If you mean that you can see them on the default map on osm.org - currently there is high load on OSM Foundation servers. It may take several days.
See also: https://help.openstreetmap.org/questions/102/i-have-made-edits-but-they-dont-show-up-on-the-map
But you can try to use the layer selector on the right panel on osm.org and choose “humanitarian” style - it can update faster currently.
As an aside, I advise you as a mapper not to focus only on mapping what you can see on that default map style; there are many other things like opening hours for shops or speed limits and surface for roads. Treating OSM as an image-only map is not doing it justice
Thanks for the reply, I’ll wait awhile and see what happens - we all have to start somewhere and the simple stuff is the easiest place to start