Blogging & Technology

16:32 Alyson Tart 4 Comments

I'm a hobby blogger. This blog is for me to document my life overseas. Lately, it's been a historical biography rather than an interesting narrative on life, but that's because my real job has gotten in the way. That's why I've decided not to write rather than bullet out what we've seen and done. But, I'll get there.

Besides, that, I always find when I revisit my blog, I find something new I want to do to the page.

As I've gotten further along in blogging, I've found I enjoy creating my own website more and more. 

I started (as almost all do) with a blogger default template. Then I changed to a template I downloaded online. Then I changed again. Then I found out how to code some changes I couldn't make to my template like the multi-layered drop downs. Then I figured out about coding into a table onto a page.  And I know the list will continue to grow.

While I can say with almost 100% certainty I'll never find a job in coding (just like I'll almost 100% certainly find a job in travel writing, which I'm okay with), I have to say that I find it immensely satisfying being able to figure out what I want to do with my site and how to make it happen.

I've also started branching out into newer social media/online outlets.  While I may have adopted Facebook early, I'm a late adapter to almost everything else.

Case in point - I finally gave in to Twitter! My first tweet?
A re-tweet because for the life of me couldn't figure out how to share a tweet I was tagged in and add my own comments (although one week in and I'm still not 100% certain on this one still!)

Also new to Bloglovin - while my blog isn't a big hit yet, I'm enjoying reading others blogs with travel inspiration and funny stories, and also seriously reflecting on the rampage of blogging lately.

Who knows what else is out there for me to discover!

Any tips/suggestions/hacks?

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  1. Great post glad that you have found your way to Twitter. Best advice for Twitter is setting yourself up on Hootsuite or similar. Sharing pictures on Twitter also gets you more shares Lucy

  2. I'm exactly the same when it comes to always wanting to change something on my blog, and failing to write as many posts as I want to cause I'm too busy editing some code or other! Your site looks amazing though, so totally worth it :)

    1. Aw, thanks Catherine! I'm not particularly creative, but it's fun to try and figure it all out!