What Blogging Has Taught Me

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.

Instagram bots etc
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.
World issues
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.
Basic photography
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!

Other opinions are ok
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?
 
Love,
H x

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  1. WithJess 25th October 2017 / 4:56 PM

    I also feel like it’s easier to express myself through words. I guess because I have the time to sort my thought before sharing them! Great post!

  2. Hels 26th October 2017 / 9:31 PM

    This is such a lovely post. I definitely agree about friendships in blogging! My photography has definitely improved too, and I love feeling so inspired reading other blogs and finding new accounts to follow!
    Hels xx
    http://www.thehelsproject.com

  3. Q. 29th October 2017 / 8:52 PM

    I’ve met more genuine people via blogging than social media. The bots on social media put a real damper on one’s excitement for meaningful engagement. When people comment on my blog I’m so much more appreciative of the fact that they took the time to read my post and leave a meaningful comment.

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