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Blogging Freshman’s – Hi Five!!


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Well here it is my first post for New Bloggers!!

I clearly remember how I felt when writing my first post.  There was a mixture of excitement and uncertainty.  Being able to publish something I wrote to a global audience was such a new experience.

It was a huge learning curve as there was so much to learn, and still is. So as I journey through the myriads of blogs out there in WordPress I will post a list each month of new bloggers who have created their blogs in the last 12 months or less, and hopefully direct some new friendly traffic their way:-)

Like, Follow and comment as it is always great reading someone’s response.

So today’s list is:-

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The following blog is WordPress’s and great for Newbies or Seasoned bloggers a like.

https://dailypost.wordpress.com/2015/08/03/community-pool-126/

 

Until next months post:-)

 

Aquene7

 

Blogging – A Whole New World!


My two-year anniversary is fast approaching and I cannot believe I am still blogging!

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I remember being both excited and uncertain all at the same time, as I looked into ‘Starting my own blog’ oh so many months ago.   I did some research and being me of course I also did do some planning.  In fact, it was a goal to be achieved and that is how I approached the whole concept of ‘Blogging.’

Some of the best advice I found was to choose an area of blogging that you could write about for a long time, in other words you could sustain.  You didn’t want to start something and then find four months in say, – you no longer had anything to say.  This made me step back slightly, as I considered what on earth would that area be? In the end I decided it would be in the area I did throughout my life, encouragement!

You didn’t want to start something and then find four months in say, – you no longer had anything to say!

The next consideration was what platform to use as there were so many avenues to choose from i.e. via your own business website etc., but as you can see I decided on WordPress simply because I found it relatively straight forward to use and I liked the numerous free template options it gave and the fact that you could change this easily if you wished.

One of my go-to guy’s or sites was ‘Pro-Blogger‘ I found it very helpful, but there is a wealth of information out there and within WordPress to assist ‘newbies.’ Don’t get overwhelmed by it all. I say approach blogging like a cake and break it down into whats manageable to you.  There are some seriously impressive sites and bloggers out their but at the end of the day you can only do you. People follow out of interests to themselves.  Either your posts or blog has connected with them or they simply just want to build their own blogging world, their is always self interest at play:-)

‘ Don’t get overwhelmed by it all’

In the early days I decided to hand write a number of posts in a book first, so that I could have a ‘library of work so to speak,’ to draw on when posting.  I think this was a tip I picked up on, as at the time, I had no idea how much inspiration I would have nor how many posts I could realistically do. Could I do more than one post per day or not? How inspired would I be? who knows but I would just capture whatever thoughts came to mind in a book because I knew I wouldn’t necessarily have my laptop all the time.  Off course you can do this kind of management within WordPress, but at the time, I neither new this nor did I understand WordPress enough to use it so sensibly:-}

My very first post was at 1:04 am on the 2nd October 2013:-) Yep inspiration to write for me can happen any time of the day or night. It is called “6 Good Habits That Equal Change’ and I remember when I hit the publish button I wondered who would read it? It was such a stupid time of the night, but I was so pleased at writing something, that I knew could be seen by someone else.  You see most of my past writings were in note books and besides one or two close friends no one saw them.

I was so shocked that within about 10 minutes of publishing someone liked my post, in fact they re-blogged it! I had no idea what re-blogging was, but this person was on the other side of the world and to know someone so far away read and liked something I wrote was the biggest encouragement I could ever of had.

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Do you remember your first post and how it felt?

Over the months WordPress was an absolute learning curve, trying to get my page to look how I wanted and to reflect me.  Blogging 101 was great and I learnt so much during the weeks it ran, and its a great place for anyone who wants to improve their blog and their blogging skills.

In support of new bloggers I thought I would start a ‘Freshman’s Blog Page’  as I know there are absolutely thousands of bloggers within the WordPress community all with a voice to be heard.

I love blogging, and its a great way to connect with other writers and their world.  I find it absolutely fascinating when I see the different countries my posts have reached, places I know I would never see.  So happy blogging people!

Be the change you want to be! Until next time.

 

Aquene7

Heads Up: Interesting Blogs


Hi everyone,

This is my fortnightly review of discoveries for ‘Heads Up!’

My five discoveries of blogs I liked for a variety of reasons are listed here each fortnight.  My choices are totally on a personal basis because they resonated with me on some level.  Either they made me think, made me laugh, gave me an idea for a post, or I simply loved their creativity. Some will be blogs I have followed for a while or they are new discoveries.  Posts I feel should be in Blogging Life Line will not be mentioned here.

1. Dewittswild  If you love animal photography of big animals, elephants, zebras, lions and South African sunsets then this is an interesting blog to visit.

