Blogging has been a part of my life since I was 15/16 years old. I now feel a little bit old in the blogging community, as I’m 22! I absolutely love blogging and the opportunities it has given me and how it’s always been there for the past 7 years. It’s been there for me through my GCSE’s, Alevels, University degree and then while I’ve been looking for a graduate job. In between interviews a few weeks ago, I realised how much blogging has actually helped me and so I thought this would be a nice post to put together! So here it is, 5 reasons I’ll always be thankful for blogging.
1. It’s given me a confidence boost
I haven’t always been a confident person and I suppose in many ways I’m still not now. I love that blogging has challenged me to step out of my comfort zone, wear what I want and feel confident in what I’m wearing. Blogging has helped me get to that stage and for that I’ll always be thankful.
2. To improve on my skillset
This sounds like something to add to your CV (in a way it sort of us) but blogging has allowed me to become a SERIOUS multitasker. A lot of people ask me do I have help for my blog? Occasionally I get my boyfriend or my youngest sister to help me with photos but it’s normally just me. Blogging allows me to create content, improve my photography skills, and learn HTML, social media management and the importance of actually having an online profile in able to stand out in your chosen industry (e.g. digital marketing)
3. It’s allowed me to try out new products
For about the first 2 years of blogging I didn’t earn a single penny. People think that bloggers earn thousands of pounds a month and I can tell you now 7 years later that’s really not the case (well not for me anyway!) I am so thankful for the products I’ve been able to try through blogging for instance hair loss products (to help a personal issue) and monthly with my discoveries from beauty boxes.
4. It's always been there for me
I absolutely love blogging and it’s been there for me no matter what has happened in my life for the past 7 years. It’s kept me busy through the summer months during the school holidays, weekends when I have no plans and now when I’ve been looking for jobs after university. It may take me anywhere up to 6 hours to complete a blog post from start to finish but I love every single minute of it.
5. It’s allowed me to be myself
I remember writing my dissertation earlier this year about blogging and it made me realise that people don’t always invest in what the blogger writes about, they invest in the blogger themselves. I personally prefer reading blogs when I like the blogger as a person (not just for the content they write) as I believe them more then a magazine and I’m more likely to make a purchase of a product based on their recommendation. Blogging has given me the confidence to be myself, write from the heart and I am so happy that you (who is reading this right now) is invested in my blog and you enjoy reading it.