What I have learned from WordPress in a month.

This is just a quick list of the things I learned the hard and easy way, (directly and indirectly).

  • Here are incredible people with amazing blogs.
  • Stay consistent with posting
  • The support system is wow, just wow.
  • Support others -without expecting anything back.
  • Reading the comments of other posts allows you to see different views/perspectives from other people and get to know people better.
  • Always respond positively to negative comments. It’s okay if someone doesn’t agree or like your blog, you cannot satisfy everyone.
  • Don’t write for followers, views, and likes (unless it is your fulltime job of course). Write because you want to write, write for yourself and nobody else. The right people will eventually find your blog and they will stay and support you with every single post.
  • Don’t follow for a follow. If they ask, check out their blog but if it is not your cup of tea, move on or you will be stuck with content you don’t actually like. I also think it is better to just do your thing and let followers find you naturally than it is to ask for someone to follow you.
  • Be unapologetically you in everything you do. If you want to add something, do it, it is your blog after all.
  • Build others up and never tear them down.
  • Don’t take offense to comments that differ from your blog, that is the best way to see other perspectives. Have an open mind and interact with them, this is also one of the quickest ways to make friends.
  • Have an open mind when reading other people’s posts as well.
  • Interact with/ Reply to, people when they comment. Even if it’s something simple, at least acknowledge their comments.
  • When commenting on something, mean it.
  • I’m sorry, but I hate it when someone likes every single blog post of mine without even reading/viewing it. I never like something I haven’t read or haven’t read a bit from.
  • (A like without a read feels like I don’t deserve the like.)
  • The effort put into a blog is seen from a mile away, so put that little bit of extra time in.
  • Don’t take everything so personally.
  • Make friends not enemies.
  • Understand that what people write and how people write is their way of expressing themselves, it is their perspectives and beliefs. Again, be open-minded.
  • Don’t live in a box, step outside your comfort zone. If there is something new you want to do, try it out.
  • Gratefulness and appreciation will get you a long way internally and externally. Truly be grateful for every single like, follow, and comment.
  • Don’t overdo yourself. Take a break if needed. Also, watch out to not extend your break for too long.
  • Blogging isn’t that hard and complicated.

Chatting techniques.

  • Find each other on Instagram and chat there, it is quick and easy.
  • Create a private post and share the password with the person you wish to chat with over email and then chat in the comment section.
  • Chat using your email, though this takes a lot of time especially when your notifications are off like mine because of too many subscriptions.
  • Continue chatting in whichever comments in a post you started, though this is the most ineffective way.

I’ve made it a month🥂 but I have one more thing left to celebrate…

I have reached 200 followers! And I owe it all to you💞 Thank you for your undivided love and support. Every comment, like, and follow is truly deeply appreciated. Thank you for making this possible.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart💕

117 Comments

  1. Pankanzy says:

    Congratulations 🎊

    Liked by 4 people

  2. Congratulations! This blogging community is really awesome!

    Liked by 4 people

  3. Congratulations on 200 followers!🥳
    I agree on all the points you listed out!

    Liked by 5 people

  4. Janis says:

    Congrats! That’s a quick 200 for only a month!
    Everything you said is true!

    Liked by 4 people

  5. Manish Malu says:

    Congratulations on completing one month and on 200 followers..

    I think we all can relate to each of the points you have mentioned…

    You have made a great list..

    Happy for you…🤗🤗

    Liked by 4 people

  6. karlien09 says:

    🤗💕 Take care.

    Liked by 1 person

  7. karlien09 says:

    Thank you very much💕🤗

    Liked by 1 person

  8. karlien09 says:

    Indeed it is🔥 Thank you, take care🤗💕

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  9. karlien09 says:

    Thank you🥂
    Glad to hear it!🌸

    Much love and abundance, take care🤗💕

    Liked by 1 person

  10. karlien09 says:

    Thank you very much💞
    Glad you agree🌸

    Much love and abundance. Take care🤗💕

    Liked by 1 person

  11. Ramya Vivek says:

    I think you have captured almost all points😀. Congrats Karlien on hitting a double century!

    Liked by 4 people

  12. ashok says:

    Congratulations Karlien. Good going

    Liked by 3 people

  13. I am so overwhelmed by everything you’ve mentioned as lessons for two reasons; because they’re so true, genuine and straightforward and because I can already tell they’re going to help so many others.
    Congratulations on 200 followers! I feel privileged to be one among them!
    Stay safe, stay you!❤️

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  14. Enjoy your blogging journey!

    Liked by 3 people

  15. Wow 200 in a month is awesome. I guess quality posts and blogs speak for themselves. Great list you have here, and it was an enjoyable read. Thanks for sharing!