2.  Madamsabi’s Blog  Is a new find. An inspirational blog using stories and poetry.

3.  Sheek186 an encouraging blog but also tackles things others may choose to avoid or discuss quietly rather than putting it out there.

4.  A Small Act Of Kindness Can Bring A Smile to Million Of Faces  Certainly the longest title I have seen on a blog so far. But full of interesting nuggets of kindness and inspiration. Certainly an interesting read.

5.  Ray Ferrer – Emotion On Canvas  This is one of the very first blogs I followed.  I just love his artwork, which I think speaks for itself.

Hope you find these blogs as interesting as I have. Do let me know?

Until next time, Be the change you want to be!

 

Quote: Don’t wish for it, work for it!  Unknown

 

Aquene7 = Peace

 

 

 

 

 

Quote: A Gift To Yourself


Do something today thatyour future self

Thank You Readers!!


Well I am amazed that my posts have been viewed in 57 different countries over the past year! Who knew:-)  Some of these wonderful places I have never even heard of, WordPress is truly an amazing platform when it comes to global reach. I am really pleased I challenged myself by taking on Blogging 101 as I have seen a real improvement since September and a change in myself regarding the things I write about.  Blogging would never be the same with those who have read, followed, liked or commented on my blog, so I just wanted to say a massive ‘thank you!’ to each and everyone who has taken time out to read or view something I have written.

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Another wonderful bit of statistical information from me is that  I posted my 75th post last Saturday and once again who knew when I first started with my first post on 2nd October 2013 I would have been able to write that number of posts!

Needless to say I am really grateful to God for every bit of inspiration he has given me and for the things I have done so far as I was so unsure when I first started, having no idea where my thoughts would come from.  Here’s to another year with WordPress!!!

These are a few of my past posts which I like for different reasons hope you like them too:-

1. Being The Catalyst

2.  Light Bulb Moments!

3.  What Are You Feeding Your Mind?

4.  The Wisdom Of Naomi

5.  Football – ‘The Beautiful Game’

6.  Inspiring Words – A Wind Of Change

Happy writing everyone and be encouraged to be the change you want to be.  Until the next post.

Aquene7 = Peace

Blogging Life Line


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Created by Aquene7 for Stepping2YourDreams Blog

This is still a very new area for my blog but it will be a regular monthly feature to mention blogs or posts that have impacted people’s lives beyond just a simple read.

The first is The Abuse Expose With Secret Angel. A blog created by a lady who has been a victim of domestic violence and abuse, Secret Angel has established a ministry whose purpose is to educate and reach out to others who may also be victims of abuse. It certainly is a Life Line to many and enables those who may feel they have no voice to find it.

For me its this blog reflects what faith and a strength to overcome can do. Secret Angel is not one for accolades etc but her blog is very informative and one to remember, as you never know needs to know it’s there.

My second blog is Self Reflection and the post is called 4 Women & An Opinionated Man.  In this post Vernon acknowledges the blogs that have really helped him during his time as a blogger. These blogs inspired him and really impacted him and his faith. A great post which was really encouraging.

So if you read a post or a blog that has a wonderful center to it like these, and they impact past just a good read, I would really love to hear about it, so I could feature it in Blogging Life Line.

Hope you find this post to be an encouragement, as that is what my blog is all about, the encouragement of others.

 

Be the change you want to be, until next time.

 

Aquene7

Heads Up: Interesting Blogs


Hi everyone,

This is my fortnightly review of discoveries for ‘Heads Up!’

My five discoveries of blogs I liked for a variety of reasons are listed here each fortnight.  My choices are totally on a personal basis because they resonated with me on some level.  Either they made me think, made me laugh, gave me an idea for a post, or I simply loved their creativity.Posts I feel should be in Blogging Life Line will not be mentioned here.

1. Cancerkillingrecipie  I only found this blog because Oneanna65 found me. Her blog is pretty special. As usual, I like people to make up their own minds, I just point people in the blogs direction. But the title is an indicator and there is much to read on this sight.  Happy reading everyone.

2.  Images+Words From Bluerock  This blog appealed to my creative side, with its many images and photographs. It’s a bit of an Aladdin’s cave:-)

3.  Joshidaniel When I found this blog and this photo all I could say was Wow!!

4.  Maverick Bird Is a beautiful travel blog. Interesting places captured by an interesting lady.

5.  Mommygolightly This post was Freshly Pressed. As a mum I could relate to it and I liked the sense of humour. Go read.

Hope you find these blogs as interesting as I have. Do let me know?

Until next time, Be the change you want to be!

 

Quote: You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream – Les Brown

 

Aquene7 = Peace

 

 

 

 

 

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