Aloha Friday #71

February 26, 2009 by  
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Welcome to this week’s edition of Aloha Friday.

In Hawaii, Aloha Friday is the day that we take it easy and look forward to the weekend. So I thought that on Fridays I would take it easy on posting, too. Therefore, I’ll ask a simple question for you to answer. Nothing that requires a lengthy response.

If you’d like to participate, just post your own question on your blog and leave your link below. Don’t forget to visit the other participants! It’s a great way to make new bloggy friends!

My question is:

If you could start your blog all over again, what would you do differently?

About the Author: Kailani:
Owner of An Island Life. A flight attendant and mother to 3 beautiful girls. . . living a blessed life in Hawaii.
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77 Responses to “Aloha Friday #71”
  1. 51

    I have been blogging since 2006 to encourage moms as they raise up their little people. I would not change anything about the content but I think I would have hired a professional to design the blog and brand it. I think that would have made things easier and I could have spent more time writing and less time trying to figure out the techno part of it. Thanks for hosting a fun carnival. Blessings.

  2. 52
    Elle says:

    When we started, I knew nothing about blogging, websites, domains, html. We just jumped right in with our own domain and have been learning as we go. I think I would have done some more research before we started.

  3. 53

    Hi Kailani!

    I DID start my blog over! And I’m much happier with what I’m doing now – less fluff, more nitty gritty. *grin*

    I’m really trying to focus more on writing, and presenting posts with some substance – something useful and informative. I’m much happier since I started over.

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  5. 55

    Wow nothing is coming to mind. I don’t think I did anything that I regret doing at this stage and the evolution has possibly been the best part. :) Maybe I’ll feel differently after I’ve been blogging longer, who knows?

  6. 56
    Margo M says:

    I’ve only been blogging a few months, and I kind of eased into it, not knowing if I’d even would share it beyond immediate friends and family. But as a freelance writer, I love the structure it gives me, and it’s a great outlet to write what I want to write. If I were to go back, I would have had a bit more of a plan as far as look and content. Oh, also, I would have planned for, and maybe prevented my house from being so messy!

  7. 57
    Sues2u2 says:

    Not certain what I would change. I have enjoyed the learning process although I think sometimes that I am behind the curve but that’s all part of it. I would love right now though to pay someone to design a couple of headers for me but I just don’t want to spend the money! lol

  8. 58
    Jen says:

    I haven’t been blogging long, so at this point nothing comes to mind that I’d do differently.

    Have a great weekend!

  9. 59

    I think I would have gotten a domain name first instead of rerouting it. Other than that I’m pretty happy.

  10. 60
    Eve Noir says:

    Hm, good question but probably not. I just jumped right in and then before long I found a somewhat of a theme. And I prefer blogs with more of a theme…so I’m glad how everything worked out & wouldn’t changed a thing! ^_^

  11. 61
    lori says:

    I think I would have gone full force sooner. I started blogging about 2 years ago but I only got super involved in the last few months.

  12. 62

    Well, I started not too long ago with my blog. But, I think I would have prepared more. Tried to figure out what I was trying to accomplish and what direction I wanted to take my blog in. I think having a clear vision from the beginning is so important.

  13. 63
    Tena says:

    I would have been a dot com for the start instead of blogspot.com!

  14. 64
    Baba says:

    Hmm not sure. It’s been such a learning process and I wouldn’t want to miss out on that. Maybe get a domain first.

  15. 65
    Shelley K says:

    I would probably have gotten my own domain name first. I just got a blog makeover and LOVE the new design (so I would really recommend having someone help you if you can!!)

  16. 66

    Good question Kailani! I am not really sure because the only real reason I would have changed anything(getting more gung ho into blogging as a business sooner) would not have been possible and the path that I took to get here(my daughter’s adoption wait) is how I learned a lot of what I know now……does that make any sense at all:)

  17. 67

    I think that since I have learned so much from the way I have done things, I would not go back and change a thing.

    However, I have to strive harder to always back up my work as I go. I just lost my whole Aloha Friday post ‘somehow’ and Blogger automatically updated before I could exit and come back!

    So I had to rewrite (for me that means lots of changes to my original stuff) and repost.

    I am not sure if this was human or computer error. But I do know that Backing Up is critical in today’s world on the web.

    Come answer my question about Airplanes.

    Thanks for hosting,

    Sharinskishe

  18. 68

    When I first started I had no idea what I was doing. A fellow blogger saw my blog after she became my friend on The Mom Blogger Club and kindly “suggested” I use her services to renovate my blog. I am so thankful that Diana at “Diana Rambles” made the offer! My blog has been beautiful ever since!

  19. 69
    Beth says:

    I would not have so many different pages and I would have developed a longer blogroll.

  20. 70

    have a weekly schedule of posts

  21. 71

    I think get a domain name from the get-go. I switched my domain name and then there was some confusion for a few days until the dust settled.

  22. 72
    Louise says:

    Thanks for visiting me, I can’t believe I forgot to answer your question. I would use Word Press from the beginning. My husband is working on moving me over and it’s difficult because I don’t want to lose anything, permalinks, posts, widgets, ahh the stress

  23. 73
    Shannon says:

    I don’t know that I would do anything different. I am really happy with the way my blog has progressed and the number of followers that has grown. I love blogging :)

  24. 74
    Forgetfulone says:

    I would .com myself.

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  26. 76
    Zeemaid says:

    I think I would have liked to have a more creative name. I’d also get someone to help me design a logo or button. Maybe, have more of a specific focus than a rambling family blog. :)

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