Friday, August 10, 2012

Follow Friday - If I had to start blog again


Follow Friday is a feature created by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read.  It's a fun blog hop where you meet other book bloggers and find people to follow.
Question: What would you do over if you were to start your blog again from scratch?
Actually I've thought about this before.  When I started blogging it just kind of happened.  I didn't have any sort of game plan until probably a year or two after I was already blogging.  In hindsight, I really should've started with an organized plan, posting schedule and all those things.  Then again, if I'd realized there was so much work to blogging I may have never started at all.

Another thing I would change is I probably would've teamed up with another blogger rather than striking it out on my own.  But back then I didn't even really understand the concept of co-bloggers and I've gotten used to doing everything (and consequently always being behind).

I know it's not much, but I really like my blog and what I've built.  There are things I would do differently and things that I'll probably add in the future, but blogging is a constant learning process and you're never actually "done".

31 comments:

Sydney said...

I had a problem with scheduling at the start.

I'm still getting used to having a co-blogger. We are trying to work out everything and learn along the way. New Follower.

disorderedlibrarian said...

New follower!! Thank you for stopping by my blog. I understand your last paragraph well. Mine may not be big, but I'm very protective and fond of it!

Traci Horton said...

I started my blog recently and knew it would be some work, but didn't think it would be as much as it is. I've been thinking all this week on getting a schedule set up. I'm a new follower via GFC. You can find my FF at http://madhatterreads.blogspot.com/2012/08/feature-and-follow-3.html

Ali @ Ginger-read said...

It is so much more work than I ever thought, but I love it so much ~ I too wish I would have been a bit more organized at the start!

Suzanne. . said...

Hi, thanks for dropping by my site and still leaving your name when I had nothing but a blank screen. I apologize.

It is up now. I hope you had a chance to follow me. I will be following you.

I can't get my site's ID to work, inorder to post, so here is my site to follow. I will follow all who follow me.

http://kid-lit-reviews.com

Suzanne. . said...

Hi, thanks for dropping by my site and still leaving your name when I had nothing but a blank screen. I apologize.

It is up now. I hope you had a chance to follow me. I will be following you.

I can't get my site's ID to work, inorder to post, so here is my site to follow. I will follow all who follow me.

http://kid-lit-reviews.com

Antonietta Scrofani said...
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Antonietta Scrofani said...

stopping by from the hop! I like your answer. I was like you and just jumped right in, I just wanted to talk, er, write about what I've read.
Old follower. Happy Friday :-)

Book Blogger Mom said...

I'm a new GFC follower and on Twitter.

My F & F - http://bookbloggermom.blogspot.com/2012/08/follow-my-book-blog-friday-1.html

The Brunette Librarian said...

Being by yourself on a blog is a tough job - I do my own blog by myself too. We are pretty awesome bloggers though, so its all good!

Have a wonderful week!
The Brunette Librarian's FF & a special giveaway :)

Elizabeth said...

Nice blog. I think my blog just kind of happened too. :)

I really had no clue what to do, but found other helpful bloggers, and it happened!!

Now I wouldn't know what to do without my blog. It is so nice meeting others and finding new books to read. And so much fun.

NEW FOLLOWER

Elizabeth
Silver's Reviews
http://silversolara.blogspot.com

Sandy from Scribing Shadows said...

A co-blogger! Yes I would have done that too, things seem easier to manage with a partner but now everyone I would like to partner with have their own blog already and the ones who don't are too busy with their own lives.

Sandy

Jennifer said...

A co-blogger would have been a great idea! Love your answer. Thanks for visiting and I'm an old follower.

BookishTimes said...

I agree. Thanks for stopping by earlier Cassie :D **Old Follower via GFC**

Jessica@a GREAT read said...

I didn't start out nearly as organized either! Which is surprising since I am a totally organized person! It wasn't until last year that I started keeping a planner to keep myself on track with posts and whatnot!

Here's my Friday Hops

Have a GREAT weekend!

Old Follower :)

Ms. C said...

Love, love, love the design of your blog and its header! New follower :)

Take care,
Ms. C
http://coffeetalereviews.blogspot.ca/2012/08/follow-friday.html

Amelia-Rose said...

Thanks for answering you have given me some good tips!! Be proud of what you have done because 'wow' is what I say to it:) thanks for following! New GFC follower!

Emily said...

Hi! New follower! Great answer!(: I'm learning a lot from everybody's answers since I'm a new blogger!(:

http://simple-books.blogspot.com/2012/08/follow-friday.html

Erika Anderson said...

Really like your blog! Thanks for visiting me and I returned the follow!

Books Glorious Books said...

I don't think anyone realised how much work it was going to be to keep up and blog as often as you'd like!
Thanks for stopping by my blog - new follower here!

Cayce said...

I tried having a schedule, but it didn't really work out for me. It was too much pressure...I think I'm more like a spontaneous poster than a planner.

Thanks for stopping by, Cassi!
New GFC follower :)

Chi Kittie said...

Thank you for following me via and stopping by my blog. Nice to meet you.

- Beckie @ Bittersweet Enchantment

Vivian @ Vivaciously, Vivian said...

I think that it's really great that you feel good about your blog right now. What was the past has already happened, and it seems like you're doing perfectly fine now ^_^ Great answer, and thanks for stopping by!

Following back on GFC and Linky!
Vivi's F&F

Annmarie said...

It's definitely more work than I originally thought when I first started as well! Old follower, thanks for stopping by my blog!

Cherie Colyer said...

Great answer. Blogging with someone would be nice, but like you I had started my blog on my own and I've been learning as I go.

Thanks for stopping by. I'm an old follower.

Captain Biscuits said...

I've recently picked up a co-blogger and I must say it was worth it. Just feel that little more confident, we still have a few of the meme's to time correctly but its all worth it :D
Thanks for stopping by, Lauren from Northern Plunder

C.J. Listro said...

Agreed...there's never an end to the learning! I'm still fiddling with my blog daily. Thanks for stopping by Sarcasm and Lemons. (: Now following!

C.J.
cjlistro.blogspot.com

barmybex said...

I've been doing this for 2 years now and I've never had a schedule. I just Review a book when I've finished and post other things when I feel like it. I do have a calender of sorts for Guest Posts so they don't clash. But nothing more.
Works for me though, but I probably should have started with more of a schedule/plan. Great answer. :D

Lisa Mandina said...

I don't really schedule that much, other than reviews that I have to schedule because I have to wait to post them closer to the book's release date. But otherwise, it might be a good idea to schedule. I don't know if I could give up control for sharing. I think it would definitely be helpful though! Great post, thanks for stopping by mine. I'm following you now!

Grant Morris said...

I'm now following you! Here's my link:

http://www.grantmorris.net/2012/08/blog-post.html

Grant

Gin Bryant said...

There is definitely always improving to be done with blogging! I get behind entirely too much lately, but I guess that's life. :)

Thanks for visiting and following! Following you, too. Sorry I took forever to get back to you - behind! haha!