If I went back and talked to myself when I first started blogging, here is what I would say:
I know that you expect to not get any followers, and that you wont get any where, but you will. You will have the best group of followers anyone could ever imagine.
Also, I know the camera situation is tough, but you will learn so much from using that camera. It is important.
Following Maddie was literally the best decision that you ever made.