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Sunday, July 2, 2017

How I Got My Start In Blogging


This is the second day of the blog challenge I have accepted. A suggestion to write about is how one got started doing niche or business. That is real easy for me to answer. I have always enjoyed writing. I first started writing on a website called Gather. I learned a lot from writers on Gather. I am still friends on Facebook and other writings websites with many of them. I still keep in contact from time to time. One day I wish to travel and meet my online friends. 

When Gather closed many of the members went to different writing websites. over time those closed down for another reason or other. I can't remember all the writing websites. A popular one was Bubblews. A recent one is Niume. I think many are gathering over on Virily and giving that website a try. I joined but haven't written yet. I joined to comment and stay in contact with some old writing friends. 

One of my friends suggested starting our own blogs. That's exactly what I did. I have had several over the years. This one Rusty2rusty's Chatter seems to be doing better than any other blog I have had. I am still writing on a few of the writing websites such as Mylot. As I love the people who are still there. I have been a member on Mylot for 11 years. That's a long to stay friends and make new ones. 

I do love writing about my niches and my life on this blog. I find it to be stress relieving and a way for me to get away for a little bit. I have honed down my writing niches to include home and family. Plus lifestyle. As my life is always changing. So, can my niches along with it. I do love creating and sharing new recipes. Especially using produce from my garden. My teenagers think I create and make some weird stuff. It must be strange to them if it isn't all comfort food and junk. This momma loves her veggies and fruit. I try to include them in almost anything I prepare. My favorite niches I like to write about are foods, animals, nature, home & family, and places I travel or visit. Most are local places. Sometimes I am lucky and are able to travel further. 

I am looking for to see what others have written about for their second day of this blog challenge. 

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  1. I got my start on the internet by joining groups. Most of them last for a while and then disappear but the crocheting group that I joined in 2001 (I think) is still going strong. It is a small group of about 30 crocheters and we have bonded over our love of crochet. It is a wonderful way to make friends. In 2006, I started my blog and it has grown to become the blog that it is now. At first, it was just short stories, without pictures, and now, I mostly write photo essays.

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    1. I love reading photo essay blogs. I am glad you have a good group where you have made strong bonds. That is important.

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  2. Funny, of all the places I have blogged I do miss Gather the most. Seem like gather and the early days of Xanga always got me the most comments. I am happy to see you blogging reguarly again.

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    1. I too miss Gather the most. I know we both have had to take breaks in between. I am glad we have become and remained friends after all these years. I am glad to see you still writing too.

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  3. Hi Sandy,
    Great to hear how you got into blogging, I got started in my blog because I like writing about home and life. Blogging is enjoyable and a lovely way to share stories. Look forward to reading more of your posts and stories about your life.

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    1. I should be writing again in the next couple of days. My life has been busy and it is hard at times to write with my teens running in and out.

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  4. Interesting blog Sandy! I got into blogging when I was heavy into product reviews. From there, it just mushroomed! I have met a few blogger friends and it's was so great. I've always thought it would be great to have a gathering of bloggers, that would be fun!

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    1. I love writing products reviews. I need to write a few. I love reading your blog. I always find some new and interesting.

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  5. I get most of my ideas and help from other bloggers like yourself. I am still new with blogging but it is up and running

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    1. I get ideas from other bloggers too. I keep a notebook where i write down ideas that pop in my head to write about. Sometimes its one word, other times it is a sentence or even go further and do a paragraph. Sometimes I write a whole article out as I am waiting at an appointment. I am glad to see you are still blogging.

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  6. I agree, it'd be fun to meet blogging buddies :)

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  7. Hi Sandy, First of all thanks for liking my Facebook page, Always Write. You've got a great blog here. I'm going to browse around just a little. I notice you take guest bloggers. I do too! Take a look at my page and tell me if you think it's too complicated. http://wp.me/p7tP3I-8U Thanks! I look forward to getting to know you better.

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    1. I love your Facebook page. Thank you for the compliment. Yes, I take guest bgloggers. I am will check your link out. Thanks for sharing it.

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  8. I got my start on bubblews, but that really was not blogging :) Glad I did though because that is where I met you!

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    1. Bubblews was more like short blog pieces you could piece together. I notice many members would have part 1, part 2 and so on when writing there. I am glad we met through Bubblews. I love reading your blogs. I am always learning something.

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  9. Hi Sandy. I started writing online at Hubpages 6 years ago after we have returned home to Germany from living almost 3 years in the Republic of Ireland. I already love writing since my childhood years but it was only in my journal. Gladfully, I accidentally read about Hubpages online and I thought why not. I have a lot to share being a Filipino Expat living in Germany for more than 3 decades. HP was only a start in my writing career. I was at Bubblews too and other writing sites which no longer exist. I am at Mylot too but have not seen you there. It's nice to meet other bloggers. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. I am on Mylot. I comment more than I create posts there. It has been awhile since I have been there. I go in spurts. I have been a member at Mylot for 11 years now.

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  10. I think a lot of us came to blogging through Bubblews. I actually miss that place. Wish it had been more successful.

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    1. Yes, I met many different people from all over the world through Bubblews. It was good while it lasted.

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