Back in december we celebrated Notes from Joana first anniversary. It’s been an incredible journey where I’ve made countless mistakes but, most importantly, learned a bunch of stuff that allows me to improve my capabilities and my little blog.
10 Things I’ve Learned From Blogging
1 | It’s okay to be your weird self. You don’t have to pretend to be someone else or to have your life all figured out. There’s a bunch of people on the same boat as you ready to support and embrace your personality.
2 | Your blog doesn’t always need to have a niche. Blog about whatever you’re passionate about and if you find it fits a niche, great. If doesn’t, great as well.
3 | Interacting with readers is super important. Don’t expect people will read your content if you don’t share it on social media or interact with your readers. It takes time and work but it’s so much fun!
4 | Blogging gives you a voice. It’s amazing to have a little space to rant about whatever you enjoy. And after a while, people actually listen to you, it’s pretty great!
5 | Blogging can teach you so many skills. Content creation, web design, photography, social media strategy, you name it. Having a blog can also help you be more confident with yourself and when interacting with others.
6 | It’s inevitable to not compare your blog to others. It will only take away your confidence and focus from what’s really important. It takes time to build a blog. Consume less and create more.
7 | Manual mode is really the key. I had a photography class back at uni where the teacher told us about the importance of shooting in manual mode. But it was only with blogging that I started experimenting and teaching myself how to make it work. It really does make a difference.
8 | Blogging opens doors. I seriously think that having my blog to support my application was a big help to get my current job. It shows you have a passion and a lot of skills that come with blogging, as mentioned in #5.
9 | It’s not that scary to talk with people online. Most of them are actually pretty amazing!
10 | It’s also inevitable to get stuck in a rut once in a while. Not only when it comes to blogging but also life. Don’t push it. Take a break and go do something else, inspiration will come and you will soon find your way.