Blogging in a Blogging Wonderland: A little song about my blogging experiences to date

At the end of each school half term I have made a promise to myself to look back on how I am finding blogging so far. This will help me smile at the good stuff that has happened, but also make me consider if the blog is worth the time that I am spending on it.

So far, so very very happy. I am definitely going to stick around a little longer.  A few reasons for this joyous joy:

  • I’ve met some lovely people – real flesh people and blogospheric people.
  • I am happier now I have something in my life I enjoy doing just for me. And I really don’t feel guilty about that at all. Ha.
  • I’ve got a real place to focus thoughts and ideas that have previously spent decades flying aimlessly around my befuddled brain.
  • I’ve had some really nice assurance that things are going OK: from individuals who know what they are talking about; to Mumsnet making a couple of my posts their Blog of the Day, and putting one more on their front page; to Tots100 making one of my posts one of their Good Reads. Thank you.
  • I’ve had the opportunity to enter a few competitions where I have rediscovered writing poems – something I haven’t done since I was 15, when I wrote horrible things about no doubt lovely teachers.
  • I’ve had so much help from WordPress, Britmums and Netmums and their forums, that the whole techy side has so far gone quite swimmingly (cue loss of everything I have ever blogged).

I’m spending a bit too much time on things that I am not sure really matter to me – some of the social media tools for example. Also, I need to improve my writing and get more confident with my ‘written voice’, whatever that may be! I am going to address that in the New Year. In the meantime, I have summarised how I have found my first three months as a blogger into the song below.

I was going to do a YouTube video of me singing it but I chickened out – I look like crap, and I cannot really sing. Sorry about that. Nevertheless, here are the lyrics. Sing it to the tune of, “Winter Wonderland”. Send me a verse of your own if you fancy.

Enjoy it, have a Merry Christmas, and happy blogging.

Winter Wonderland

Blogging in a Blogging Wonderland

Three months ago
Life was not thrilling
Domestic chores
Had gained top billing
But then I turned on my Mac
And without glancing back
I started blogging in this blogging wonderland

Check page view stats
Every morning
Most of the time
They’re appauling
I’ve got no Kred or Klout
Page Rank is equal to nowt
But I’m still singing in my blogging wonderland

Twitter is still proving time consuming
Got three likes on Facebook – one is me
Google+ remains perpetually confusing
And Instagram and Pinterest leave me at sea-ea-ea

WordPress, Mumsnet, and Tots 100
Netmums, Britmums, all these I’ve plundered
For some cracking advice
To improve my blog life
So far so lovely in my blogging wonderland

And ain’t it nice when someone ‘likes’ or makes a comment
On words and phrases you have crafted carefully?
Stats ain’t sky high but now is not to the time to lament
Those who find me tend to quite like what they rea-ea-ead

Now each time that I press publish
It gives new hope my blog’s not rubbish
Someone new follows me
And I declare, gleefully
I’m sticking with it in my blogging wonderland

Thank you for wand’ring in my blogging Wonderlaaaaaaaaaaaannnddd [BIG FINISH}

 

32 thoughts on “Blogging in a Blogging Wonderland: A little song about my blogging experiences to date

    • Abby says:

      I wish I could speak Spanish, but I cannot. So I put this comment into Google Translate which told me it says,

      “Not far from this world you made ​​for these blogs! I encourage! That has left you a follower more!Merry Christmas to all @ s!”

      Thankyou for your kind words and have a lovely Christmas. And here is what I just said, in Google-translate Spanish

      “Gracias por sus amables palabras y tienen una preciosa Navidad. Y esto es lo que acabo de decir, en Google-traduzco Español”

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  1. Mammasaurus says:

    Loving the poem – I was humming along throughout! I must echo what Emma says – so long as you do it for yourself first and foremost and write what makes you happy and give your satisfaction then it will always be rosey! x

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    • Abby says:

      Thank you very much. I’m currently jotting a few things down where I am thinking about what I want out of the blog. It’s really important to keep in mind doing what I enjoy doing so thanks for the nudge that way.

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  2. Shell Louise says:

    Great song! I’ve given up on checking stats and worrying about all that. I started the blog to record our family life for the children so I’m back to doing it for the love of blogging and the memories it creates for us all 🙂

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  3. Ves says:

    Named after a movie on a nuclear holocaust. That must have been some birth! Maybe your dad was one of the first dads to be in the room with their wives during childbirth. He should have named you after a pioneer. Like Vasco De Gama could work well for both male or female, or Ferdinand Magellan? Ferdinand for a boy and Magellan for a girl. Anyway ‘Yes’ to your song!

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  4. Lina says:

    With havin so much content do you ever run into any issues of plagorism or copyright violation? My blog has a
    lot of completely unique content I’ve either authored
    myself or outsourced but it appears a lot of it
    is popping it up all over the web without my agreement.
    Do you know any techniques to help prevent
    content from being ripped off? I’d really appreciate it.

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