Two years ago I signed up with WordPress!

Yay!

What have I learned?

  1. If WordPress is going to make a change, it will be two steps forward, one step back. Case in point, the new editor, which I’ve heard Zero people that like it…
  2. I still like writing off the top of my head: I still may think about a post overnight, in my sleep like some sort of weird osmosis thing, but I write the post in one take on my computer in the morning. I don’t know if this is good or bad.
  3. When I started this blog I was focusing solely on aging. As I started to write, I realized that I just see things differently now that I am older. The chronological age doesn’t bother me: it was just strange to see how my mindset changes/changed.
  4. This calendar year I changed up my blog writing a little. Instead of just writing whatever came to my head, I began to think of topics, and then write all week about one central idea. I realized how important comments are to my process and gained much of my insight and thoughts based on what others say. Seeing other peoples perspective has broadened my mind. I like having the ability to reflect and write about that during a week.
  5. Sometimes when I’m thinking about a certain weekly topic, ideas start to come to me from all around. I might hear something on GMA, then I might read a blog with something that oddly correlates, then something might happen in real life that backs it up.
  6. I have met amazing people during my blog journey- that’s been the most fun part of blogging- the connections
  7. I still do not know what a widget is
  8. I am not looking forward to the new editor
  9. I am looking forward to what comes next
  10. This week is a little bit of a compilation- I am going to follow up on some things I’ve been working on/talked about, and there is most probably going to be a guest post from my daughter on Friday

Thanks to all of you who read, listen to and challenge me on a daily basis!!

73 thoughts on “2 Year Blogiversary

  1. I like following you because you have a great response from your followers and also because you live in New York City. I have lived there and my parents were born and bred New Yorkers, so I look forward when you talk about the life in New York.

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  2. Congrats on two years. You are one of my favorite people to read because you have such interesting topics. I also read most of your commenters too because you are right, the insights others share is terrific. Here’s to many more years!

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  3. Took me a while to figure out widgets…lol…If you look at my blog on a laptop (not in reader) and you see a margin on the right that has my instragram feed, blog stats (followers), a search window, a list of recent posts…those are all widgets that I added to my margin. ๐Ÿ™‚ I can take them away or move them or add new ones as I see fit. I’ve contemplated putting the Goodreads widget on but I decided against it because many people read in reader and don’t see the ‘blog set up’ etc.

    Maybe this helps?

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  4. Two years … so many years ahead. I think most of us start blogging with a fairly specific theme in mind and then, lo and behold, new ideas pop up and side shoots sprout. And how well thatโ€™s been working for you! Keep on exploring every idea that grabs you. Your readers are listening!

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  5. Congratulations! I always find your poststo be thought provoking. Don’t worry about the new block editor….just read a tutorial first. I feel better about it than I did last week when I blogged about my first attempt, as the second went better. I have a link to a basic tutorial if you or anyone else is interested?

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  6. I love your posts. I also wonder sometimes if I need to do what you are doing – stick to a theme – but for now, I just ramble on what’s going on and I’ll see where it leads. Thank you for writing!

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    1. I started doing themes because I started getting so excited by feedback that I had to expound on ideas. I always hear so much I never thought of!!

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  7. Oh god I am not doing well with the new block editor – I keep having to hassle the chat people – whereโ€™s the word count? How do I link it with twitter now? WHY WONโ€™T THE PICTURE STAY IN THE CENTRE! Damn. I hate change ๐Ÿคฏ I also hate how much I sound like my mother

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  8. I just had my 2 year anniversary, too. CongratZ!
    I think you hit the nail right on the head – we are growing and developing when it comes to blogging. It’s a good thing.
    And I agree with your dislike of the new editor. Why?????

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