It's true that there are a few things we wished we knew the first time. We hope the internet can spare others the shameful missteps/burning sensations we had.
Editorial note: Whoa! You've found a super-old post here on BuzzFeed, from an earlier era of the site. It doesn't really represent where we are anymore, and may in fact be totally broken, but we're leaving it up as a part of our early history.