So You Can Teach a Not-So-Old Dog New Tricks
Plugging along on developing this blog. I’m starting to get the hang of Instagram. And today I learned how to make a favicon, thanks to British blogger Catherine Summers at Not Dressed As Lamb.
Catherine’s blog has become one of my favorite to follow. She has fabulous style, great photos and spunk! She offers lots of tips for beginner bloggers. She is a great example that style only gets better with age, and “encourages women to be fabulous at any age.”
Not only that, but her handsome hubby has started his own men’s fashion blog from helping his wife; his blog is Silver Londoner. She’s a photographer who has taught her husband how to take great shots of her in her outfits.
So now they take fabulous photos of each other for their respective blogs. Hmmm…I wonder if I can do the same with my husband…but mine doesn’t have to start a blog if he doesn’t want to!
Right now I feel like it’s really hard for me to take any great outfit photos because 99% of all my clothing and shoes are in storage as we await finalization of our house buying odyssey. We never expected it to take this long, and now the summer clothes I currently have available are not quite warm enough without a lot of layering, and I’d really like to get at my scarves.
Plus I would really like to participate in blogger Adrienne Shubin’s monthly “How I Wear My” feature on her blog The Rich Life (on a budget). This month’s theme for December is Sweater. Hmmm…I’ll have to get creative…. I like to follow her blog because she lives near the Bay Area.
I’ve been reading article after article trying to learn as much as I can about blogging, creating great content, figuring out what topics grab my interest the most and what I would like to offer my readers. It’s hard not to get overwhelmed and overthink things.
At the end of the day, the phrase successful bloggers, YouTubers and the like all say is that you have to “stay true to yourself.” So I try not to get caught up in the hype, try not to allow myself to feel too much blog envy, and remind myself that anything worth building takes time.
And being a Capricorn perfectionist, I want to be sure to build my blog right. This can’t be done over night, so I’m just taking it one step at a time. I hope you will come along for the ride and watch me grow.
What was your blog beginning like? Please share in the comments.
Catherine @Not Dressed As Lamb
December 3 @ 17:18
Paula thank you so much for this post – what lovely things you said! I’ll make sure the husband sees this too…!
You’re absolutely right when you quoted “stay true to yourself” as what readers are after the most is reading about you. Blogging can DEFINITELY be overwhelming at times, but if you’re loving doing it that’ll show and readers will pick up on your enthusiasm. My blog wasn’t perfect in the beginning – far from it!! When I look back it seems funny that I made so many mistakes, but sometimes you have to get on with it (whatever “it” may be) and learn as you go along. Good luck with your blogging, above as else I hope you continue to enjoy it!
December 3 @ 17:37
Catherine thank you very much! I will persist!
I’m learning new things almost every day to improve my blogging and the look of my blog. Although it’s difficult to grasp some of the technical issues, it’s great when it works! Struggling through brings a whole new meaning to the old adage “use it or lose it.” I’m not losing any brain cells here!