Skills I’ve learnt from blogging

Skills from blogging

I’ve been blogging for 7 months now, and I’m proud to say that I’ve consistently posted for 7 months. When I began my blog I didn’t really know what I was doing. I would just string a few sentences together and snap a photo and post it. How wrong was I? Blogging definitely isn’t that simple.

Over the past 7 months, I feel like I’ve gained so many skills. If it wasn’t for this blog I wouldn’t have this skill base. I think it’s crazy how something I love doing has managed to provide me with so much. I get so much enjoyment out of my blog, and it feels rewarding knowing I’m improving myself as I go.

So what have I learnt?

Photography – Now I’ll be honest, I did study photography at college but that was years ago. I had honestly forgotten just about everything I learnt. I’ve now fallen back in love with my DSLR camera and I’m enjoying improving my photography skills. When I compare my latest photos to some of the older ones; there’s a huge improvement!

Self-promotion – This was definitely a scary one at first! I used to write posts, but I was too scared to promote them on twitter as I didn’t want people to think I was being big headed. Over the last 7 months, I’ve learnt that people are only going to read my posts if I promote them. I’ve learnt all about scheduling promotional tweets and the best times to do it to drive traffic to my blog.

SEO – Well sort of, it still confuses me quite a lot haha! But I definitely know a lot more than I used to. Before I started my blog I had never even heard of SEO but now I’m learning to use it to improve my posts.

Organisation – To be fair I’ve always been an organised person, but blogging has definitely improved my organisational skills. I use my bullet journal and notebook to plan everything out and make sure I get everything done on my blog that needs doing.

Networking – I absolutely love chatting with other bloggers. I love reading blog posts that people have written and commenting on what they’ve said. I also really enjoy joining in with Twitter chats and I find this networking to be fab for growing my audience.

Writing – Writing is something I’ve always had a love-hate relationship with. I LOVE writing, but I’ve never been that great at it. Creating my blog has definitely improved my writing skills. Now I’m no JK Rowling, but I’m proud of how much my writing has improved.

Creativity – Not so much something I’ve learnt, more something I’ve fallen back in love with. I have a degree in Graphic Arts but since graduating I stopped doing anything creative and got a boring office job. My blog has allowed me to start being creative again and I feel like my skills are constantly developing. I honestly feel so much happier now I’m being creative again.

What skills have you learnt from blogging? 

Charlotte xx

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16 Comments

  1. December 21, 2017 / 5:35 PM

    Thank you for sharing this information. I’ve been focusing on improving with my blogging skills and I’m trying to study as much as I can. By the way, I adore your blog… It looks amazing!

    • Charlotte Shares
      Author
      December 21, 2017 / 7:09 PM

      Thank you so much! That’s so sweet of you 😊

  2. December 21, 2017 / 6:09 PM

    I feel like I’ve learnt all these things too and so much more. Blogging really improved my social skills which I’m so happy about!

    • Charlotte Shares
      Author
      December 21, 2017 / 7:09 PM

      It’s crazy how much you learn isn’t it! I’m hoping in time it’ll improve my social skills as well 😊

  3. Yiota
    December 22, 2017 / 6:31 AM

    I definitely improved my photography skills but I have a long way to go. I love taking pictures but I am currently using my phone and that does not help at all. I need to invest in a camera asap!! xx

    Yiota
    PinkDaisyLoves

  4. December 29, 2017 / 6:42 PM

    My photography skills have improved so much since starting blogging!

  5. December 30, 2017 / 8:16 PM

    It’s crazy how much blogging can teach you without you necessarily realising it, you know? This is such a great listing 🙂

  6. January 1, 2018 / 8:24 AM

    It’s amazing how much blogging can teach you! I hadn’t really ever thought about things like this, but it’s amazing how it teaches us things without us realising it! x

    Han | lifewithhan.blog

  7. January 3, 2018 / 8:59 AM

    Really good post, I’ve only started just over a month ago, do you know when you started looking at SEO? I have no idea what it is or what it means haha x

    • Charlotte Shares
      Author
      January 3, 2018 / 1:40 PM

      Thank you! When I first started my blog I downloaded the Yoast SEO plugin which I find really helpful … and there’s also blog posts about it that people have written with the basics on SEO so I’d recommend that as well! 😊
      Good luck with your blog 💕

  8. January 3, 2018 / 11:00 AM

    Such a great post! I don’t think we give ourselves credit sometimes for how much we have learned and how far we have come!

    Hayley | hayleyxmartin

    • Charlotte Shares
      Author
      January 3, 2018 / 1:42 PM

      I completely agree! I think we started our blogs around about the same time … I feel like we’ve come on a journey together! 😁💕

  9. January 21, 2018 / 6:47 PM

    I got to your blog through twitter and I loved this post:) I am a new blogger (or an old new one, got back to it after a few years) and I’m going to go over all of your blogging post and the rest of them. thank you for sharing!

    • Charlotte Shares
      Author
      January 21, 2018 / 7:25 PM

      Thank you, I’m glad you enjoyed the post … and I look forward to seeing your content 🙂

  10. January 30, 2018 / 1:48 PM

    I have to agree with you on the photography front! Although I did do GCSE photography that was only with rubbish point and shoot cameras I’ve had to teach my self everything again and how to use a DSLR! But boy has it been fun!!!

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