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The surprising skills blogging can teach you

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Besides realising what beauty products you want, or how to be more motivated, blogging can encourage skills and teach us, far more than the words we read.

How to prioritise

It’s no secret that blogging is time consuming. It generally requires you to make sacrifices elsewhere. If you were not taking/editing photos, or writing/commenting, what would you be doing?

I for one, have improved in learning how to better use my time. I now have a planning notebook, which is filled with tasks and ideas.

How to take and edit photos

I am not suggesting, that you can now head to the top modelling agencies and offer your skills. Even with a camera phone however, you naturally start to consider angles. The lighting is questioned; you put emphasis on composition. When you edit, you have to figure out for yourself, what makes a photo look professional.

How to market yourself

Do you ever forget your blogging friends have not met you? The image you display, is exactly how they see you.

You could be the tidiest person; if you’re blog looks messy and your words are challenging to read, how tidy you actually are, is irrelevant.

I admittedly, am extremely sarcastic and blunt. I constantly question whether that translates to rude, or a miss know-it-all, when put into words.

It makes me appreciate how much effort, well known brands put into their companies. You realise how much work goes in, to make products represent a certain something.

How to connect with people worldwide

Communicating with countries all over the world, is no longer such a strange thought. Whilst social media gives you rare glimpses, blogging really opens up this concept. You receive far more information: on how people dress, what their lifestyle is, and how similar/different it is to yours.

How to be more creative

Before blogging, I never imagined myself to have writers block. I had creativity bursting through my veins; I read articles and analysed what I would do instead.

Here I am, editor of my blog, and I’m learning that you have to source excitement. You can’t go out there and look purely for information; you need to discover inspiration. I live day to day now, almost working for my next idea.

How to get over your fears

It takes so much gut, to open your soul to an unknown audience. Although bloggers are plentiful, there’s still plenty of people anxiously wanting to join. You know that not everyone will like you and some may find you boring, but you leave your mark and that courage comes through.

How many of these do you agree with? Is there any surprising skills blogging has taught you, that I haven’t included?

28 thoughts on “The surprising skills blogging can teach you

  1. The fear one for sure!! For ages I didn’t tell anyone as I was scared of an eye roll or the oh really sarcasm. I found it lovely though that when I did tell people they all agreed they’d b to scared to do it themselves and were super proud I had!! ๐Ÿ‘
    All these points ring true!!
    Multitasking for me has majorly improved! Xx

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  2. Really nice post. I identify with all of these points. Blogging definitely taught me how to prioritize better because when I started about a month ago, I wasn’t expecting it to be so time consuming! But between brainstorming, taking and editing pics, drafting, proofreading, and everything else, I’ll spend between 2 hours and 2 days on a single post! I also agree that it helped me learn how to get over my fears. When I first started, I was excited. Then after a couple weeks, I got scared that nobody would like my content and I’d get made fun of. Now I’m not so worried about that. I got over being scared of people reading my thoughts, because I post them on my blog for the whole world to see!

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    • It is extremely time consuming! Even organising my photos and deleting the ones I am not going to use, is a task in itself.
      In the beginning, I could barely even get 1 like! I think it’s extremely therapeutic. Some blogs grow popular quickly and others take a while. Either way, right now the stress of it all is worth it.
      Thank you for sharing your thoughts!

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      • You’re right! I honestly think what takes the longest for me is doing photos. But I try to take all my own photos so that’s why it takes so long. I hope you’re right and it pays off, though! ๐Ÿ™‚ lol i’m trying to remain optimistic but for now I’m trying to have fun and not get stressed out ๐Ÿ™‚

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  3. This was a really good post! I really agree about being more creative. At the beginning, I never intended to do daily blogs, I figured I wouldn’t have too much to write about. Turns out I was wrong ๐Ÿ˜„
    It’s so much fun for me to come up with new ideas every week ๐Ÿ˜€

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    • Thank you! I agree, I never imagined myself to blog daily. There might be a time when I can’t keep it up, but for now, I’m enjoying the process.
      I love reading your blog posts so I am glad you write daily! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  4. You made some great points! I agree with every single one and a lot of them I didn’t even think of in that way. Like how to prioritize. And teaching us to be more creative, for me I thought I was always creative but needed more things to challenge that creativity. Blogging does that for me but I get a lot of writers block too, it’s not hard to break out of when you can read great content and get inspiredโœจ

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  5. I agree with you, I realized blogging teaches a lot of lessons. Like in my case for instance, I always thought it will be very difficult but as I read your blogs and others’ I learned brilliant ideas on how to do it and also feeling fulfillment on every reaction I will get on my blog which excites me to compose and posts more. It’s like getting to know my capabilities more and learning everyday about other people’s thoughts, culture, hobbies etc… ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • I love the way you have put that. I also felt that blogging would be difficult. I waited for ages. It was only after seeing other bloggers, that I felt the confidence to post and to be excited about what I post.
      Thank you for sharing your thoughts. ๐Ÿ™‚

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