Feeling Blogged Down

I’m feeling bogged down by my blog at the moment… Blogged down!

I started my blog to talk about positive parenting, share recipes, write about my life with kids, reviews, and really whatever struck my fancy. And, I am enjoying that side of it SO much. I’m also loving the blogger community – it’s more wonderful than I had ever expected it to be. I’ve made some amazing blogger friends whom I’m really grateful for. I also love having a creative outlet, developing my website and moving things around.

Initially, setting things up with WordPress was like learning Chinese. I had no idea what I was getting into! Widgets, plugins, permalinks, SEO, css, php…to just name a few. I literally had never heard of these things before I started my blog. So, in all fairness to myself I have learned a lot. And it’s a learning process every day with lots of stumbling blocks, realizations, panics, & solutions.

What I’ve learned this week is that I don’t have my images sized or scaled properly. And, if you are a regular to my blog, you know I have a lot of images. I just imported images from my phone, Canva & Shutterstock without any editing. I bet you experienced bloggers are cringing reading that lol So, I’m now in the process of trying to optimize my site – to make it load faster and work better. That’s something I didn’t consider or understand when I started my website (less than 2 months ago). I am looking at new optimization terms and having to learn a new language all over again, with google on hand.