Recently I took to our trusty Twitter, to ask you lovely people about what it is that you have learned from blogging, and where it has taken you creatively. It was so great to hear from all of you about what you loved. What was really interesting though, was that you all had really similar answers. Most of you told us that you had learned a lot about both writing and photography!
In all honestly this made me really happy; when I am researching blogs, it is the writing techniques and the photography quality that I am most interested in. These are both skills that you don’t instantly have, learning to be a good writer and an excellent photographer takes time, practice and a lot of patience. Even after having a qualification in photography, and a degree in English there are still so many things that I need to learn!
Photography usually means having to invest in a decent camera, but really that isn’t enough. You need to know how to use your camera. There are a lot of online courses available to you as well as real life courses which will help with your photography skills and your editing know how. If you are a fashion or food blogger, this is so important to your blog.
Writing skills really are important to every blogger, from beauty to travel to lifestyle. Blogging requires lots of different styles of writing- you will often find you are posting reviews, lists, round ups, long form articles… The ability to turn your hand to all of these different types of articles will take some practice but once you get the hang of it, you will see that the engagement and sessions on your blog becomes stronger and stronger!
I would love to know more about what you have learned from blogging; it doesn’t even need to be hard skills such as photography or writing, perhaps blogging has increased your confidence in going out to events on your own, or it has helped you make new friends? Whatever it is, please let us know in the comments below!