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?