My 5 Beginner Blogging FAILS

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It’s not very surprising to make mistakes as a new blogger, but let me tell you, I absolutely FAILED blogging as a beginner. But first, let me give you some of my blogging backstory.

I started blogging two years ago, in the golden days of WordPress, when they had all the Daily Prompts, Community Pools, and First Fridays running like a charm. So it was very easy to find similar bloggers and writing communities. I loved reading through the 700-1500 comments at the Pool, and I found many bloggers over there.

( 1 ) My first-ever morning of blogging, I didn’t even know how to share my blog link in the comments! And I was almost spamming the comments.

( 2 ) I posted almost ten times a day for two days! (I laugh at this a lot now) I felt so happy I wrote all day, and I had almost a childlike wonder and creativity towards writing for an audience.

( 3 ) I got into arguments with others about my grammar. They would say “Your punctuation is off” and I would stubbornly reply with “No your punctuation is off, not mine!” And it got to a point where I sent them an email with: “I don’t really need writing corrections, please stop messaging me.” as the first and only line.

( 4 ) I actually plagiarized off of another’s writing! It was on another long since deleted blog of mine, but I think about it every so often. You can read my post about it here.

( 5 ) This is my BIGGEST FAIL EVER. I made 30+ different blogs before deciding on just one blog/blog name. I can’t tell you how indecisive I was about every little thing.

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4 thoughts on “My 5 Beginner Blogging FAILS

  1. It’s all soo true.. can connect well with most of the things you write being it adding blog link in comment or that of name selection for the blog .. Almost felt like my state of mind when I first started almost 2 years back too.. Good read thanks for the write up 🙌😇

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