My ScrapBlogging Journey – Part 4

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Entering the Blogosphere

Now somewhere along the way I became a bit obsessed about scrapbooking. My family would tell you it was very early in the piece. I like to think I was in control of my addiction for a while longer than that. Anyway, I thought I’d like to start a blog and, although I had no real idea what I wanted to do with it, I thought I’d probably write a bit about scrapbooking and maybe post a layout or two.

Scrapbooking, digital scrapbooking, hybrid scrapbookingScraps of Mind was born on 18th January 2006.

At the time I had no idea it was going to play such a large part in my life. Through it I have met so many wonderful people and read so many terrific blogs. Many of you reading this have shared my journey from those early blogging days.

In the early days I was posting about once a week. I wrote about events, and hobbies, oh, and a bit about scrapbooking too (!!). The response from the wonderful scrapbooking blog community was so encouraging I found myself writing a post every second day. Wow this was getting serious.

And more and more people seem interested in reading Scraps of Mind. This was incredible. I found I really enjoyed writing and developing Scraps of Mind, in no small part due to the wonderful support of my fabulously encouraging readership.

So I decided to try and develop Scraps of Mind a bit further. First I moved it to its own domain. And what a drama that was. I moved it onto Seona’s server first but we had a lot of problems because it is a Windows based server rather than UNIX (that’s the sum total of my technical understanding of the problems and I dI blog therefore I amon’t really want to dive any deeper). So then I rented some server space from Pretentia.com (Thatch’s company) and we moved it again. Thatch got it bedded down nicely for me and we were off and running.

But sadly all the shunting around had broken many of my links with other blogs (so if you link to me on your blog, please check that it is pointing to http://www.scrapsofmind.com rather than the old WordPress domain) and my traffic plummeted. Needless to say, I was devastated. But fortunately we have pulled everything back together again and are now driving ahead even better than before.

The next big move in my blogging progress was to join Yaro Starak’s Blog Mastermind Mentoring Program. I have to say that if you are really interested in building a great blog, this is a fabulous program. Like anything in life, you reap what you sow. So in order to get the best value from the program you have to implement the recommendations and put in the effort needed. But I’m really enjoying it, and many readers have commented on the improvements I’m constantly making to Scraps of Mind as a result of the Program. To find out more about the Blog Mastermind Program click here.

So where to from here?

The answer is, I don’t know. But I’m so loving this ScrapBlogging Journey that I’m happy to go wherever it leads me. And I hope you’ll be coming along for the ride.

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6 Responses to My ScrapBlogging Journey – Part 4

  1. Hannah October 17, 2007 at 6:13 pm #

    A great journey so far! And much more to come, I am sure.

  2. Tink October 18, 2007 at 1:13 am #

    I’ll be here tagging along with you. :)

  3. karooch October 18, 2007 at 8:28 am #

    Thanks Hannah and Tink, I really appreciate your company.

  4. Olga October 29, 2007 at 12:00 am #

    For some reason I manage to erase this blog from my reader and now it even has a new name. LOL

    Well reading the last part that refers to the “addiction” I must somehow share that Internet has the awful habit of making you an addict. So I kind find myself in a similar situation. I do not have a blog, but it’s becoming a major thought and consideration that only reason (what I’m supposed to be writing for instance) could keep at bay for the moment.

    Thanks so much for sharing this trip with us and best wishes. :O)

  5. karooch October 29, 2007 at 7:41 am #

    Glad to see you’re back with me again Olga. And i guess there are worse addictions you might be succumbing to. So just go with the flow, I say.

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