After finally managing to publish my first post, I now realise there is still quite a lot of work to be done. If any of you experienced bloggers out there read this, you must be laughing, thinking “it’s not that hard!”. And of course you are right, I just happen to be one of those annoying people who want every aspect of any project I do to be perfect. And I have this stupid need to understand how everything works behind the scenes, it doesn’t matter that it is totally unnecessary for any success. My better half’s take on this is that perfect equals slow, very slow. Somehow, he always manages to complete any project in lightening speed and the worst part is, they are always very good. Infuriating!
When looking on the net for helpful advise I found literally dozens and dozens of websites and YouTube clips giving advise on how to start a blog, talk about confusing! But hey, a little advise can go a long way so to help me with this blogging business, I have decided to get some help by doing the 30 Day Blog Challenge. It surely can’t hurt and who knows, I might actually learn something.
I will be playing with the look of my website until I’m a 100% happy with it and you will most certainly find small changes as we go along and as I’m getting better at it. So please bear with me and if any of you have any suggestions I love to hear them. I just hope I have correctly inserted the contact form!
When I told some friends I’m starting a blog, the first question was “What are you blogging about?” According to most blogging advise on the net, I must have a subject to talk about, a niche. Well, that’s just it. I don’t have any particular subject in mind, I really just want to talk about everyday things, share my observations and experiences and in doing so, hopefully put a smile on your face. So starting with my next blog, I will give you an insight into my everyday but crazy life. Come join me!
And hey, if there is any particular subject you think I should mull over, please use the contact form and let me know.
I’m totally new to this blogging business and starting a blog is a bit scary. I admit it, putting yourself out there for all to see is a bit daunting, to say the least. But hey, sometimes you really must get out of your comfort zone.
So after numerous trials and tribulations, I’m finally ready to write my first post. This will delight my long suffering husband to no end. He has patiently listened to my constant sighing and cursing while setting up my website. Who could have known that an “easy 5-minute installation and a further 20 minutes customisation” could take well over a week?
Sometimes you just have to ask for help
I could have my life a lot easier by simply asking for help. But, much as I hate to admit it, I am my own worst enemy. I’m just so darn stubborn, I like to sort things out for myself. That’s how I learn. This time however, I had to swallow my pride and ask for help (to the utter astonishment of my husband!). The problem was not with the host or my theme and when I finally contacted the hosting company, they had me up and running in no time.
My slightly aging laptop together with a less than speedy internet connection have to take all the blame for initial problems. The laptop has some very strange quirks that I have tried to iron out for the last 12 months to no avail. So it’s now on borrowed time, soon to be replaced with a laptop that is actually willing to work with me and knows who’s boss.
Why am I starting a blog you might ask.
After a bit of soul searching, I realise I would like to talk about issues that affect us all and how we overcome them. How do we stay positive when the world around us is spinning out of control? What can we do to make our lives happier and healthier?
But most of all, I hope to bring a bit a fun and put a smile on peoples faces with my posts, pictures and observations. My tag-line, “Life as I see it”, though not particularly original, describes what this website is all about. No particular subject, just my Scandinavian roots trying to have fun and make sense of this wonderful and exciting life we navigate through.