1. My computer is really slow. I probably could have written 5,500 posts by now if my computer was faster!
2. How to get readers. If you want people to read/comment on your blog, you must read/comment on other blogs. For the first 9 months of my blog, I don't think anyone read it but my mom! Then I realized that no one was going to know I had a blog unless I started commenting on the blogs I read.
3. How far I wanted to take my blog money-wise. I have determined that I don't want to have a ton of advertisements or sponsored posts on my blog. It's just not who I am. And I already have one full time job and two part time jobs. I do not need another job!
4. I have a bad memory. There are a lot of posts I don't even remember writing. Like this one. And this one. And this one. I guess that is to be expected when you write every damn day!
5. Privacy. Gradually, I started to learn what was off limits for discussion on my blog. Mainly, it's work related stuff and Paul related stuff. I'm an open book, but not everyone in my life is, so I have to respect that!
6. Not everything is worth posting. I have several posts that have been in my draft folder for over a year. They will probably never be published. One is called, "What's on my fridge?" If I am really hard up, maybe I will post it someday. If you see that one, it means I'm out of ideas!
7. How to schedule blog posts. For over a year, I did not know how to schedule blog posts in advance. I always posted them first thing when I got up in the morning. Now that I know how to schedule posts in advance, it makes my life so much easier! I often have 5-6 scheduled at a time! What can I say, I am a planner!
8. Picmonkey is fun! As you can tell, I love creating little images to go along with my blog posts. I am in no way an artist, but you don't need to be to make fun images via Picmonkey!
9. There are people out there who "get" me. I love the friends I have met through this blog! All the runners, teachers, athletes, lifters, moms, crazy people out there... You are so cool! I love reading your thoughts every day.
10. Blogging is time consuming, but it is fun. I love to write and I love to share. Some could say blogging is a mindless waste, but I enjoy it. It makes me happy.
What sorts of things have you learned from blogging?