white space looks best
your lifestyle posts will always get more readers than your recipe posts
building a following is slow, but fulfilling
regular posts mean regular readers. stop posting and they drift away
photos make a post, good photos are better even if they are irrelevant (see above)!
your boyfriend will quickly become use to you photographing every meal you make him
its a waste of time to compare yourself to and be envious of other bloggers
reading blogs will become part of your daily routine
if someone takes the time to comment on your post, you take the time to reply and check out their blog
its easy to sit a wish you had more readers etc but just blog for yourself, say what you want to say. the rest will follow
Looking forward to reading your top tens and maybe picking up some handy hints along the way!