My First Blog

So after so much consideration and planning I have finally taken the plunge and started a website and blog!  It has not been easy going and those of you that know me understand how technically minded I am (technology and maths are not my thing).  This is the start of what I hope will be a long, fun and helpful journey for you as well as me.  First of all let me say that all the planning in the world did not prepare me for this!

Well, I am a muppet; things are always more complicated than I think they will be and this experience was no different.  Maybe it is just how I go about things and life in general.  I should have known that what I thought would take an hour, would take a day and I am still not as far ahead with this site as I thought I might be. I wanted lots of images, maybe a video, and a couple of downloadable items, hopefully tomorrow.

I feel that time is running out.  I don’t know what for, but I think if I have a very long life I will still not achieve what is in my head right now, and things are being added to ‘my head’ on a daily basis. Am I alone? Probably not.  I am sure many crafters and artists feel the same.  So, having read so much about what a website should include and how you should run a blog, you will not have much to ‘takeaway’ from this post, other than knowing that my first day of this site has been long, difficult but fun.  Here are my first top tips:

Top Tips to starting a website/blog

  1. Plan, but don’t assume it will be easy! (we all know what ‘assume’ means)
  2. Get as much advice as you can, but it won’t make any sense if you are anything like me.
  3. Know what you are going to have on your site but also know it will take longer than you think.
  4. DO IT, I am sure it will be worth it in the end.

19 thoughts on “My First Blog

  1. Chantale Lepage June 30, 2018 — 6:19 pm

    I can’t wait to see all your great content! Yay! 💓 so excited for you xx

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  2. Michele Scott July 1, 2018 — 1:39 pm

    This is the start of something Great!!!!!

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  3. Crystal Beavers July 2, 2018 — 2:22 pm

    I’m so happy for you I can’t wait to see what you have in store for all of us.

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  4. Sharon F Cherry July 2, 2018 — 2:34 pm

    So excited for you! (And for us!) Can’t wait for more! You are an amazing artist!

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  5. Fantastic tracie. Good luck with your new venture it’s the start of something fantastic xxx

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  6. Congratulations, Tracie! Love love love you and all your work! Cheers,Diana!

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  7. Vicki Whitsitt July 2, 2018 — 5:54 pm

    Congratulations on getting started – I am excited for you and looking forward to what is next! You are very talented and fun, I wish you great success with this new adventure. Hugs Vicki

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  8. Congrats. Page looks great.

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  9. Congratulations Tracie, this is very exciting. I had a blog years ago, and I do remember it got easier after the first year or so LOL! I am proud of you, I know how intense this has been for you, but I am positive it will reap reward. You know we are all here, supporting you and want you to suceed. Hugs from Nch xxx

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    1. Ah that is so sweet, thank you. I now know I can reply to posts! Go figure 😀 LOL


  10. Well look at you go Darlin!!!!!,

    I’m so excited for you and also so looking forward of somewhat being part of your journey.
    Your videos have helped me get on with some pretty difficult days , thank you so much.
    God Bless you and your own Tracie,

    Now I can’t wait for you too get your wiggle on and try don’t too trip over that sh”! My dear!!! Hehehehe

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    1. Hehehehe, you really made me smile. Thank you huni xxx


  11. Love that you have started this. Doesn’t matter how long it takes to get things right for you it’s the journey that matters. 💕💕💕

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  12. elegantlyprimitive September 4, 2018 — 7:08 pm

    Go to my website and see if there is anything there that you would like to learn how to do for your website and I will try to help you. I know how bad the learning curve is believe me.

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  13. Well let’s get this party going girl!! Can’t wait for what’s ahead! You are one of the best! Hugs and blessings! Jill

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