Tuesday, 12 July 2016

What Blogging Has Taught Me


From the 3 years that I have been blogging I feel like I have learnt a few things that I never would have, had I not started this blog, or wouldn't have learnt about them until a little later in my life. So today I thought that I would share with you some of the things I have learnt from blogging.

1. HOW TO USE A DSLR CAMERA
I don't think that I would have ever learnt how to use a DSLR camera if I hadn't started a blog because before I started blogging I wasn't really that interested in photography. But since starting my blog I am really interested in it and always looking for cameras that I would like and the lens to go with them. I now know how to brighten my photos with my camera and the difference between the manual and automatic settings on the camera.

2. HOW IMPORTANT SOCIAL MEDIA IS IN TODAY'S WORLD
With everyone being a bit Internet obsessed (me included!) social media has become one of the best ways to get your content out there. Without Twitter and Instagram I don't think blogging would be as big as it is because it would be a lot harder to spread the word about your blog. I love using social media for my blog and don't think I could blog without it!

3. HOW IMPORTANT IT IS NOT TO COMPARE YOURSELF TO OTHERS
This one is probably one of the harder parts of blogging because it can be hard sometimes not to compare yourself to other bloggers, especially the really well known ones. But in this industry, like many others, there will always be someone who takes photos a little better than you do, who has more followers than you do and but that doesn't mean that your blog isn't great and sometimes we need to remember that we don't need to be comparing ourselves to everyone else all of the time.

4. TWITTER CHATS ARE AT THE SAME TIME A LOT OF FUN AND VERY STRESSFUL
I absolutely love a good twitter chat, especially the #fblchat and the #bbloggers chat but oh my god are these stressful. There are just so many tweets that you find yourself constantly refreshing your page and trying to keep up with the chat and this can be challenging sometimes. Another thing about blogger chats (especially #bbloggers) is that you will come out of the chats with a shopping list as long as your arm of new products you just *need* in your life. If you're on a spending ban, don't take part in these chats as it will be too hard not to spend money afterwards! 

5. EVERYTHING REMOTELY AESTHETICALLY PLEASING NEEDS TO BE PHOTOGRAPHED FOR EITHER BLOG OR INSTAGRAM PURPOSES (OR BOTH!) 
Although I don't do this all of the time, it is something I do find myself doing from time to time. A pretty looking restaurant with equally gorgeous food? That will be Instagrammed. A pretty landscape/city? That will definitely need a photo, you know, for blog purposes. And if you see a pretty looking piece of homeware like a marble dish, well that has to be bought for blog photography purposes...

I hope you enjoyed reading about the things I have learnt through blogging. Is there anything else that you have learnt from blogging that I haven't mentioned?

Chloe
xoxo
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