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6 things I get out of blogging and you can too.
Having trouble deciding if blogging is really for you? Curious about what blogging really has to offer?
In this post, I’ll explore some of the things I’ve discovered are part of the blogging world.
As with most things, your experience with blogging depends on what you put into it but if you’re willing to put the work in, blogging offers you a lot in return.
This is one of the biggest things for me. There is so much involved in blogging when you realise what is required and when you start managing to juggle it all, its a massive confidence boost. You can take it step by step at your own pace but you will all of a sudden realise “I’m doing it, I’m actually blogging”
As well as putting yourself out there. Writing posts that contain personal stories, social media posts that are from the heart. When you get followers and interact with like-minded individuals it really does bolster the confidence.
Learning new skills
This one isn’t to be overlooked! No matter how experienced in computers or using the internet you are. I guarantee you’re going to have to learn some new skills along the way to be a successful blogger.
Me? I’ve had to learn everything! I knew nothing about blogging. I started off self-hosted too (well apart from my MySpace page and an old Blogger account from many years ago!) When I got serious about blogging I jumped straight in at the deep end and went self-hosted. I make it sound scary it’s really not and anything you’re struggling with your hosting company should be able to help you out, mine did. Plus there is one heck of an awesome blogging community who are very friendly and don’t mind helping out with the odd question. Not to forget all the Facebook groups dedicated to blogging.
I’m not going to remember every job we have to do be here’s a little list:
Social media manager
The person who pitches to brands and closes deals – the name escapes me!
And so on!
So you see if you love this stuff, blogging will be right up your street.
Ok, I know, this is a bit of a cliche. But nevertheless, it’s true. Well, it is for me. What would be the point of a blog that doesn’t in some way help someone else? I can’t think of one.
I genuinely wanted to pass on my experiences and knowledge to others in the hope that something I have struggled with on my own could make someone else’s experience of it a little easier because they can either read about it on my blog or have a chat with me via social media.
All of the bloggers I have met and got to know have also had this reason for starting their blogs, it’s just in some people, it makes us happy and at one with ourselves 🙂
No, I’m not leaving it off the list just because it’s a taboo subject. Yes, I would eventually like to make money from my blog. I’m not ashamed to say it. I know that for me personally to be able to do what I want to on my blog I need to work at it a certain amount of hours daily, if I was never going to be paid in some way for that I just wouldn’t be able to sustain it to the level I want to get it too.
Yes, of course, I would still blog if I was told I would never be paid but I know I wouldn’t be able to put in quite so many hours because I’d have to earn my income some other way.
If you make the right start, have the right guidance and move forward in the right way you will be able to make a success of it. Plus from what I’ve seen and researched the blogging scene is not oversaturated, the internet is a big place, there is plenty to go round for the people who are will to work hard for it.
Making new friends and meeting new people, from all over the world.
One thing that will never cease to amaze me is the blogging community. Such a warm and welcoming group of people who are willing to help and advise.
Because of the internet, it has made something like blogging accessible to all, not only that it has enabled someone in the U.K. to write a blog post and have it read and commented on by someone in Australia! That’s amazing! (or any country, Australia was the first that popped into my head!)
So the next time you are sat there wondering what exactly you’re going to get out of blogging this in itself should be enough to sway you. Think about just how much blogging can open up your world!
People can pay a lot of money for therapy in America and here in the U.K. we normally have to wait months on end to even be put on a waiting list to see the therapist. Not with blogging! Oh no! Have something you want to get off your chest feel like being able to chat to someone about it will help? Then write a blog post, publish it and you’ll either get a comment on it or share it on social media and ask people’s opinions on it.
Even if no one comments or reply’s in the beginning, the act of writing out the post is therapeutic in itself, well I find it therapeutic anyway 🙂
Give it a go! What harm can it do to just try? It’s better to have experiences that didn’t quite work out than have regrets that you didn’t even try, trust me on this one. If you struggle and end up closing it down, if you’re still wondering whether blogging is for you, try again! Only you will know how you feel inside.
So what do you think about this post? About giving it a go and what the blogging world has to offer. Drop me a comment and let me know I’d honestly love to hear from you 🙂