I am really appreciative of my blog and all of the opportunities that it has presented me with. But, it has also taught me a lot of things! So, I thought it would be fun to document them in this post (and I cannot believe that I hadn’t thought of writing this before now!).
Friends you’ve never met in RL can become your closest friends
I find it much easier to open up to people online rather than in RL. I don’t know why, I just do. So it should come as no surprise that some of the friends that I’ve met online have become my closest friends!
Coding/SEO/DA and other jargon
Every time I manage to master coding, I actually feel like I’ve won the lottery. I am not a website-mastermind, and I never will be, but my blog has definitely taught me some basic things about website building and organisation that I simply didn’t know before.
Social Media Management and scheduling
I have always loved social media, and I’ve always known that. But, I wasn’t aware of how to portray myself online and how to schedule content. I mean, for my personal accounts I don’t schedule because I don’t need to, but blogging can be quite demanding in terms of social media activity so scheduling definitely helps me out a lot.
I had NO idea that when brands followed my little personal account/liked my pics/left weird comments, that it was the work of bots! My eyes have definitely been opened.
Sounds a bit weird, but being online more for blogging purposes has taught me a lot more about politics and world issues. I have definitely taken much more of an interest and although, generally, I don’t see a place on my blog for this, I really enjoy being more clued up about issues within the globe.
I have always loved taking photos, but I’m talking taking them with my Nikon Coolpix of random Christmas decorations. Blogging and everything that comes with it has definitely taught me a lot about taking and editing photographs. I mean, don’t get me wrong, I am not a pro photographer, but at least my pics are decent now.
Mental health struggles are more common than I thought
I have struggled with my mental health for a long time, but no one around me really spoke about it. Yet, when I found blogging, I found that mental health issues are actually a lot more common than I originally thought and it really helps me to have so many positive people who are willing to discuss this on my feeds!
Blogging has taught me to be a lot more open and accepting of other people’s opinions for sure. I mean, I definitely needed to learn this and this is a skill I shall be taking with me for the rest of my life.
You’re Never Alone
Finally, you’re never alone. There’s always lovely people out there willing to help, you just have to find them!
What has blogging taught you?