what it was like in the beginning, and this is not what I want out of it! It should be for fun not something I feel obligated to do! Sometimes I feel like I am on top of it and loving it, but other times I feel like I am neglecting my life and family! It is a hard balance ... how do you all balance your blog so it doesn't take up all the other important parts of your life?!?!?



Danielle Maynard said:
I think the biggest mistake that I have made as a blogger is spreading myself to thin. I am currently eating, sleeping and breathing blogging which I think has taken away from the very thing that I blog about, being a mom. I feel like I have devoted so much time to this venture that I have very little time to anything else. I know that to become successful I have to devote time to it especially since it is new. My hard work has really paid off but I have to find the time to balance all of my responsibilities with updating my blog.

Danielle at The Mommy Chronicles

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