Revisiting the Past
Loni tagged me with revisiting my first post (a blog hop created by Sarah Brentyn at Lemon Shark). A couple years ago, I posted about what a first post should be (an introduction to you and your blog). I also mentioned that I didn’t do that! (But hence rectified it.)
When I started blogging, I just jumped in. Didn’t research it. Didn’t look at other sites. Nothing. This gave me a huge learning curve. You’d never know by my true first post, what my intentions were.
But I retro-posted a welcome post and pre-dated it. I even channeled my 2009-self, both in the whys and style. It’s a far cry from Loni’s first, which she calls rambling and I call informative, personal, and delightful.
If you’ve visited here recently, you’ll see I’m a bit more chatty. 🙂
Since this post is part of a blog hop, it’s customary (and also part of the rules) to post the rules.
Obvious rules: No cheating. (It must be your first post. Not your second post, not one you love…first post only.) Link back to the person who tagged you (thank them if you feel like it or, if not, curse them with a plague of ladybugs).
- Cut and paste your old post into a new post or reblog your own bad self. (Either way is fine but NO editing.)
- Put the hashtag #MyFirstPostRevisited in your title. Note: I hate hashtags in blog titles, so I broke this one.
- Tag five (5) other bloggers to take up this challenge. I tag you! Yes you.
- Notify your tags in the comment section of their blog (don’t just hope they notice a pingback somewhere in their spam).
- Feel free to cut and paste the badge to use in your post.
- Include “the rules” in your post.
Completely silly rules she made up as she was typing: Drink a glass of wine, bottle of beer, cup of coffee, mug of herbal tea or whatever floats your boat after you hit “publish”. (In other words, toast yourself. Go you!) Read the post out loud in a Mickey Mouse voice.
Looking into the Here & Now
I’ve become twitterpated. It took me a long time to get into Twitter. What finally let me connect were the twitter chats. These are active chats on a topic for an hour. (I like the writing ones.) Everyone is kind and helpful. Nothing special has to be installed to participate, ya just follow the hashtag and read, comment, and reply.
They have agent chats, SSF chats, and just supportive stuff. I happened upon these, but if you know of any let me know in the comments.
I also found fun hashtag memes to participate in. The creator asks a question and everyone tweets their answer. Some of my favorites are:
Both are great ways to meet people!
(I’ve also discovered Twitter Pitches–but that’s another story.)
Was your first post informative or random (like mine?) Will you accept the First Post Revisited Challenge? Do you participate in Twitter? The Chats? The memes? Have any good ones to share?
A huge thank you to Loni for intoducing me to a fun new plugin that let me do the spoilers (lots of other stuff can be done wordpressers!)