I clicked back to my earlier and more vulnerable years (Gatsby reference yo?) at the Blogspot dashboards from whence I came and I’ve got to say it makes me really satisfied to know it has been almost two years since my first ever post, however awful it was. In this time, I’ve discovered a few things about blogging:
1. There are no other kid WordPress bloggers, so making connections was sort of like that time in kindergarten when you were trying to make friends except all of your peers were adults, the crayons were actually a keyboard, and there was a potential threat of sexual predators around every URL.
2. The WordPress community loves poetry. I love poetry. We all love poetry. That’s settled.
3. Becoming internet famous is not easy. Actually, it’s almost impossible. I’m still a dreamer, though, and I’m not the only one. I hope some day you can join u… *drifts off into an embarrassed whisper*
4. There are a lot of rough spots in the life of one’s blog. Who really cares what I have to say? Why am I even doing this? There is an answer to these: You are doing this for yourself so that when you are older you can go back and look at all of the great things you’ve done. If you aren’t happy, then do something to change that 🙂 Also, to become internet famous but yeahh… also, there is a good chance nobody cares what you do, but the internet is a place to find a niche and ride with it, so get on that train and take it to some place great. You are bound to end up somewhere. Also, don’t be discouraged by rude people. They are ignorant fools who are trying to interrupt your brilliant adventure through the HTML multiverse, so just put those shades awnn and block out them h8ers.
5. Page views. Wow. I used to be obsessed with my page view count. I still am, honestly, but I don’t worship them like I used to. There is a very good chance that all of the page views I used to get were just from random bots probing around on the internet looking for vulnerable prey. Or it could have been a famous blogger looking to promote my posts, but hey I can dream can’t I? My advice is to use the page views as a way to measure progress. Don’t do something different to please people because that would defeat the purpose. Be happy by doing what pleases you.
6. Spam. GET AWAY HOW DO YOU EVEN LIVE WITH YOURSELF YOU HAVE NO RIGHT TO POST SPAM ON MY BLOG I THOUGHT YOU WERE AN ACTUAL PERSON HOW DARE YOU TEMPT ME WITH YOUR FALSE PROMISES OF VIRUS-INFESTED LINKS TO THE DARKEST RECESSES OF THE INTERNET. I dislike spam. Please don’t fall for it.
6. The format. I can’t help you there. You will have an urge to switch it every other day, but try to keep it the same for at least awhile. Change is good, but some change can give you a migraine to think about.
And finally, the last point: