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10 Thrills We Newbies Experience That the Top Earners Have Forgotten

that’s the title of a guest blog at problogger. thing is, none of ours are there, so here are the top ten gusset newbie blogging experiences:

  1. there’s a spike in your statistics that proves that it’s not just your mum and google crawling your site.
  2. you make a pact (blogging every day for the month of march, for example), and you stick to it.
  3. the email arrives from THE ONE. it might be someone whose blog you’ve read for the last few years, someone you admire, or someone that you’ve met and would kill to work with. whomever it is, just you try wiping that smile off your face.
  4. meeting that first person in real life that you.met.on.teh.interwebs through each others blogs.
  5. the conversation with your friend who gets it: did you see? THEY MENTIONED ME ON THEIR WEBSITE. YES, THEM. THAT AMAZING PERSON WHO MUST LIVE ON ANOTHER PLANET AND SHITS ROSE PETALS.
  6. someone recognises you on the street from your blog.
  7. someone in the media wants you to talk about your blog. yup. you. that officially makes you a BLOGGER.
  8. if you somehow do have the joy of making money from your blog, you know what that means, right? TAX DEDUCTIONS. finally, you get to claim for all the hosting, learning materials, wifi, iphone, laptop, travel and conferences that you’ve been paying for.
  9. learning that it can be really fun to travel and contact the people that you’ve always admired, asking them out for a meal and a chat. the stuff that they tell you can be pure gold that you’d never otherwise hear.
  10. someone you’ve met and missed from many, many years ago is now back in touch thanks to your blog.

we’re blogging everyday this month as part of Steve‘s little experiment to get us all blogging for 31 days in March. For more info, follow the conversation on Twitter with the hashtag #b03