Today’s prompt is “10 Things I Told Myself When I Started Blogging” which is very appropriate since I’m still trying to figure out how this works. Just today I said the following things:
Other things I keep telling myself as I blog
1 > Proof read.
(I type as fast as I speak, which is similar to one of those cattle auctioneers, so I will miss complete words or even sentences.. please forgive me for the typos for the time being.)
2> Just write.
(Type. Write. Anything. Just get it down on paper/screen.)
3> TAKE PICTURES!
(I am notorious for forgetting to take photos. I’m always too embarrassed to stop and take a photo or to ask someone to take a photo of me…. I don’t know why but I’m working on it.)
4> Tell people you’re doing this so it isn’t weird when they find out.
(STILL haven’t done this.)
5> You need a hobby.
(Besides drinking.. so this can supplement that. Hopefully.)
6> Take it one post at a time.
(Insert Rome wasn’t built in a day cliché here.)
7> Don’t get discouraged.
(I have the self-esteem of a slug on some days. I don’t know why, I just do. It is far too easy for me to talk myself out of doing something but I’m hoping this will help me with that.)
8> I hope I don’t need a Mac Book Pro to do this…
(It is the official computer of blogging apparently but I just can’t spend that kind of dough on a laptop. I’m still on Team Desktop for crying out loud!)
9> Don’t be afraid to reach out to other bloggers.
(It has taken me years to comment on other blogs. I didn’t want people to think I was some nerd stalking them. I thought only bloggers were allowed to comment so I kept my distance but still felt like a creepy stalker. It wasn’t until recently that I started reaching out and its been great.)
10> HAVE FUN!
(The whole reason I started this thing was because I was tired of the monotony of life – I needed something else. Don’t let this become a burden and remember to enjoy it.)
What are things you told yourself when you started?