GRATEFUL

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I started this blog on Sunday and it is already Friday today. I have 9 posts up and I feel that I have learnt so much this week. How exhilarating.

I applied for the free wordpress site in December and finally got around to start blogging last Sunday. I thought it would be a walk in the park but man, was I wrong. What the hell are posts and pages, and tags and categories? And how do I drive traffic to my site? And how do I ask my friends ‘gently’ to visit my site, at least 3 times a day?

Before I started, I thought, oh blogging seems so easy. Snap a few pictures, write a few paragraphs, have a title, make it all mine and it is done. NO… it is not. But it is true what they say – when you are interested in something, you will find ways to make it work. I googled queries that I had on blogging, learnt on the wordpress learn site, thought of how to drive traffic to the blog, re-read things that I thought I read before but could not recall. I have not been on the internet to search for anything that much before, trust me. I am basically an IT idiot. And I realised the greatest joke of all, I actually spelled ‘jack russell’ as ‘jack russel’. How dumb. If you realise, my free wordpress name is baconandjackrussel.wordpress.com. It should be double L.

I learnt so much this week. Needless to say, my heart stopped when I clicked the ‘Publish’ button. I nearly fainted when I realised a stranger read a blog after I just published it. Someone actually cares enough to read what I wrote. OMG.

Even choosing a picture to put on the blog is mind-boggling. And reading the same draft at least 15 times before you hit the ‘publish’ button is daunting. I blog till 2am everynight as I have a full-time job.

It is so exciting and I enjoy it so much. I think of what to blog about when I go to sleep and I think of what the title will be. I have since changed my title and my domain name today to the right ‘RUSSEL’. Oops, RUSSELL.

I am so grateful to YOU, for stopping by and reading and if you even liked, subscribed or commented on any of the posts, thank you so much.

 

You can find out more about me here, here and here.

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