My New Blog Scares Me #MyFirstPostRevisited

 

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I’m calling out bloggers to publicly share their very first post.

I want to see them all. The good, the bad, and the ugly.

Whether you’re thrilled to have an excuse to dig out that old post and give it some fresh air or you’re seriously considering deleting it after I tag you, I want to see it.

It will be interesting to read these (as a fellow blogger) and, also, for you to find your oldest post and see where you were then as opposed to where you are now.

 

As per the rules, here is my first ever (unedited) Lemon Shark post:

 

My New Blog Scares Me

I’ve been blogging for over a year. Yet now that I’m switching the location of my blog, I’m scared. This is a bizarre and fascinating phenomenon which I feel should be studied.

The site is so fresh and clean and shiny. I don’t want to muck it up. Quite suddenly, my posts are no longer adequate. My writing is no longer worthy. Because…why now? Oh, right. The fresh, clean, shiny new blog. It is not to be muddied with words willy-nilly. Posts must be planned and polished to perfection. Ah. But that’s not how I write. So I am faced with a serious decision. Do I change who I am for my new blog?

I have this chance at a new online existence. It’s mind-blowing. I can be whoever I want. I can be funny. Well, I’m not sure about that but I can be very serious and literary. Although. With the fragments… I do love fragments. And swears. They’re fun.

My point is still valid. I can easily, with the click of my mouse, switch the colors, the theme, and even the name of my blog. With a wee bit of thought, I can change the whole focus of the thing. I can become someone else. Someone else who is me because I am still here writing and I’ve joined Twitter and I like all my tweeps there and whatnot.

So I’m stuck staring at the screen. It’s taunting me. Really, it’s not. Well, maybe a little. Some of the taunting is me of course, I know that. But screens can taunt. Ask anyone. *whispers* They can.

My first post needs to be a Mona Lisa. Or a Girl with a Pearl Earring. Okay. Aiming a bit too high. How about the slightly lesser known, but still magnificent, Spaghetti on Wheat?

My magic 8 ball says…“Ask Again Later” What?! I was counting on that! How much later? Stupid toy. Forget it. Here goes. My first post on my new blog:

Hello, gentle readers. Spaghetti on Wheat.

Thank you.

 

 

Yup. So there it is. My very first post here on Lemon Shark. Okay, now I get to tag five bloggers. Have fun. Because I think we could all use some silly fun.

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).

Other rules:

  • 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.
  • Tag…um…ten two twelve five (5) other bloggers to take up this challenge.
  • 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 that I’m making up as I type:

  • 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.

 

Rachael Ritchey (Since she created the awesome badge for this blog hop, she’s my first victim.) 🙂

Now the five…
Norah Colvin
D.G. Kaye
Geoff Le Pard
Silver Screenings
Loni Townsend

Can’t wait to read everyone’s first post. 😈 Pass it on…

 

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78 thoughts on “My New Blog Scares Me #MyFirstPostRevisited

  1. Hi Sarah,
    Thank you very much for honouring me with the tag. I will have a think about how I can incorporate it into a post on my blog. I just declined an award nomination tonight, so would feel a bit hypocritical to participate in this one. I know they’re not the same, but they both would require an additional post. I think this is a great idea and it will be fun to read the posts that were probably missed “way back when”. Without checking back, I don’t think I had much to say in my first post, and it certainly wouldn’t have been as funny as yours!

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    • You can definitely incorporate it if you don’t want to have an additional post. You can even link back to this post for the rules and such if you don’t want to add them to your post or it would take away from the tone of your post. Or not. Up to you. But…I would love to see it! 🙂

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      • Hi Sarah, I didn’t see your reply come up in my notifications. I’m sorry I missed it. I re-read my post a day or two ago. I haven’t changed a bit. No growth. That’s not good is it? I am considering how I can join in. I was a bit scared because I received an award (and declined) on the same day you posted this and didn’t feel I could do this without having done the other. Still thinking. Always late to the table, that’s me. 🙂

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      • Mine hasn’t changed, either. Not that I can see. I’m not sure if that means we’ve had no growth or we are consistent. No worries about joining. If you want to share, you could leave a link in the comments here. Or not. Totally optional tag. 🙂 I never mind you being late, as long as you can join us for dinner. I promise I won’t make green ham.

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      • Hi Sarah, just me again. I have linked, incorporated, posted, whatever. Followed some of your rules but not all. Consistency – I like that. That’s important too. I hope you like what I’ve done – created a very loooong post! Thanks for the invitation to dinner. Green ham would be just fine. Here’s a link to my post http://wp.me/p3O5Jj-Sh

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      • Can’t wait to read it! So glad you posted. Looking forward to seeing how you incorporated your first post. Eh, rules… It’s quite alright. #stressfreeblogging 🙂 Long posts are fine, too. I’ll always read a lengthy post of yours. It’s the quality that matters and yours are always quality.

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