100th Post!! The Things I Know About Blogging… Errr… Actually…

Well, it’s been 100 posts, amazingly.  Here are some of my newbie thoughts:

1.  I don’t know any thing about blogging! It’s a bit like life, the more you know about it, the more you know you don’t know.  It’s like an unfolding paper puzzle, with pretty things flying out as you unfold more and more.

2. It’s alright to have a bit of a fiddle. I definitely like re-visiting posts and doing re-writes and changing photos etc etc.  You just CAN’T do that with the printed book, so it’s refreshing to be able to constantly tinker with online writing and piccies.

3. There’s so much that can be improved in your back end. This is also just like life, as every mother reading will totally understand.  It’s probably easier to fix up the back end of your blog and make that gorgeous.

4. It’s a great idea to go to bloggy conferences.  So mentally stimulating and so inspiring… and you learn stuff.  Enjoyed Sydney Bloggers, missed Blogopolis, looking forward to Problogger Conf in Melb.

5. Blogging will make you a better mother. It will, and lets face it, that was a big ask.  There’s so much good stuff to learn, planning for the family, great recipes to feed the family, ideas for every part of life, and great ways to simply enjoy the moment.  I didn’t expect to benefit this much from blogging, but am.  Grateful!

Here are a couple of the many things I certainly don’t know about blogging:

I don’t know how people do it, how do they post daily? How?  Are their brains the size of the planet?  Do they have the bestest behaved kids ever?  I’m amazed and admiring.

I don’t know quite how to keep up with all the good stuff I’d like to read. Google Reader is really handy, but it doesn’t add in hours to the day. Books are being neglected, TV watching is minimal.  Ideas please!

I don’t know exactly what I am doing with this blog or where it’s going. I think I’ll do another 100 posts and see where we all end up!

Maybe blogging is like the motherhood/work/life balance and like eating healthily, you can have it all, but you can’t have it all at once.

I’d love to find out how and when you blog, and when do you read around other peoples’ blogs.

Stand by, post 101 coming soon!

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  1. Congratulations on hitting a ton. As you’re the mother of a cricketer you should appreciate the significance! I bet you’ve learnt a lot in that time. I am always impressed with your ‘techie’ skills. I like writing but all that stuff about adding videos etc. is still beyond me. Can just about manage images, thankfully.
    And yes, how do people blog daily?!

  2. Jodi Gibson says:

    Congratulations on your 100th post! You’re an old hand now :)
    I’m with you on all of those points and just love the journey of blogging too.

    • Thanks Jodi, it seems to have come along pretty fast. Think I will aim now to do shorter posts and try to do them more often.

  3. Congratulations on the big 100 Seana, and here’s to the next 100!

  4. Congrats on your century. See you at problogger. You will have to sign my book. :)

  5. Congrats on the 100. I’m still figuring out what works for me. Right now I am not blogging as often as other things in my life need my focus and attention. The nice thing about a blog is that it will wait patiently until I get back to it unlike my children!

  6. I agree with this and especially your sentence “Maybe blogging is like the motherhood/work/life balance and like eating healthily, you can have it all, but you can’t have it all at once.” – that is how i was posting 6-7 days for a while – neglecting house and kids ; )

  7. Hi Seana, I’m new to your Blog from the rewind. We have the same kid configuration except my 4 came within 48 months!! I’ve just left Sydney so bit of a bummer I didn’t get to read your Sydney ideas. Nevermind!

    The only time I can blog is in the evening when the kids are in bed and the only way I find other blogs is through these rewinds which are great fun! I seem to be busy enough just reading the few blogs I have on my list but it’s gear to meet new bloggers and suddenly I have oodles of time to go that now we are currently on the road for 3 months.

    Have a great weekend!

    Mel x

  8. I’m still yet to hit the 100 posts. I know how you feel about finding the time. I had grand dreams of how often i was going to post but there have been a couple of *months* where i’ve barely got a more than a couple of posts done. I’m doing better lately though.

    As for reading – i have Google Reader on my phone and keep on top of my reading that way. When i have a spare moment on the train, waiting in line, sitting in the car etc. I hate wasting time and this helps overcome my frustration when i’m waiting around for something.

  9. Lovely Seana, I love your blogging analogies, I really do – especially the one about the back end!

    Congratulations on your century…

    And thank you for linking up to the Weekend Rewind!

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