    Liked by 4 people

  16. Your manifesto facts on blogging have value. When I comment on blogs *&* If I can’t leave a good comment I don’t leave one at all; because each blogger know if their writing is up to par or not *&* it is akin to college spring break,no student want a test in disagreement when class is out of session. Your post here is priceless!

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  17. karlien09 says:

    Thank you, dear friend, it is very much appreciated💕

    Much love and abundance. Take care🤗💕

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  18. karlien09 says:

    Thanks, I appreciate it🤗💕
    Much love and abundance. Take care💕

    Like

  19. karlien09 says:

    Thank you so much💕

    Much love and abundance. Take care🤗💕

    Liked by 1 person

  20. karlien09 says:

    So happy to hear that😄😁
    Thank you very much. You certainly are off great help, this comment means more than you know💞

    Much love and abundance. Take care🤗💕

    Liked by 1 person

  21. Thnx…u too.

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  22. karlien09 says:

    Thanks, you too💞

    Much love and abundance. Take care💕🤗

    Liked by 1 person

  23. karlien09 says:

    Thank you so much, I appreciate it.

    Much love and abundance. Take care.🤗💕

    Like

  24. karlien09 says:

    True and wise words, dear friend, thanks for sharing💞

    Much love and abundance. Take care💕🤗

    Like

  25. Manish Malu says:

    Same to u dear…🤗

    Liked by 2 people

  26. This social media here is cool. I have had many disagreements on other social medias on subjects and especially Reparation for Slavery *&* the gender gap (women’s Rights, *&* I got banned from LinkedIn *&* Youtube is a war zone of racism *&* those are the social medias that I battle on *&* Facebook is the monster of social medias, but here I can write and comment *&* feel the creativity and innovation!

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  27. karlien09 says:

    Glad that you’ve found a place to be free and to just be yourself💞 WordPress is an amazing place to be apart of.

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  28. I am so glad you made that statement and you are right; because writers are a rare and unique nation *&* to myself writing is the best profession or hobby more so than all professions and hobbies!

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  29. Kally says:

    Very useful tips! Thank you! Congratulations 🥳

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  30. You too! 🙂

    Liked by 2 people

  31. Wow. Very useful tips. Thanks for sharing and congratulations on 200 followers dear. I am so happy for you. Keep blogging and cheers to many more. 🥰🤗😄

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  32. inspirechief says:

    Congratulations on reaching 200 followers! It reflects the quality of your content and the effort you have made. I agree with all your tips. This community is a wonderful group. Even though I’m older, I have been able to establish relationships with people of all ages and from different countries. I have learned so much from the community. Thank you and take care.

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  33. KK says:

    Beautifully summarised all the points. And congratulations on 200 !!!

    Liked by 2 people

  34. karlien09 says:

    Thank you💞🤗

    Much love and abundance. Take care.💕

    Liked by 1 person

  35. karlien09 says:

    Thank you🥂 I appreciate it a lot💞

    Much love and abundance. Take good care💕

    Liked by 1 person

  36. karlien09 says:

    Thank you very much🤗💕

    Like

  37. My pleasure! You too!😊❤️

    Liked by 1 person

  38. karlien09 says:

    Thank you very much, I appreciate it🌸 I am so happy to hear that, I too have already started building great friendships with amazing bloggers, this community is something rare and amazing, something special.

    Much love and abundance. Stay safe.🤗💕

    Liked by 1 person

  39. karlien09 says:

    Thank you so much🤗💕

    Much love and abundance. Take care💕

    Liked by 1 person

  40. Toortsie says:

    Well done!

    Liked by 2 people

  41. I think you have a lot of sound advice here!

    Liked by 2 people

  42. karlien09 says:

    Thank you very much🌸

    Much love and abundance. Take care🤗💕

    Liked by 1 person

  43. karlien09 says:

    Thank you very much🤗💕

    Like

  44. Very very good, congratulations, 👏!

    Liked by 2 people

  45. karlien09 says:

    Thank you very much🌸

    Much love and abundance. Take good care🤗💕

    Liked by 1 person

  46. The Seb says:

    You are right, as for me, i have a lot to learn.

    Liked by 2 people

  47. karlien09 says:

    🤗💕

    Liked by 1 person

  48. Aushi says:

    Congratulations🤗🤗 and very nice post.. Its literally the support system i found here is world’s best.. Just like a family support 🤗🤗

    Liked by 2 people

  49. You have most certainly learnt a lot in just a month! Cheers to the more months to come♥️♥️🌠

    Liked by 2 people

  50. karlien09 says:

    Thank you🥂🌸

    Much love and abundance. Take care🤗💕

    Liked by 1 person

  51. karlien09 says:

    Thank you🌸… It is indeed!🔥 I wouldn’t exchange this community for anything in the world💕

    Much love and abundance. Take care💕🤗

    Liked by 1 person

  52. Aushi says:

    💕💕You too🤗🤗🤗

    Liked by 1 person

  53. VrindaBNair says:

    Very true. A big tick to all the points. Go ahead and keep writing.

