Last Updated on October 29, 2021 by Scott Charleboix
In this post, Self-Reflection in first few weeks of blogging I’m highlighting a few of the things that I’ve learned about blogging that were good and bad, some frustrations, future things to do, and things to know.
Self-Reflection in first few weeks of blogging
In the first few weeks of blogging you’re going to be learning so many different types of things to put together your blog from web design to creating graphics, and promoting Pinterest pins to market your blog. The list of things to learn starts to greatly diminish as you write more and more blog posts and get into the habit of blogging.
Landing page has been developed and it was working. However, it needed to have a few tweaks here and there because instead of e-mailing the document it’s available to download through the landing page, therefore, that change had to be reflected.
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Update: I’ve got many landing pages throughout my website and there’s no one particular landing page that I can point to that draws subscribers. Two good programs that are beneficial to make landing pages are ConvertKit and Constant Contact and I would recommend them in that order.
Not knowing exactly how to make a change that I want. I’ve already developed a lot of useful information; however, there’s still a lot I am learning. I developed a Blog at a Glance master page and I’ve restructured the page (through the use of a new theme) to provide a search function). I was so excited that my landing page was working that I hadn’t realized I still need to develop my autoresponder. Because of the landing page, I shouldn’t need to have an autoresponder on the main page. However, I am going to place one on the blogs page.
Update: when I wrote this post I hadn’t realized that most auto responder programs like ConvertKit are so expensive so I’m waiting to cross that bridge of adding automatic e-mails once I start to get close to the 1,000 e-mail subscribers limit of ConvertKit. I don’t know if there’s a magic cut-off for when you cross that magic 1,000 limit number of subscribers. I’ll find out when the time comes, but I imagine you’re prompted with some sort of notification.
Trying to find the perfect theme. I found a nice theme, but the fonts were very hard to read. In updating my theme (for the 7th time or so), I lost my search function button, so I’ll have to manually put it in (that’s a project for much later down the road).
WordPress has so many facets to it that sometimes it’s hard to remember: “How did I do that again?”
Future things to do:
Look at more Facebook Groups to look for topics that might be of relevance and find things to pin from Facebook to Pin.
Things to know:
Pinning from Facebook to Pinterest. Pinterest provides a bookmarklet that you can use to pin directly from a Web page to one of your boards. You can also upload pins onto Pinterest by entering a Web address. But if you try either of these methods on a Facebook page, though, you will see an error message stating, “Sorry, cannot pin directly from Facebook.” However, you can pin images from Facebook in Firefox or Google Chrome using a workaround.
- Click on the Facebook photo you want to pin to open an enlarged version of the picture.
- Right-click the photo and select “View Image” in Firefox or “Open Image in New Tab” in Google Chrome. The picture opens as a Web page.
- Click the bookmarklet. Add a description in the text box below the picture and select the board to which you want to pin the image.
- Right-click the picture and select “Copy Image Location” or “Copy Image URL” if you don’t have the bookmarklet.
- Log in to Pinterest, click the “+” button and select “Add from a Website.”
- Paste the copied link into the address box and click “Find Images.” Click on the picture, add text and pin the image.