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.
Scraps 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 don’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.