On May 19th 2008, I stuck my toes into the big blogging pool for the first time. I wasn't sure how I was going to manage all the technical stuff like posting photo's, adding hyper-links etc. Then of course what on earth would I write about that would interest anyone else?
However two months later ThatBritishWoman blog is still around, and I reached a milestone yesterday of 5,000 hits on the blog...YEAH!!!!! So I figure I must be doing something right somewhere?
Two months later, I still love to blog. I do still have minor panic attacks now and then about what on earth am I going to say this week, but you know something always pops up. I am still puzzled by the technical aspect of things, and would love to make my blog fancier like other people's. I am learning things every day. Just the other day Nita, from Phancy Pages, emailed me to tell me how to put a degree sign in my recipes, ALT 0176 Did you know that? I didn't? I would love to put a strike, a solid line through words, as though I have crossed them out, but have no idea how? So if anyone knows that please let me know. Is there a list of codes out there that tells me how to do these things. I would love to be able to change the font and colour of my posts, don't know how to do that either. Also where do people find all the neat pictures, as I would have loved to have put a Happpy Anniversary pitcure on this post?
One thing I found really funny with blogging is the conversations within conversations that go on. For example, you may be reading a post about baking a cake. You read the comments, then all of a sudden there is a comment about yes you can buy that toaster from that store. And you're thinking what has that got to do with a cake? However I have discovered that the original poster had maybe asked a question on another blog, and that person is answering her back on her own blog. The first few times I saw this I was puzzled, as to what was going on. Now, I hold my hand up to being guilty of doing this....LOL
I must say one thing about blogging, its addictive. I do try and limit my time on the computer, but more times than not, I figure I'll just pop on for a few minutes and next time I look up an hour has passed.
Another thing I have learned there are such a lot of creative people in this world, and thanks to the internet, we are just a click away, if we have a question. I have learned a lot about people, about the countries they live in, about what is considered normal in their country. About different ways of doing everyday things. I am a firm believer you should try and learn something new everyday. It keeps your mind active and stimulates the brain.
I have no regrets at starting this blog, and have to say 99.9% of people have been super nice.
So here's too many more months of blogging!!!! And a big thank you to you all for visiting me and commenting on the blog, as without you I would be talking to myself......even more than I normally do!!