What Blogging Teaches You.

Today I’m sharing what blogging teaches you or at least what blogging has taught me in thirteen years of practice! I made a summary with 5 important things that I’ve learn from Blogging that are far from the normal you are used to listen like creativity, patience, resistance, etc. The five learnings that I got from Blogging are very specific and I really think they will encourage you and excite you to write more! I hope you enjoy it.

What Blogging Teaches You.

After thirteen years (of Blogging), I can give you my full experience of what Blogging can actually teach you. And I have this great summary of all of my experiences and I’m going to share with you only 5 points. But remember that there is a lot of normal knowledge of what Blogging teaches you, like patience, resistance, (creativity), etc.

My first photoshoot at El Zonte beach, El Salvador in January of 2009. Skirt / Ring / Earrings / Pendant / Monroe

You have more knowledge than what you think.

One of the things that Blogging teaches you is that you have more knowledge than what you think. And this will be very obvious when you are writing an article and you think that you are developing only one type of idea. But at the end of it, you will see that you actually grab a lot of knowledge from a lot of places that you didn’t even imagined, and that you just have that kind of knowledge there but you didn’t know why did you accumulate it. And when you are writing all of your thoughts and all of your ideas into one article, you will understand how much of a knowledge you actually have.

And the other way you will be able to see that is that when you are writing a one-topic article, you might have this practice of talking about several topics in the same article. So that is one thing —one good thing actually!— to have more knowledge than what you need for one article and you will be capable to see that when you’re writing with more frequency in your blog.

Holding a low lunge in my yoga practice, 2017. Top / Leggings

You can learn anything easy.

Another thing that Blogging teaches you is that you can learn anything easy. When you start to blog, you might think that you would only need to write and publish. And that (situation) might be for your first 10, 12, 20, 100 posts, but after some time, you will have this desire of giving your audience more depth, more material to see… and then, you will start to create more multimedia. For example: more photos, videos, podcast episodes, etc.

The first time that I really really felt that I was capable of learning anything easy in the Blogging industry was in 2008 when I was able to create a link in an image. So, anybody that would click my photo, would be sent to another link (address). I didn’t have a lot of experience with links. So, to me, that day when I was capable of linking an image and using my photo as a button was crazy to me!

Imagine how technology has advanced so much from 2008 that you can do several stuff like that and more. So, yeah, you can learn anything easy.

From my first photoshoot at El Zonte beach, El Salvador. My heart is a roaring sea. Bikini

You have the skills to be in front of a (small) business.

Another thing that Blogging teaches you is that you already have the skills to be in front of a business. So, as I was telling you, you might start by just writing because you want to publish your ideas and that’s totally fine. But when the time goes by, you might develop some desires between you, your capabilities, and your blog. And you will notice that you already have the skills you need to be in front of a business, to turn your hobby blog into a business.

Once you understand that, you will see how easy it is to start some kind of side income and organize all of your ideas and all of your efforts into monetize your hobby.

And you will see how easy it is because you already have all the capabilities and all the skills needed to be in front of a business.

A some-what selfie panoramic of my current apartment at San Salvador. Shirt

You can connect the dots.

Blogging also teaches you that you can connect the dots. And you will connect them in a very logical way. This will happen when you are analyzing your stats. You will see that you will have a lot of information that, at first glance, will be some what complicated. But as you start to pay attention to what your audience is telling you, you actually will connect the dots and will develop your creativity. And the connection with your audience will be more thoughtful.

Because you will start creating with the knowledge that you have and the knowledge that you will get —because you will learn anything easy—. (And) with all of those knowledges, if that word even exist in English, you will start to create more pieces that are specifically created for your own audience.

And you will understand what kind of articles you will need to write to be in more communication with your own audience.

You will understand at what time they want to read you.

You will understand of all of the topics that you were giving to them, what is the topic that they enjoy the most.

That is one of the thing that Blogging really teaches you.

I was so happy to meet a yellow kombi that was traveling from Argentina to Alaska. Top / Jeans / Cellphone

You have the courage to seize an opportunity.

And the last but not least thing that Blogging teaches you is that you have the courage to seize an opportunity. You already have that sense of adventure inside of you. And you will see this in a very specific way.

So, you will start to create like a lot of articles and then, you might follow the niche down advice that you already hear(d)… or you can go for the long and fun way of sharing everything you know about all of the topics that you know for —at least— a year, and then you will start to pay attention to all of your stats.

And the most weird, fun, casual, kind of knowledge that you didn’t even had… that one specific topic will be the one that you audience will need the most.

Just hang in there, pay attention to your analytics, stay vigilant to your numbers, understand what your audience is telling you. If you don’t get comments, if you don’t get subscribers, if you don’t get readers, read your analytics because they are telling you something with their actions.

Those actions can be read in your stats, and when you learn to read your stats, you will find that the least possible kind of topic that you were thinking about to go full in, will be the one that your audience chooses.

That is everything from me. These are the five things that Blogging teaches you or at least what Blogging has taught me in these thirteen years of blogging. I really hope that this article helps you and I hope that God allows us to see each other very very soon. Ciao!

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