Blogging Insights # Early Mistakes

Dr Tanya is our host for the Blogging Insights series.

This week she says:

Despite all the blogging advice and courses out there, many bloggers (myself foremost) feel that they made some mistakes when they started out. Today’s discussion involves a recap of the things that we did wrong and what we should have done instead. I am sure this will help lots of fledgling bloggers out there.


What mistakes did you make in the first few months of blogging?

WordPress was my only blog and recommended to me by Hubby as he’d had one going for years.
I remember my first views, likes and the occasional comment, and how excited I was.
As a newbie, my posts were too long so probably boring, and had no graphics.
I often go back and look at my early stuff, and the formatting is dull and unvaried too.

Now I try to keep my posts to around 500 words or less, so enjoy the word limit challenges, use my photos, internet images, prompt photos and suggestions, and try to have variety, including humour, which has perhaps been a little absent lately.


About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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18 Responses to Blogging Insights # Early Mistakes

  1. I enjoy your blogs. We are all in a state of flux right now, hanging on to what we can do.

  2. Sadje says:

    I favor shorter posts. I always look forward to your posts Di.

  3. scifihammy says:

    My early posts were like yours – I just wanted to write – but learnt to keep my posts shorter and add photos. It’s nice to get Likes, after all. 😀
    I enjoy reading about your everyday life, which is similar to, yet different from mine. 😀

  4. I made the same mistakes that you mentioned, too long and no pictures when I started out.

  5. murisopsis says:

    I’m not sure that lack of photos is a blogging mistake – but being able to switch it up does prevent the posts from blurring into each other!

  6. SarahC says:

    I enjoyed stopping by

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