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  54. karlien09 says:

    🤗💕

    Liked by 1 person

  55. karlien09 says:

    Thanks🤗💕

    Much love and abundance. Take care🌸💕

    Liked by 1 person

  56. Kudos kiddo and congrats!

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  57. karlien09 says:

    Thank you so much🤗💕

    Liked by 1 person

  58. Congratulations Karlein on 200 followers. Great way to celebrate by listing the things we learned from WordPress. Couldn’t agree more! Happy Blogging ❤️😊

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  59. karlien09 says:

    Thank you, dear friend🥂🌸

    Take care💞🤗

    Liked by 1 person

  60. karlien09 says:

    😜😂🤗

    Liked by 1 person

  61. Congratulations, Karlien, on reaching 200 followers! I think you learned a lot in a month and I enjoyed this post! ❤ To your continued successes in the future! Cheryl

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  62. I hope WordPress introduces a feature to edit a comment later 😂😊

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  63. Congratulations on 200+ followers!! 🥳
    And I strongly support all your points! Absolutely correct!
    True True, all of them are true,😭😭 can’t explain How I am feeling right now, after completing reading this blog! Extremely amazing!! ❤️❤️

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  64. Where can I contact you personally?

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  65. pythoblack says:

    This guidance is the most excellent and helpful of any I have ever seen anywhere in regards to blogging. I would, and will, recommend this for new bloggers. I discovered that I can edit my own comments, which usually means deleting them, simply by clicking on the “Comments” feature on the left side. A couple of times I saved myself and some poor unsuspecting blogger from ill-advised comments!

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  66. karlien09 says:

    Thank you💕
    🥂I appreciate it, you played a big part in me keeping my blog alive💕

    Much love and abundance. Take good care🌸💞

    Like

  67. karlien09 says:

    Yeah, but no… ’cause then someone can say something and the other person replies and this person changes it to something else entirely…

    Don’t worry, I liked the comment with mistakes and all💕🤗

    Liked by 1 person

  68. karlien09 says:

    I am so touched by your comment, thank you so much. You inspire and motivate me. I appreciate you reading my blogs and leaving all your wonderful comments❤💕

    Much love and abundance. Take good care.🤗💕

    Liked by 1 person

  69. karlien09 says:

    Instagram- karlien09
    My email- karlienkruger09@gmail.com
    If you contact me with email, please notify me🤗💞

    Liked by 1 person

  70. karlien09 says:

    Thanks💞 That is a good thing to do.
    I keep my comments, like them, and interact with those people, even follow their blog, and spread love on their blogs. If they still don’t like me that is their choice and I won’t struggle any further.

    Thanks for sharing.
    Much love and abundance. Take care🤗💕

    Liked by 1 person

  71. Yes you got a point here. Atleast they should allow for names as this case. I know nobody likes their name to be typed or spelled incorrectly. But you are humble enough to accept it as it is ❤️

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  72. karlien09 says:

    🤗💞

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  73. Very relatable post. Thank you for sharing

    Liked by 2 people

  74. Congratulations! Well expressed

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  75. karlien09 says:

    Thanks for reading🤗

    Much love and abundance. Take care💕🤗

    Liked by 1 person

  76. karlien09 says:

    Thank you🤗🌸

    Much love and abundance. Take good care💕🤗

    Liked by 1 person

  77. Congratulations, Karlien!

    Liked by 2 people

  78. okauiiii sure

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  79. karlien09 says:

    Thanks😄🌸

    Much love and abundance. Take good care💕🤗

    Like

  80. karlien09 says:

    😁😄💕

    Liked by 1 person

  81. Your welcome dear!
    Much love to you too. Yaay you too dear. 💞🥰🤗😃

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  82. Navin says:

    This truly a great post, Karlien….you’ve pinpointed so many things, that I can relate to, especially this one….”I’m sorry, but I hate it when someone likes every single blog post of mine without even reading/viewing it. I never like something I haven’t read or haven’t read a bit from.”…..sometimes I see people hit the like button like crazy….without even reading a post….10 likes in less than 10 seconds….y & what for….I believe in the same values….follow if you really connect….Else there’s no obligation….not for the sake of traffic….I’m here for genuine readers & following….thx for sharing….✨😊

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  83. karlien09 says:

    Exactly my point! I am so happy to see that someone understands and feels the same way about this💞

    Thanks for sharing! I appreciate it deeply.
    Much love and abundance. Take care💕

    Liked by 1 person

  84. Navin says:

    You’re welcome! Much love & keep writing from your heart ❤️✨

    Liked by 1 person

  85. ankushmaster says:

    I’m sorry, but I hate it when someone likes every single blog post of mine without even reading/viewing it. I never like something I haven’t read or haven’t read a bit from.

