Fantastically great post! Perceptive yet entertaining as well. Thanks.
Waiting three years while I built a stockpile of archived content for a content-rich blog, until I finally set up the google friend connect, the facebook page, the twitter account and started my stat counter.
All my stats and so on would be MUCH higher if I'd started it at first, but I wanted so much to make a great first impression, that I thought it best to wait until I practically had a novel's worth of posts in.
I am a new blogger and I'm sure I've made plenty of mistakes. However I have a question for those of you who listed using blogger instead of wordpress in the beginning. I looked into wordpress but how do you make money with wordpress if you can't use adsense or any advertising on your blog? That is my biggest concern. I would really appreciate any feedback.
I'm fairly new to blogging too since May. =/ I know I'm making lots of mistakes =/ I don't have a specific niche well at first I thought I did. Started the blog to help hopefully with our Etsy shop (hasn't worked). So still trying to figure ourselves out! =/ I just noticed someone mentioning about using girls in their name =( I just discovered after paying for a URL http://www.arizonagirls.org exactly what she was talking about when I accidentally put in .net =( Horrible horrible. I took off the jewelry and gifts (what we do) because I thought maybe that was a holdup on some visiting our blog. Where we do talk about and have a box showing our jewelry it's not "in your face" but I think people just seen that and didn't go any further "sigh" Chose the name because we live in Arizona and we are mother and daughter never thought of anything else =(
The next biggest mistake was jumping into to many things to fast! Thinking it would happen and it didn't. Now I belong to all these things all over the place and don't remember half of them or the info I used =/
Reading to much and of course so many different opinions was more confusing and frustrating =/
Have done a couple giveaways for other Etsy shops and I have fun doing them but I don't want to be just a giveaway and product review(not that I've had any yet) blog....so still trying to figure it out =/ I also because of the girl/s in the url now know why we get and lose followers on twitter all the time hahaha That is funny though now that I finally figured it out on twitter ArizonaGirls was taken so I used GirlsArizona the disappointment for some that start following us hahaha
It's Ok to make mistakes or live life! Either way you want to word it thats how we grow right? I know without a doubt I will be making a lot more haha