5 Things I've Learnt Since Blogging

Monday, 6 February 2017

I've been blogging for 4 years this year and it's a hobby that I've learnt so much from. Not only is it a break from my 9-5 job, it's great at developing my skills that I don't get to explore in my work life.  

1./It's released my creativity 
Blogging has definitely been a way for me to develop my creativity. I'm not naturally the most creative person, but I do have a creative side that I enjoy unleashing through blogging. Although there is a bit of creativity in my job, blogging definitely gives me more of an opportunity to be creative which I really enjoy. 

2./It's taught me the art of photography 
I've always enjoyed photography and was always the one with a camera on nights out, I was also really lucky to receive a DSLR for my graduation which further developed my interest in photography. However, it's definitely blogging that's made me think more critically about photography and how to best execute a shot. It's something that I really enjoy doing and thinking about how I can capture the best photo. 

3./How to run a business 
Okay, this is a bit of an extreme one considering my blog is tiny, but it does give you an insight into running your own business. You have to ensure all your posts and imagery are 'on brand' you need to understand what content is best received by your readers and you have to manage contacts and network to give your blog exposure. It's definitely something I need to develop further, but I have learnt some skills already despite the size of my blog. 

4./There's a whole blogging community 
Although I've been blogging for 4 years, I've only really discovered the blogging community more recently. I've made some great friends and chatted to some really lovely bloggers who are so supportive and who have helped me to develop my blog. I can't believe I missed out on this for so many years! 

5./There's opportunities I hadn't considered before 
This is one that I'm still discovering and hoping to explore more this year. Blogging has given me so many opportunities that I hadn't even thought were possible beforehand. I've been very lucky to be approached by a couple of brands to work with and I'm hoping this year to be able to do more of this, attend some blogging events and meet some of my lovely blogger friends. 

What have you learnt since blogging?  

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