    This is the thing I also have felt…
    Mostly I try to read out the article or post before I press like button 😅

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  86. karlien09 says:

    😜😂That is a good thing, at least you are trying🌸 There is no harm in not reading every single word if you don’t have an interest in it, we have limited time and concentration levels, but at least skimming through and seeing what it is about and reading something of the article is good before placing a like.

    Thanks for sharing!
    Much love and abundance. Take great care.💕🤗

    Liked by 1 person

  87. Peakspeak says:

    Resonate with a me so well… 🌼…lovely compilation 👍

    Liked by 2 people

  88. karlien09 says:

    Happy to hear that💞 Thanks🌸

    Much love and abundance. Take good care🤗💕

    Like

  89. Peakspeak says:

    Thanks much… 🤗💓

    Liked by 1 person

  90. buddy71 says:

    you have learned the essence of blogging. i just wish EVERYONE would read this and understand what it means to blog.

    Liked by 2 people

  91. karlien09 says:

    Thank you, Buddy💕
    I appreciate you reading and leaving this comment, it truly made my day🤗

    Much love and abundance. Take good care🌸💕

    Liked by 1 person

  92. gabychops says:

    A very good set of advice. Will follow. I know you are away until October and I already miss you.

    Joanna

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  93. karlien09 says:

    Thanks💕🤗
    I think you have me confused with someone else🙃

    I have been busy the last few days and I am busy catching up with all the blogs I haven’t read including yours, I cant wait to get around to your blogs💕

    Much love and abundance. Take good care💕🌸

    Like

  94. gabychops says:

    Yes, you are right. I have so many emails from young people that sometimes,
    I do get confused, although it is very difficult to confuse you with anyone else as you are unique.
    Apologies.

    Joanna

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  95. karlien09 says:

    😉No need for apologies🤗💕

    Much love and take good care💕

    Like

  96. Too big blogz are difficult to read as one has limited time and energy. Any way some of the points mentioned are good and need to br followed.

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  97. Also happy to note that you have 200 followers,whereas i have only fifteen.

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  98. karlien09 says:

    May I ask what your point is?

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  99. karlien09 says:

    Oh sorry😂🙈 Read the previous comment only now… Thanks💕

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  100. kinge says:

    So much truth in your many lessons. I love the honesty in your words. Thanks for sharing and congrats on the milestone 👌

    Liked by 2 people

  101. karlien09 says:

    Thank you, I appreciate your kind words💕 Thanks😄🌸

    Much love and abundance. Take great care💕🤗

    Liked by 1 person

  102. Hamish says:

    Thank you for these insights. We all would do well to choose kindness more often. I know I’m trying to make that my first response at any time. 😊

    Liked by 2 people

  103. karlien09 says:

    It is my pleasure… You know what, that kindness is a great strategy and thing to practice, I myself found myself a good outcome when I responded with kindness when someone was rude, I made myself feel better and that person realized that she is putting her own problem onto others. Kindness is so powerful and valuable.💕

    Much love and abundance. Take good care🌸💕

    Liked by 1 person

  104. Hamish says:

    I am so glad to hear it. Much love and light to you too. 🌟

    Liked by 1 person

  105. gabychops says:

    I read and read again this post to memorise your wise advice. How are things? We are slowly having autumn taking over, with rain, fog and cold. I hate it!

    Joanna

    Liked by 2 people

  106. karlien09 says:

    Thank you, Joanna, for reading, glad to hear from you❤ Things are good, a few interesting events took place in my life for the last couple of weeks. How are things with you?

    haha, Shame. It’s supposed to be spring here, but we have only had about three hot days, the rest feels like we’re back in winter. I can’t wait for all the sunny days. Good luck with the winter that lies ahead🌸

    Much love and abundance.💕

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  107. Good lot of advise from ‘ Word press’but one has to follow indiscrimately.There is no use only in preaching,but practising before preaching is important.

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  108. karlien09 says:

    Very true… I totally agree

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  109. Great post!! And congratulations 🎊 🎉

    Liked by 2 people

  110. karlien09 says:

    Thanks🔥❤🤗

    Liked by 1 person

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