Things I Would Do Differently


This week for the writers workshop I wanted to write about things I would do differently if I started blogging again.

  • I think the first things I would have to do differently is not care about numbers.  As I look back now I see how much time I spent worrying about numbers and followers.  I spent a lot of time when I started blogging worrying about how many followers I had and the number of comments I would get on posts.  I have since learned that for me watching and worrying about numbers took the fun out of blogging for me so I try not to focus on those things anymore.
  • I also would have picked a name and tagline for my blog in the beginning instead of waiting a few years before I picked one.
  • I wish I would have done more research before I started  blogging.  When I started I had no idea about how big the blogging world was and things like that.  It took me a couple of years before I realized just how big blogging was and where I wanted to go with my own blogs.
  • I also wish I would have spent less time worrying about offending people and more time being true to me and who I am.  I am at a place now with blogging where I try not to offend anyone but I also am not going to not write about something in fear that it will offend someone.

Those are the only things I can think of that I would change if I could start again.

What would you change?

Margaret Tidwell

I am a 33-year-old blogger. I write about my life and my struggles with Multiple Sclerosis. I also am a huge bookworm, and I have been doing book reviews for years now. I even blog about adoption, Multiple Sclerosis, and things that go on in my life.

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  1. Jennifer says:

    “To thine own self be true!” No matter how hard you try, you will inevitably step on someone’s toes if writing about your own thoughts and opinions. I’d rather err on the side of offending than write politically correct ho-hum, lifeless crapola.

  2. This is all true for me as well. I currently have a Facebook fan page with my old blog name because I didn’t think long term at all.
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  3. I woke up one morning and decided to start a blog about my recent breast cancer diagnosis. All the research I did was to Google “easy blog format” and went from there. If I’d known then what I know now, I would have changed a few things, but none of them are enough to make me want to bother with it now!
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