Wednesday, July 01, 2009

i used to lurk


This is a post for those readers who have been contemplating starting a blog of their own.

You would often find me lurking here or over here, filling with inspiration and motivation to perhaps one day start a blog of my own. But what would I write about? Nobody would be interested in what I do, self doubt would be one of the first hurdles to overcome before I could begin my blogging adventure.

I eased myself into the blogging world by feeling comfortable with the fact that nobody knew I entered blogland, I was anonymous. My only reason to start my blog was to set myself the challenge of improving my photography skills so that maybe one day I could take photos just like those I admired on the blogs I read and to keep a visual journal.

I'm not much of a writer, infact I struggle with almost every post! But with my challenge of keeping a blog I'm sure along the way my writing has become a little easier and hopefully a little easier to understand.

Throughout my blogging journey I have meet some amazing friends and not to mention I've been given some amazing opportunities too. So, what I am really wanting to say is why not make the start of this financial year the time to start a blog and experience the joys of blogging! And when you do start your new blog be sure to drop by and say hello so I can come to visit and welcome you to blogland : )

Image credits: Marni Monteany

24 comments:

T said...

I find it really funny because I think most of the people whose blogs I read began blogs in secret. There's this initial kind of apprehension about showing people you know things that you don't mind showing to strangers. It's an interesting kind of reaction.

willywagtail said...

I agree with T and you but it is a great pastime and has definitely improved the spontaneity of my writing.

Kelly said...

i have just come across your blog - can't remember where from? & just had to say very lovely it is too,

Lisa said...

I've been reading you blog for a little while now and really enjoy it - thank you. I am relatively new to blog land, I started in March this year and I'm loving it. I'm not fussed if anyone else is reading it, I love the record I now have of all that I've made.

Mary :) said...

Gosh you are reading my mind. For all the same reasons I am just about to dip my toe in the water. Once I work out how to use blogger :)

Lark said...

You are an excellent writer, I love reading your posts!

x

CurlyPops said...

That's so funny - I used to lurk on your blog before I started my own!

amy said...

that's a really lovely post. i only started my blog a week or so ago and i felt exactly like you! my biggest hurdle was thinking, what will i even blog about? so glad i finally did it. it's not even about anything i particular, just all the things i love (what ever form that may be!) p.s i still lurk your blog x

Suzanne said...

Very much agree. I started a blog so that I could explore my writing a bit more and not get hung up over the concept of "Writing" and treating it like something rare and problematic. It does wonderful things for loosening you up. very much recommended.

handmade romance said...

lovely post. i can relate to you and T about the anonymous beginnings, its a funny thing. i think i was uncertain i could keep it up or if it was a passing fad that id soon forget about so didnt want to get ahead of myself incase it was. and like you mention, the writing bit is a constant struggle for my every post too.
i have been inspired by your blog and other lovelies for so long, you were part of the reason i started mine : )
three button is gorgeous. and i am loving open too!

Martta said...

I was a lurker for so long and finally felt brave enough to start my own blog. I can relate to many of you commenting here. To the anonymity and especially to the i'mnot surewhattosayandhowandifitisinterestingenough feeling. The way I see it is that I have grown fond of many bloggers. However, it makes me feel a bit like a stalker not to say anything so here I am. Hello! I enjoy reading your blog. It's was somehow comforting to read this particular post. Thanks!

Anna said...

I recently started a blog after much contemplation. Although it can be a bit of a challenge I am glad I did, I have "met" lots of new people and have found it has made me enjoy my crafty time so much more!

Lyn said...

i love your blog :). the things that you share with your readers are absolutely delightful :)

dorothybills said...

I only ventured into the blog world about a month ago, and have been following your blogs for about the same time and enjoy them very much and love the way you write! Funny though what a buzz you get from people you don't know leaving lovely feedback or following you, sort of makes me feel like I may even be 'interesting!' Ha Ha

Hello Sandwich said...

Owww you cutie! Your photo's are sooooo gorgeous! You are very clever! I'm so happy you decided to start a blog! It's been so lovely to meet you and I can't wait to meet in real life!
Love Love
Hello Sandwich
xxx

faithhopeandawholelottalove said...

Hello - I found your blog through 'Blinking Flights'!! I have loved reading your posts. Come & say Hi when you get a chance!!

Beach Vintage said...

Its funny how we go about things. But blogging really is (for me) a satifying and rewarding experience. I say to anyone thinking about giving a go "Go for it"

Cookie Cutter said...

I had similar issues. I took forever to start a blog although I've always been interested. I kept worrying that no one would want to read it (maybe just my family 'cos I'll force them to ;p). But I've learnt that sometimes we just have to go ahead and make things happen. We never know what may come. I'm glad you started your blog because I'm enjoying it!

myf said...

good on you Angela! thanks for those words of encouragement. i really enjoy your words, images and intercontinental scoops.

Caroline said...

Thanks for your post Anglea. Its always good for new bloggers like me and others here to have a little place of their own to say something in a non-overwhelming and comfortable place. I have made a resolution to lurk less...

Tui said...

Those are two of the first blogs I started following, too. Still not writing a blog but I am crafting rather than simply reading and dreaming now. Thanks for keeping me inspired.

Grace said...

I thought i'ld take a chance with a blog a few weeks ago, i agree it is a great pastime and i get to share with people my work, things that inspire me and that i love.

maddie said...

Hey I just randomly decided to start a blog and I love it! I love puting my thoughts ideas and well anything where people can come read and input on what I say. It makes me feel like im not some little itty bitty person in the big world it makes me feel like I can be wat ever I want! I love that feeling!!! and pleas come check out my blog!!!!!

Happydacks said...

Hi, Lovely to hear I am not the Lone Ranger! Writing - ooo! I started a while ago, defiantly hard to get a flow. I love every little bit about the creative blog land out there though and might from time to time have something to contribute!? I have not got a clue how to do most of it, thankfully 'some' of the stuff is VERY OBVIOUS! If you are thinking of starting a blog.. Jump In!! No reason why not! x chele