STUCK: I don’t know how to blog!

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I don’t! AAAHHHH! (I’m literally screaming)  I really don’t know ANYTHING when it comes to this wonderful thing we call blogging! But- I’m here! So let’s do it!

I’m taking the plunge. 

So- I felt God nudging me in this direction a couple years ago, but at the time I was extremely busy with other things so I kind of brushed it aside. I ignored His voice.  Then, about 2 months ago I felt another nudge. I love nudges from God, I really do. I love his voice…even though sometimes I don’t like what he says! I’ve also had tons of people tell me I need to start a blog, so well,…here I am. 🙂

I know nothing about the computer world! Notta. Zip. Zero knowledge. Imagine getting into blogging when you know nothing about computers! I’m determined. I’m determined to learn HTML. What the heck is html? Isn’t HTML the same as the URL?  (I have a feeling it isn’t.) And what the heck is code? Is that some secret spy detective looming out of the shadows? I don’t know?

SEO? What??  (It’s search engine optimization for those that don’t know. Yeah I’m right there with ya–what in the world??)

Oh my gosh. It all stresses me out. I’ve been fretting and stewing (literally fretting and stewing) about this first post! BUT- the stress is a good stress. I’m learning new things. Shoot- maybe after this I will be a computer wizard! (I doubt it)

So I’ve been stuck about what to write for my first post. And, to be honest, I feel like I’ve been stuck for months now about this whole process. When I felt that second nudge to start a blog, I decided to just do it. I bought a domain name. Actually I bought TWO domain names. Stuck on themes. Child themes. Parent themes. Seriously?? (Don’t worry I don’t know anything about this either) I know that I am a parent. I know I have a child. Two, actually…I have two child’s.(yes i know thats incorrect grammar) I just don’t know how this correlates with configuring a blog…

I was stuck on headers and colors and fonts and sidebars and omg and the whole thing!!!  Geez. I finally got that worked out. I’d love to hear your thoughts on my design! I know I need pictures. I’m working on it ya’ll. I realize visualization is HUGE with blogging. I will figure it out! Please stick with me!

Back to my first post…I’ve been stuck on this for, oh…about 2 months 3 weeks. I wanted my first post to be catchy…creative…fun and just cool. Well, I fretted and fretted and just decided to DO IT. Just write the dang post Shannon. So, here I am talking to myself and blogging about writing my first blog post. Who does that?!

ME

I was sick of being stuck so I decided to just do it. Being stuck sucks, but all it really takes to get un-stuck is TO JUST DO IT. I’ve researched and read so many blogs and have stumbled on some amazing people along the way and I can’t tell you how excited I am about my newest venture. During this process of learning (I’m still learning) there have been times when I wanted to quit. I will tell you though, I’m not a quitter. If I start something and don’t finish there typically are extenuating circumstances. A quitter I am not.

So maybe I’m not so stuck anymore, huh? I’m just doing it. I don’t know what I’m doing but I’m doing it, and I’ll learn along the way! Before I leave you, go over to my about page. It’ll tell ya a little about me and why I started One Stylish Mom. I’m hoping you’ll stick with me! Please stick with me. Please, please pleeeeaase??? (Imagine me saying that in a whiney toddler voice)

So, its your turn! I want to hear from you- have you ever just been stuck? What did you do to get un-stuck? Any tips for me on blogging? I’d love to hear them! Stay tuned!

I truly love ya’ll! xo

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  1. Melissa E says:

    Shannon, I love this. If it wasn’t your blog I would never have read it. This is the first blog I have read ever. To answer your first question, I love the type font and the colors. They both match you to a tee. And for your second question, I have felt stuckore than once and noatter what the situation, it gets resolved when a decision is made. Not making a decision and being stuck go hand in hand I believe.
    So thank you for being a great blogger, a great friend and mentor and very stylish. This will be a great journey to watch you flourish on

    • shannongeurin1@gmail.com says:

      Aw, thanks Melissa!!! I LOVE YOU!!! You’re a blessing to me!

  2. I am so happy to finally put your beautiful face with your name Shannon!! I am thrilled that you took the plunge into blogging! I started because I was so tired of wearing running pants every day. I needed some help in the style dept – still do(: We have a lot in common – teen girls, a love for Christ, fashion addictions, etc. I am so excited to get to know you better and read all about your style and beauty tips! Blessings on your new adventure! Susan

    • shannongeurin1@gmail.com says:

      Susan- thank you so much for taking the time to comment!!! I can’t wait to get to know you! Is it okay if I email you with some questions??? Xoxoxo

  3. Cindy says:

    Shannon, I was impressed with you 28 years ago when we met. You’re positive personality, ability to make others feel important, smile that lit up every room (or football game :-)) we walked into were the things that drew me to you. When I “found” you again I was so excited to see who you’ve become. All of those previous things are still true and sooooo much more. You are the most genuine, kind hearted person I have ever met. I’m so excited for you and can’t wait to watch this new world opening up for you!! Love you!! Cin

    • shannongeurin1@gmail.com says:

      Cindy!!?? This has got to be one of the most meaningful things anyone has ever said to me! Wow. Your kind words MEAN SO MUCH. Thank you dear friend!!! I love you!!!!

  4. Cynthia says:

    Welcome to the blogging world, Shannon! Glad you decided to take the plunge. Love the clean and simple design of your blog. Looking forward to reading your posts! ~Cynthia

    • shannongeurin1@gmail.com says:

      Cynthia! I’m so excited you commented! Thank you so much for taking the time! I’d love to hear your tips or suggestions!!

  5. Omygosh, you are so cute! You are off to a fine start. Your blog is gorgeous. You have your beautiful face right on the sidebar so everyone can see how’s talking to them, and you write like you’re talking rather than like you’re writing a research paper. You’re going to have so much fun with your blog! Just go for it, have fun, do not worry about SEO and stuff. Just visit other blogs, comment, link up to linky parties, and be social and you’ll have an audience and more new friends than you know what to do with! 🙂

    • shannongeurin1@gmail.com says:

      Jo-Lynn! Thank you so much!!! If you have any tips please let me know! I’d love to hear your feedback!!! Thank you so much for taking the time to comment!!xoxoxox

  6. (not that anyone can have too many friends, mind you…. ) 🙂

  7. write about what YOU want to see on a blog. whatever you feel passionate about. and welcome!

  8. Awwwww welcome to the club Shannon! Just take it one day at a time….I also wasn’t a whiz when I started out in 2012 & I wont ever consider myself a whiz ever haha because blogging I think is always a work in progress. But one thing I can promise you is you will have a blast doing this….it won’t be easy but the challenge is really worth it. More power & God bless!

    Rebecca
    http://www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

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