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April 16, 2018

Newbie Vs. Pro

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I've been blogging for a long while now so I must have gained some wisdom right? I don't think I'm a pro but I have formed habits that might make me sound like one. Today, I am comparing my newbie-ness versus my pro-ness. Isn't it odd how your opinion change with time?

01/ Comments
As a Newbie : write however you feel even if it offends everyone
As a Pro : carefully thought out your words and then self-edit like crazy

02/ Domains/URLs
As a Newbie : rush to get a domain even though you haven't really thought it out
As a Pro : decide not to use any domain because it's not all that important

03/ Posting Schedule & Content
As a Newbie : post every day even if the post is not at all interesting to anyone or yourself
As a Pro : post whenever you want and whatever you want but carefully construct and write posts

04/ Stats
As a Newbie : check it every other day even though there is no chance of changing
As a Pro : pretty much ignore it completely

05/ Blog Template
As a Newbie : choose a standard template and kept it the same and put in everything and overcrowding it
As a Pro : use a spare template but changes it just about every week

06/ Feeds
As a Newbie : set up feeds and make links for the blog so people can subscribe to them
As a Pro : don't bother with feeds but have set up bloglovin and that's about it

07/ Social Media
As a Newbie : sign up for every media there is and maddeningly update them
As a Pro : deleted accounts like they are nothing and don't sign up for any more

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20 comments:

  1. Interesting comparisons. I am a victim of newbie number 7.

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    1. I used to do a lot of social media too but now I just don't like them.

      thanks for visiting, have a lovely day.

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  2. LOve the artwork and the title of this post. It's so pertinent to blogging.
    No 4 made me smile. I did that for a couple of months when I first started:)
    N is for No to News

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    1. yes, I'm sure all bloggers check their stats that when they first started blogging.

      I was inspired to create this artwork just for this post. I really do like how it turned out.

      thanks for visiting, have a lovely day.

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  3. I tally with all the points!


    www.volatilespirits.com

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    1. aren't most bloggers like this? we do and we learn.

      thanks for visiting, have a lovely day.

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  4. I'm still guilty of a few of these... Not a pro, but maybe I'm a seasoned newbie. Hmm. Fun post!
    Kimberly
    Passing Down the Love - N is for Nature

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    1. 'seasoned newbie' sounds like a contradiction but I still think of myself as a newbie so 'seasoned newbie' sounds like me too.

      thanks for visiting, have a lovely day.

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  5. I think I sometimes think like a Newbie and other times I think like a Pro! Nice list.
    https://iainkellywriting.com/2018/04/16/n-is-for-nessebar-bulgaria/

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    1. it really depends on you and how you think of yourself. I'm sure we are all newbie in some ways no matter how long we have blogged.

      thanks for visiting, have a lovely day.

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  6. Hahahha, totally. Newbie me checked the data of the stats counter constantly. Pro me realizes every so often that the blog has a stats counter and thinks about removing it.
    The View from the Top of the Ladder

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    1. I think stats are things we shouldn't check unless it's very important to you.

      thanks for visiting, have a lovely day.

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  7. Hey Lissa,
    Visiting you back. I am not a pro that's for sure. I have been at it (blogging) since 2004 I believe and yet I am not a pro. I haven't monetized anything, I have no schedules, no planning what so ever and believe me I have tried being organized! Never happens!

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    1. I'm like you. no matter how long I have blogged, I would still be a bit of a newbie.

      thanks for visiting, have a lovely day.

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  8. Yes I can so relate to all of this!

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    1. I'm sure you can as I believe you have blogged as long as I did.

      thanks for visiting, have a lovely day.

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  9. Oh and I meant to say, I adore the picture in this post :-)

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    1. me too.

      thanks for visiting, have a lovely day.

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  10. You've really captured the different emotions that you feel as a newbie blogger and how much they change over time. Love your artwork on this post Lissa, especially the headband with ears that the girl is wearing.
    Have a lovely day.

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    1. the image inside the laptop screen is a separate artwork, you can see it on the 'hello' page - just click on the link on the sidebar. that is, if I haven't changed the image yet.

      thanks for visiting, have a lovely day.

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