Blog Awesome Challenge Part 1: 5 Things to Do BEFORE You Start a Blog (Part 2)

Posted by seriouslyahomemaker in Blog, Blog Awesome Challenge on Fri, Mar 9, 2012


About angie archibald

I don't know what I want to be when I grow up, but for now I am a {un}Seriously A Homemaker. Seriously not blogging much about Homemaking all up in hurrr. But we're having way to much fun to notice :-)



6 Responses to “Blog Awesome Challenge Part 1: 5 Things to Do BEFORE You Start a Blog (Part 2)”

  1. Great tips and post! I’m going to give Disque another try. I had a horrible time with it the last time I used it but that was awhile ago. I love staying in touch with my readers through comments (what little comments I get). I typically give up sleep to get my posts out there!

  2. Gina

    Great points! And thanks for the plug-in advice. I’m very new to WP and will check out Lockerz. I find the time vs. life the hardest, too! Between sick kids, other obligations, etc. it’s hard to be consistent. I’m trying something new right now–writing posts in series so I can write 3-5 on the same topic in one go, then auto-posting ahead of time. I’m also working on being more consistent with the same types of posts on certain days of the week.

  3. thanks ladies. @simplystavish, i love disqus! i hope it works for you. @gina, i love your idea of themes. I have had the same thought for my own blog. I have several in mind, but now that I am waiting for the new blog to be designed, i almost don’t want to do anything great on the current one. I am saving up!

    i talked to my husband about having a “writing” day, possibly, once a week. where i literally write all my posts in one day, then schedule them out. then i could just respond to comments, tweet, and fb on the other days. that might eliminate the late nights for me. But, it would require a babysitter one day a week (or a hugely committed husband who would have to handle everything one night a week.) gosh, when i write it like that it doesn’t seem too hard… 🙂

  4. This post is awesome. It made me realize that I have no idea about blogging, or programs, or gadgets, or really anything about running a good blog. Yet somehow I am trying to do it. Bahahahahaha!

  5. Your post just summed up what has been on my mind all week! I am on the list to work with my blog designer in April! I also find myself writing at all hours of the night…so many things that I need to do, and not enough hours in the day! I need so much guidance and help, can’t tell you how much Bloggy Boot Camp and the Pros would help!

  6. Night is really the only time I have to write. I could do a bit at work, but I can’t access my blog at work anymore. It’s getting harder and harder, though, to write during the week at all. And then when the weekend comes I’m just grateful to not be working that I neglect the blog b/c I’d rather be doing anything than sitting still. It’s a sad cycle.