Things Blogging Has Taught Me…
After 2 years of blogging, i’ve learnt quite a few things along the way and in today’s posts i will be sharing with you some of them so let’s get into it!
I will start of with this point because personally this is one that has affected me the most as a result of blogging. Prior to blogging, i rarely ever wrote to do lists or prioritized tasks. I would just just wake up and go about my day doing whatever i felt like; to be quite honest i can’t remember what i did with all my free time before i started blogging haha! Now, i can’t go a day without setting tasks for the next day, and in a way blogging has forced me to become organized in other areas of my life aswell making me an overall more productive person. I have always been an organized person though in the sense that i never like to leave thing to the last minute as that stresses me out; so in a way blogging has enhanced that quality in me and that is definitely a huge positive.
It Is Not As Easy As It Looks
When i first started blogging, it was a three step process for me- take pictures, write blogpost, publish and that’s it. As my blog has grown, i’ve had to invest more and more time on it in order to grow my audience and get my blog out there and now, i would say i spend around 4-5 hours if not more everyday doing some type of blog related activity whether it is taking the perfect makeup flatlay, writing new content, promoting my blog posts through instagram/twitter, engaging with other bloggers, replying back to comments, searching through Pinterest for more inspiration, phew! Don’t get me wrong i love doing all this and yes it is NOT the hardest thing in the world but it can become very time consuming and overwhelming at times and it definitely is not as easy as some people think it is!
Writing/Photography/Social Media Skills
Writing and photography- two main aspects of blogging. Obviously if you do something consistently, over time you become better at it and that goes for blogging as well. I’m not too sure about my writing skills but i’ve definitely gained some amazing photography skills such as what angles/lighting to use, how to edit photos to make them look more clean and professional. I’ve also learnt how to promote my content the right way through social medias such as Twitter and Instagram.
Learning Never Ends
This goes hand in hand with the previous point and is definitely something that is crucial if you want to keep growing your blog. If i was still using the same blogging techniques that i was using 2 years ago, i can guarantee you my blog wouldn’t be where it is right now. With blogging, i am forced to keep improving my content in order to stay competitive and i do inevitably compare my content to other bloggers that may have more professional looking blogs/instagrams than me and that’s not always a bad thing because at the end of the day, it motivates me to learn new techniques and constantly improve my blog.
What have you learnt from blogging? Let me know in the comments!
Thank you for reading! xx