29 January 2015

Enjoying life as a male blogger

I have just began my 4th week of blogging and I can not believe how much I am enjoying it.
Before I actually plucked up the courage to start my blog I was having serious doubts because I've never been know for expressing my opinions.

Also I think the only other time I have used a laptop is when I play Champ Manager 

I'm not known for my writing, spelling or even my punctuation, as you will probably come to notice if you have ever read my other posts.
But I think I am getting better.

I've even contemplated getting some English text books to read so I can see how to put things right and help me progress and become a more established blogger 

So on Friday the 2nd of January I did finally pluck up the courage to start my blog and to be honest I didn't have a clue where to start. But I was determined so I give it a go  

But because my wife has been blogging for over a year now I roped her in to getting me started.
I was really grateful for her help I would probably still be doing it now.

Later on that day my blog had a name, I had a new Twitter, and Facebook

So my next thing to do was write an introductory post!

I got started straight away and came up with this

See here (Getting started)

It was just a small post about myself just to let people know who I was and what I was all about and what my interests were  

It didn't take me long to finish.
But I had to check it over about 50 times, I didn't want to mess my first ever post up


When I was happy with it I hit the publish button!

That was it I was officially a blogger and now there was no stopping me.
I was so happy I had loads of ideas in my head about my next post and a few more after that

My wife said I was like a different man
In other words I wasn't been grumpy ha ha

 After a little play about I worked out how to share the links on my social media sites.
 So all 7 of my followers could read it.
I also added a couple of hashtags and my wife shared the post on Twitter with her followers.

All night I was glued to my laptop watching my blogger stats ha ha
I kept getting a tad excited when my view went up
The feeling was really nice.

But there's only so long you can look at a computer screen, so I went to bed

 When I woke up the next morning I turned my laptop on straight away even before I made a coffee which was definitely strange for me.

I was so happy when it said that 18 people had read my post.
It was a feeling of excitement and also shock

I also had 15 more followers on Twitter.
 I was made up.

It seemed strange that all of my followers were ladies but I didn't mind as long as they enjoyed my post that's all that mattered

I received a couple of tweets from followers saying hello and welcoming me to the blog world, which I thought was really nice

Over the next few days it kind of was the same story - I posted a few more new posts and I gained a few more followers.
 A couple were male followers but mainly ladies.

Everybody was being so supportive, RT my posts and leaving nice comments on my pages - some even recommending me to other bloggers and recommending others to me

 Also I was getting a fair few views which I was totally shocked about
And I was really pleased when my wife said she didn't get this many views on some of the post she published at first.

I must have been doing something right

I spent a bit of time searching for fellow male bloggers.
 I found a few and was introduced to a couple by friends I had made and from family members who are also bloggers

But I still noticed that about 95% of my followers were ladies

To get to know more bloggers I joined a few blog chats which now I love and try my best not to miss.
During one of these chats I met a fellow male called James I found his blog really good and really enjoyed reading it.
We still often tweet each other which is nice

When I was in the chats it was always pointed out by the female bloggers how nice it was to have male bloggers involved.

A few of the ladies were good friends with my wife
And found it funny that I was her Husband
Well, I was referred to "as her geek"!

By now it was my 3rd week of blogging and I had noticed other bloggers, and brands were showing a bit of interest in me.
The feedback I was receiving was awesome and to be honest I still couldn't believe anybody would ever be interested in what I had to say never mind really enjoy it.

I still do kinda think that I'm getting noticed more because I'm a male blogger
 But I hope some of it is to do with that I'm liked

Now I've just started my 4th week of blogging and I have published 12 posts and my following is growing every day

I have a fair few new male blogger friends
The percentage is still a lot higher to the females though I'd say about 90% now

In this short time I've made some good friends and hope to one day meet up with them

Becoming a blogger has got to be one of the best decisions I have ever made and I would like to thank everyone for welcoming me with open arms

The blog community is truly amazing

I hope you have enjoyed this post

Please feel free to leave a comment and hit the social media links

And if any of you know any more male bloggers please tell them about me or share my posts with them

:)

CARL
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9 comments

  1. Glad you're enjoying it buddy, its nice to see other male bloggers getting so involved, it felt like I was the only one when I started just before xmas.

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  2. Glad there are some other male bloggers out there! There isn't many!

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  3. I never realised you were such a newbie,didnt come across as such on twitter,hoping my hubby geta more involved in the community,its difficult to manage time to at the minute,like you its rare for men,keep up the great work

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  4. Aw, what a lovely post. :)
    It's nice to come across a genuine male blogger, don't ever lose that. Great to have you as part of the twitter chats. I wouldn't say you come across as a 'new' blogger, but I'm sure that your lovely wife has something to do with that.. as the saying goes.. 'behind every great man is a greater woman'.. :p
    If you haven't found him already, you may want to check out @benjiheath89 - http://www.twentyfirstcenturygent.com/ Great guy, great blog, AMAZING photography and just posted the most mouth watering review of The Meat Co.
    Happy Blogging! :)

    Caroline.x
    notesfromcaroline.com

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  5. Great post. I really enjoy reading your blog and can't wait to read many more posts!

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  6. It's very nice to hear a male perspective. It's quite refreshing.

    And, it's odd to think that I only found your blog via a twitter chat. Especially as I'm so new to the whole twitter lark, ha. And, blogging in general, of course. As you said, newbies need to stick together :P

    Christina x
    Christina Campbell Hughes

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  7. glad to read you are enjoying it. I wish my husband would blog sometimes

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  8. You are so right - bloggers tend to be ladies! It's refreshing to see a fella writing a blog and I will definitely be following!

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  9. Good for you! I'm actually looking forward to your posts, will make a nice break from the flood of female beauty products, and they might be helpful in thinking of things to get my own bloke for special occasions!

    New follower, Vanessa x
    www.wanderness.co.uk

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