Ten Tips for New Bloggers

Before I started blogging…

1. I wish I knew how all consuming the blogosphere can be.

2. I wish I knew how hard I’d work to carve out the time to be fully present in social media.

3. I wish I knew how important finding the right-fit community is.

4. I wish I knew that I’d fall madly in love with so many writers and their stories.

5. I wish I knew that I’d stay up late and wake up early just to read one more post, comment on one more piece of heart.

6. I wish I knew how people’s kindness would slay me.

7. I wish I knew how much I’d grow, change, learn, better myself.

8. I wish I knew how to tell my story better- why I blog, what my blog is about.

9. I wish I knew to only publish what I authentically love and am fiercely proud of.

10. I wish I knew that stepping away to breathe in my children {twice} is always a choice. And a good one at that.


 The fabulous

Liz of a belle, a bean and a chicago dog and Jessica of Four Plus an Angel

are hosting a Summer Blog Social.

Bloggers are learning, sharing, and collaborating

because that’s just what we do.

Amazing, isn’t it?

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  1. I wish I had known all of these things, too, but it’s been fun getting to learn them all the same as I grow as a writer and expand my connections in this blogosphere. I never imagined this crazy world the first time I hit “publish” but I’m so grateful I discovered it.

    My life would never be the same without knowing amazing bloggers just like you :)


  2. Well said, Galit. And I love the photos you chose to go with this post!!

  3. I wish you had called me when you set up the slip and slide so I could have flopped around in it like a fish.

    Great list! I love the bloggy world and its amazing inhabitants.

  4. How is it that you always have me in tears? Everything you write is beautiful, even blogging “tips”.

  5. Love! And the photos are beautiful. I am glad that blogging led me to you, because reading your words makes my soul happy.

  6. All of this? Is so true. And making sure to step away occasionally? So important.

  7. Love your words, love your pictures. You say so much with so few words. That’s your talent. Did you know that before you started blogging? xo

  8. So very true. I had no idea the amount of time I would put into this whole blogging gig. But you know what? I don’t regret it. For a second!

  9. Oh, so true! Very well said – and photographed, too!

  10. And with that … you have a new subscriber. I can relate to every single one of these points!

  11. A beautiful post. So true. And still, we are learning :-)

  12. Such good lessons. #3. Can’t quite seem to nail that one. and #9. I wish that I didn’t sometimes post something just because it’s been 3 days and I need to get something up now or no one will ever read my blog again and then the world will just STOP.
    Also, that first photo, your girl looks SO much like you. Such a pretty girl.

  13. I completely agree! & I love the pictures!!

  14. These are perfect!

  15. I’m so glad you discovered the blogging world
    So glad you put your words down for us to read.
    You inspire me.

  16. Another way of looking at it, is how writing and the people you have met, have made you so aware and happy?

    Such lovely words, Galit. They hit me at the right time, the right way, today.

    Thank you

  17. I agree with all of these. 9 and 10 are my favorites. Our families matter the most. And it’s only worth hitting publish if it’s something we are proud of. I keep trying to tell myself that.

  18. I’m glad I didn’t know some of them – I would have been afraid to start and would have missed out on so much, especially the friendship!

  19. Love these tips – very powerful the way you wrote them too. Awesome!

  20. So true! I can’t tell you how many nights I’ve intended to just read one more post, then I look up and it’s been an hour and a half. Then I get in bed and keep reading on my phone. And learning to step away sometimes to reacquaint yourself with the reason you started in the first place? Definitely worth it. The twitter withdrawal shakes will stop eventually.

  21. You just don’t know what you’re getting yourself into when you start. I have completely fallen in love with it.

  22. This is really a lovely post. So simple, and it reminds me of all the things I really love about blogging and connecting with people. :) Great job with the prompt.

  23. JDaniel4's Mom says:

    I love this post. Really truly love all these lessons. I am still working on the end of your list.

  24. great list. sometimes i really wish people would have said all these things to me before blogging too… but even if someone would have, I”m not sure i would’ve believed it.

    thanks for stopping by… see ya again soon! 😉

  25. Yeeeupp, that about says it all. Thank you.

  26. All of these–so wonderful. I love the way you write (I know I always say that, but it’s so TRUE!). A piece of heart. I love that. I could spend 24 hours a day on my computer. I love the blogging world. I’m so surprised by it everyday.

  27. This is perfect Galit. If I had your way with words this is just what I would say!

  28. Great list….and me too!

  29. Sweet and simple and so true. Great job Galit.

  30. Great tips and lovely pictures. Am I wrong to think of the slip-and-slide as a really good metaphor for being a blog writer/social media person? You get up, slide along, finish the ride and then…do it again. Thanks!

  31. —What a unique way to put down your “I Wish.”
    9. I wish I knew to only publish what I authentically love and am fiercely proud of. (I think all of us want this, too!) xx

  32. I love the way you wrote this! It is all so true!

  33. Oh yeah- you said it all! If I had known that I would make one of the best friends I could ever ask for- through blogging- even through she is 2500 miles away – I surely would have jumped in a lot sooner. At least when it comes to the level of blogging I do now. I feel like I missed out on so much in the beginning. But I am so glad it’s taking me on this journey now.

  34. Very well put, Galit. Even when giving blogging advice, your words are still absolutely beautiful.

  35. You hit the nail on the head! I totally wish I’d known how much time blogging would take. And I wish I’d known how many amazing friends I would make! And I also wish I’d known what a better mother and wife being a blogger would make me.

    Well said my friend!

  36. I love this, Galit. I completely agree with #4 – I, too, have fallen ‘in love’ with many writers. One of them being you. Keep being fabulous!

  37. I have to admit I haven’t linked up with the #SummerBlogSocial –

    I didn’t think I had the time nor did I feel like I had worthy contributions for a post…

    And now.

    I find myself lurking on everyone else’s posts…and learning and thinking and loving what everyone is sharing.

    This was a sweet peek into your thoughts on blogging. (with pictures, no less!)

    So I’m off to breathe in my children (twice) before leaving them for the weekend…
    I’ll be celebrating my 15-year wedding anniversary with my husband.

    Blogging has become so much a part of my life. And then there’s a whole other part of my life that’s separate.

    I wish I’d known how much those lines would blur…


  38. Blogging is hard work isn’t it? Who never I’d lose even more sleep than I had when my baby was born?

    Ugh, but I can’t help but love it. I’m tempted to give up in many moments and then I read blogs like yours and get to know bloggers like you and I’m inspired to continue.

    Ditto – great photos. Your kiddos are adorable!

  39. I love when I read such positive, happy blogging stories!! Thanks for linking up and I love seeing the pics of your kids.

  40. yes – I relate, too. If it weren’t for blogging, we wouldn’t know each other – so happy we do! :)

  41. Hope you’re having a great weekend, hun! *HUGS*

  42. People slay me for many reasons around here!

  43. Love this post – what a great summary of all the great things that come from blogging!

  44. That is a great post, right there.
    I chose the same topic for the last workshop and I love your take on it.
    Simple but profound.
    Blogging can be quite consuming can’t it?
    I think your blog is LOVELY and I love the simple way you write.

  45. I love how you did this…wrote with your heart :) You’re amazing, Galit!!

  46. Great post. Sometimes I wonder if I should go back and “fix” my earlier posts. I feel my writing gets better as I learn more and more. But, alas – I would rather read more and comment more than go re-hash old topics.