Tuesday 10 December, 2013 by Uncle Spike
Ok bloggers, hands up who is a ‘newbie’, who is an ‘old hand’ at this game? Me, I’m an ‘in-betweener’, having started my blogging life (if one can be so brash as to call it that) in June 2013. It’s been an interesting ride for sure, posting over 1100 pages of ‘stuff’, for want of a better word, ranging from my farming exploits to photo challenges; and from wacky childhood adventures to some far and not so far-flung travel adventures. Stats are solid and steady, so all in all, I am feeling relatively comfortable with my new found hobby.
One thing though, I admit to be a brain-picker; not afraid to go ask silly questions from those I perceive to be senior-bloggers, you know, the ‘old hands’; those guys and gals who have been there, done that in blogging terms, survived and bought the t-shirt. Helpful as ever is how I’ve found our little community; all very supportive.
Now, as a semi-veteran of 16 months, I find I need to ask less and less; in fact a couple of times recently I myself have been asked questions by ‘newbies’ out there, and I have been delighted to offer what nuggets of info I can. To be honest, most is all just advice I was given, or tips I have picked up along the way, so it feels only proper and neighbourly to now help out those just starting out as personal bloggers (as opposed to career bloggers who are into all that SEO malarkey and whatnot).
Personally, I find the Help & Support pages here on WordPress to be pretty comprehensive and understandable even to us oldies, and the WP Forums are also quite active and responsive too I have found. But in addition, my door is always open, or my email address (below) is at least. If you are a ‘newbie’ out there and need a shoulder to cry on, don’t be shy. Call it communal payback for the help I received from other bloggers.
Have a fun day peeps…