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Three Months In The Blogosphere

Three Months In The Blogosphere

It’s hard for me to believe but this weekend will mark my 3 month blogiversary.  I’m not gonna lie I feel a little proud for keeping up with it for this long. Someone told me when I first started that many blogs don’t make it past two months so it feels like a small victory.  The last three months I have found myself getting sucked into to everything blog whether it is social media, participating in linky parties, taking pictures, jotting down ideas, researching, or reading other blogs.  While it has been overwhelming it has also been  a lot of fun and motivated me to learn about a lot of new things.

I’ve spent a lot of time playing around with different WordPress themes and I have to tell you I’m so indecisive that I don’t think I’ll ever be truly happy with any of them.  Although this may be because of my quest to not pay for a theme (I’m being cheap I know).  Finding the right sharing button’s has also been hard for me.  If anyone knows of a good sharing button that will publish your featured photo along with the link I would greatly appreciate you sharing which one you use.

Some things that I have really enjoyed doing:

  • #TribalChat-  I have finally been able to get the hang of tribal chat.  It’s a weekly twitter chat session with a beautiful group of parenting and lifestyle bloggers.  Some one from the group hosts every week and prepares a list of about 5 questions that help us get to know each other better and also start up good conversation.  We are not ashamed to admit that a lot of our chats involve mention of cake and big bottles of wine.  You can find out more about us by following on twitter @TribalChatTweet we would love to have you as we are a very friendly bunch.
  • Linkies- I mentioned linky parties in my First Month Blogging Post but I will say it again “I absolutely love linky parties”.  I am thoroughly amazed at my fellow bloggers who host linkies and keep up with them so well.  I don’t have the exact figures but I would have to say 80% of my comments come from the linkies I participate in.  I could probably write an entire post about my favorite ones (maybe I will).  The only problem is that there are so many great ones that I can’t really participate in them all each week. So I try to hit them all at least once a month.
  • Twitter-  In the last three months I have reached over 1,500 followers which I am very pumped about.  I am hoping to reach 2,000 by the end of the week.  You follow me here @teammomlife to catch up on my latest posts and interact.  At this point twitter is what I use the most in terms of social media as it’s where I am able to find so many new people and blogs to connect with.
  • #MonthlyMileClub-  If you haven’t heard yet this month I created a walking challenge where anyone can register and sync up their fitness trackers to help motivate each other in being more active.  My hope is that we can set a community mile goal each month and work together to reach it.  Anyone who is interested in learning more can check it out here.  While creating the challenge I learned how to design and code my own blog badge which ended up working out pretty well.
  • Stumble upon- Until a few months ago I had never heard of stumble upon.  I just happened to over hear a few of my fellow #tribalchat bloggers talking about it by chance and it has drastically helped me in my blogging journey.  If you haven’t tried out the app you should really check it out.  Ever since I started submitting my posts and other people’s posts that I enjoy my traffic has doubled.  I’ll admit it seems like some weeks I only get a few views but when it’s working well I have gotten up to fifty.

 

Looking into the future I am trying to set some small goals for my blog

  • Find someone to do a guest post
  • Get at least 5 people participating in #MonthlyMileClub
  • Turn my Coffee Addict’s Anonymous posts into a regular funny series about my love for caffeine
  • Set up a giveaway (no clue how to do this) when I reach 2,000 twitter followers

What goals have you set for yourself? What is your favorite social media platform? What struggles and triumphs have you had while starting a blog?

 

 

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57 thoughts on “Three Months In The Blogosphere”

  • Wow only 3 months of blogging and you’ve accomplished a lot. Well done!

    My goals are to simply continue enjoying what I’m writing and improve my blog’s look and functionality. I have another goal which isn’t as important, to get published on Huffington Post.

    My favourite social media platform is Twitter, to be honest, mainly due to Tribal Chat!

    The struggles I’ve encountered have been due to myself, doubting whether I’m any good at writing. Triumphs would be winning featured blogger on #BloggerClubUK one week and also on #PuddingLove.

    #triballove

  • Ah congratulations on 3 months! I’ve been at it for 3 years now and it still feels like im a newbie in many ways! You’ve done so well with what youve achieved! x #dreamteam

  • You have achieved a lot well done! I heard the 2 month blog drop off as well, I’m at 4 months (maybe 5 I’m not sure) and proud to be still knocking about, here’s to another few months 😉 #ablogginggoodread

  • Happy Blogiversary!! Your blog looks fantastic for just three months old 🙂 – Well done on everything you’ve achieved so far!

