Improved my overall tech game. You have to stay up on all things tech if you want your blog to ever be remotely successful (page views, monetization, partnerships, etc). While I’ve always been pretty tech-savvy, blogging challenges me to be creative and be constantly thinking about “how can I do that” and “what would really make this better is if…”. Whether learning about SEO or twiddling around in photoshop I’ve learned a bunch of things that I actually aid my day job.
Girls are mean. I thought I had an idea, I was sorority president and while my sisters are lovely, sometimes there are mean girls, or groups of mean girls, you have to encounter. Luckily, I haven’t been the focus of the interweb mean girls but some of my favorite bloggers are and it makes me truly reevaluate my blogging. I’ve heard how my friends rant about bloggers and it’s hard to put yourself out there when you really are opening yourself up to a lot of criticism.
Confidence! I can’t even tell you how amazing it is to see those page views tick up and up or to get a response from someone saying how they love your blog and are willing to take a chance on you. It’s the best feeling.
These are just a few of the things that blogging has taught me. Anyone else in the same boat?