What I've Learned from Blogging

I found two blog posts on the website SeededBuzz today about the topic "What Has Blogging Taught You?" The first post is from Better in Bulk and the second one is from Sugar Filled Emotions. Please check them out! They're both great posts and they got me thinking about what I've learned in my blogging experiences:



- I really am a writer. I've always wanted to be one but thought that when I ended my college life sans degree and started the journey of mothering that that idea could be put to rest - how untrue that was! I started blogging in 2004 on and off and it's become a blog with my own domain and more followers than I ever thought I could have. Better than that, people have told me they actually like what I've written, I've been able to write a few articles for actual money AND I've made some awesome friends. :)

- Consult other people before you blog about them and think about what you're writing. Would this hurt someone's feelings if they read it? I'm not saying to sugar coat your posts but if you're writing about someone in a negative way I think you should either make it anonymous or ask their permission. Also, consider what you're writing. Is it really how you feel? Or are you upset, frustrated or mad? Sometimes it's good to write in those moods, other times it's not.

- If you feel like you don't know anyone that likes "fill in whatever you like here" - you're wrong! I'm willing to bet a good amount that there's someone online that likes the same things as you! I've found several of my really good friends through common interests and/or social networking websites.

- Good blogging is not about your numbers or how many followers you have on Twitter. Well, for some people it is. It's not for me. It's about helping and encouraging others by sharing my life, viewpoints, experiences and stories. It's also about improving my writing skills and connecting with other people I find interesting. It's also just an outlet for me to write about whatever the heck I want. ;)

If you're a blogger or writer, tell me what you've learned about it in the comments!

10 comments :

  1. I liked what you said about good blogging does not always have to be about the numbers of followers your have.

    I blog for the same reasons you do.

    I enjoyed reading your list and thank you for including a link to my site in it.

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  2. Great post!!!

    I'll need to reflect on why I blog too. Thanks for sharing your thoughts!

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  3. Great Post. I am primarily a fiction writer, so I started blogging to practice other forms of writing. I would love to think that I've shared some stories that have helped others. I've actually just started a new blog to document my fiction writing journey. Stop by if you get a chance. :) http://awritersroad-kel.blogspot.com.

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  4. These are great lessons. I blog for the same reasons and I think its great that you have been able to make money writing. I wish I could say the same! It is amazing how blogging has opened up a whole new world.

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  5. Thanks! It's been a very small amount but hey, I can still say that I'm an actual published (and paid!) writer! hehe.

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  6. That's great! I will definitely check it out.

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  7. No problem - thanks for reading them! :)

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  8. Thanks! And thank you for writing a great post to begin with. :)

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  9. Blogging is the good way to achieve the traffic

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  10. I posted a buzz here http://sos-research-blog.com/07/blogging-gives-me-the-opportunity-to-meet-wonderful-people-what-about-you/ and referenced you. Thanks!

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