(Closed) To blog or not to blog?

posted 6 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2012 - St. Philip Catholic Church/Arcadia Brewing Co.

I use blogger.com and like it. I would say share your blog on fb or twitter or pinterest if you are hoping to gain readers. I think there are two major types of bloggers, those who blog for themselves as a diary and those who blog for an audience. I think if you want to be in the 2nd camp a theme would be helpful or at least a clear target audience.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2012 - St. Philip Catholic Church/Arcadia Brewing Co.

I started doing it for my application here but I really like it and plan to keep it up even after I am married. Their is no harm in starting, seeing how you feel about it, and then deciding what to do. πŸ™‚

Best of luck!

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I recently started blogging (like two weeks ago!). I live in the UK too, and i get what you mean about it not being a popular here.

I personally like blogger.com – its easy to use and you can easily customise it. I am definitely using it as a diary/way of documenting life, rather than to talk to an audience, so havent done anything about publicising it at all. For this reason, mine is definietly more of a mix and match, especially as i found it MUCH harder to write a blog than i was expecting – i definitely have a LONG way to go before i’m writing like the women in the blogs i follow.

 If you want to have a look at it so you can see what the blogger.com layout is like, the link is on my profile information.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I’ve been blogging for ages — over a year with my most recent blog and I’m sticking with it. πŸ˜›

I don’t really blog on a specific topic, really, although I suppose the overarching theme is the fact that I live in the middle of nowhere, in a different cultural climate than most of my friends and family, and so that’s why I started blogging, to show them what life is like for me. I blog about my thoughts, things I did, goals I have, so on and so forth.

Most of the people who read it are family and friends, who picked it up from Facebook posts I made every time I wrote on it. I’m starting to try and comment on the blogs I read, rather than lurking, which has brought some readers over, too.

Over the years I’ve used Blogger, Tumblr, Livejournal and WordPress. Right now I host my own blog with wordpress.org but I’m a big tumblr fan and that’s where my wedding blog is. πŸ™‚

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I started as a way to document the wedding and keep myself acountable. Now that the wedding is over I’m trying to figure out what direction to take it.

Before I shared it with anyone I tried to write consistently for two weeks as a test. It definitely helps if you have a theme or focus. Even if you’re going to write about two or three things try to stay consistent. Like Tuesdays are when you post about home stuff, Thursdays are married life, Fridays are fashion.  It might help you to streamline your thoughts. It also helps your readers know what to expect. Or your thing could just be “Showering you with Random Bits” a place to talk about…anything.

Give it a go! It can’t hurt.   

 

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I started a wedding blog. I think its perfectly okay to have a mish-mash of your life.

I sent out notices to people about it and you can post it on here if it’s wedding related. I use blogger.

For me, the key with my blog was to give it a couple of weeks to really find your voice. It takes a bit to formulate a good tone. Good luck!

Ps: I use blogger!

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I started blogging as I had a sudden urge to just write down my thoughts. Unfortunately I’m not a very motivated person to update it regularly, but if you are, then it can be quite self rewarding and liberating to put all your ideas out there so to speak πŸ™‚

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Mine is open. I very rarely use my first name and I don’t think I’ve ever put my last name. I used to put pictures up without heads but then realized that I couldn’t really do that for the wedding pictures. Oh wellz.

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Mine is totally open and I think I’m pretty much immediately identifiable through it. That said I actively try not to post anything controversial, I don’t really talk about my job or my relationships, and I bear in mind that ANYONE could be reading it.

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I’ve been blogging for… get this… 10 years! No joke. I had a xanga for the majority of them. Now it’s defunct. Now I write on wordpress.com. I dont really have a theme. I more of just write whatever is coming to mind. Sometimes I blog about running, weight loss, wedding planning, relationships, politics, et.c

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I blogged with blogger for YEARS (seriously, since 2003). I recently made the switch to wordpress because of formatting issues (seriously, I would spend FAR too much time trying to get pictures and text JUST RIGHT while composing a post, and it would go all wonky when I hit publish) and the size and quality of pictures are FAR better on wordpress.

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