    I am exactly the same in being decisive when it comes to choosing a blog theme on WP, I keep changing mine every now and then (I’m still looking for the perfect one haha)… Good luck with your goals too! 🙂

    Manny xx

  • Ah this is lovely to read! Like Sarah said you have accomplished loads so it seems like you’ve been doing it longer than three months, that’s awesome. I love your theme! I also adore tribal chat as it’s so much fun. I am sure you will achieve your blogging goals, you’re doing so well. #DreamTeam

  • You superstar..I am 4 months in and feel like its been only days, but then YEARS…my task this month was to go self hosted..it was a nightmare! I love Twitter too, though need to pay some attention to FB and Instagram soon..Pintrest is down the line…I think your theme looks perfect! Thank you for linking up to #ablogginggoodtime xx

    • You are a superstar as well! I started out self hosted so I think that helped since I didn’t have to take all the time to switch things over. Thanks for co-hosting #Ablogginggoodtime

  • Love hearing about new bloggers and their experiences! I have just started in the last few weeks! It’s been so much fun so far and I am looking forward to getting all my thoughts down and all of the exciting things we get up to as a family through my blog!

  • this is a great post, i’ve been blogging for 2 months and I just came a cross linkies in the past few day.. I still seem clueless at times This post is going to really help me 🙂 might try out stumble upon if i figure out how it works…lol and also might try out twitter and tribal chat.
    Thanks for sharing 🙂

  • This is so helpful! I’ve been blogging for 5months and still feel clueless!! I’ve seen the linkies but can’t figure out how they work. I’m very technologically disordered but trying 😊!

    • I think we all feel clueless when it comes to learning new things about blogging. Currently I am trying to figure out how to run a giveaway. Thanks for reading and commenting!

  • Wow I am stunned that you have only been blogging for 3 months…it has been so lovely to get to know you and you’re always so supportive of all my posts! I think your blog is fab and I love reading it, huge congrats on reaching this milestone and onto another 3 months 😉 you’ve achieved masses in such a short space of time and should be so proud of yourself. Thanks for linking up to #dreamteam lovely xx

    • That is so very kind of you to say lovely! I always love your posts as I usually feel like I can relate to everything that you have written about. You are always very kind to me as well. I’m amazed that you haven’t been doing it very long and are already hosting a linky. Thanks for having me on #dreamTeam

  • Hello and welcome to the #bestandworst linky, thanks for linking up. Well done for keeping up with the blogging, it can be tough but it is alot of fun. Thanks again anad hope you’ll link up again.

  • Well done to you. I’m pretty much a newbie, I set my blog up in September but had a few life obstacles so I had to take a break in January so I’m just back in the game, and like yourself I have much to learn. I hit 500 followers this week, it’s nice to be slowly growing. I just really need to be more organised and research things more, definitely Pinterest. Thanks for opening my eyes to a few things in the blog world that I can use to help me grow #kcacols

  • There’s so much to do when you start a blog eh! I’ve only been doing it a few months too and you’re already leaps ahead of me! I just don’t get Stumbleupon, do you? It seems like some days it’s throwing loads your way then it just stops!?
    Anyways, well done with everything! #KCACOLS
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  • Congratulations on 3 months of blogging and all you have achieved!! It’s amazing!! I am 4 months in and haven’t achieved as much! I need to work out Stumble Upon. I signed up and that’s as far as I got! Thank you for sharing. X #KCACOLS

  • Wow well done you! What a great achievement and so wonderful that you have done so much in just 3 months. It took me at least 3 months to be happy with my blog layout and everything. Thanks so much for linking up with #KCACOLS. We hope you come back again next week

  • Whoop 3 months! Congrats 🙂 I’m over two months in and loving it. I should have started sooner. There’s so much to do but it’s the biggest creative outlet I’ve ever had #KCACOLS

  • My blog is almost 19 months old now, which seems crazy to me! The time flies for definite 🙂 Twitter is probably my favourite social media, with Instagram a very close second! Here’s to many more fabulous months of blogging!

    Thanks for linking up to #PicknMix

    Stevie x

    P.S The shared image thing, you can use a plugin called Yoast SEO and set up your social media open graphs and twitter cards through it… google that if it sounds like another language 😉
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  • Congrats on making it to 3 months blogging, that is such a huge achievement as blogging is not easy. Tribal chat is a brilliant place for support and blog advice, I’ll learnt so much from the ladies. If you need advice on a blog post they are fab! Your Twitter followers sound bang on, I think I was on about that at 3 months. It’s the best platform for a blogger, chatting go bloggers and post promotion. I’m really glad to hear you are still enjoying blogging, looking forward to hearing how you got on over the next 3 months. Thanks for linking up at #fortheloveofBLOG. Claire x

  • Congratulations!! 🙂 there is so much to learn isn’t there!! I am constantly learning and updating my to do list! I’ve not joined in tribal chat so will check that out and I need to get better with StumbleUpon. Good luck with your mile club. Popping by from #PicknMix xx

  • Congrats! Reaching 3 months is no small achievement and it looks like you’re progressing nicely. Here’s to the next 3 months! #KCACOLS

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