5 things blogging has given me

Tuesday, 5 December 2017



Blogging has been a little hobby of mine for nearly 5 years now. That's a bloomin' long time. Over that time, there has been a lot of things it's given me, so I thought today I'd share them with you.

Confidence. This sounds a little silly, but over the years I've grown to be proud of my blog. For a few years, it was my little space on the internet that not many people knew about, I'd take all my outfit photos in the comfort of my own bedroom with my trusty tripod and self-timer, and I would cringe whenever someone in real life mentioned my blog. Fast forward to now, I'm roaming the streets for outfit photos, posing in public (this still makes me cringe, big time), and openly discussing my blog with everyone I meet. 

Adventures with Jamie. Jamie has soon become my own personal blogging photographer. With his new interest of photography and videography, we've become the perfect pair and blogging has resulted in us searching far and wide for cute new locations to shoot in, which often end up being fun adventures too.

Something unique. Although a lot more people are blogging now than they were 5 years ago, it's still a fairly unique thing for me. It's something that gives me that edge, and makes me different to other people. For example, it helped me bag my internship 2 years ago, showing a bunch of skills I have that perhaps the average person might not have.

Blogging mail and a little bit of money.  Let's not lie, everyone loves a freebie, and lucky for me blogging means I get a bit more freebies than the average person. Money is another thing - by no means am I earning thousands on my blog, certainly not enough to be anything substantial, but one highlight of blogging is every now and then I can earn a bit of cash. For me, this money is different to the money I earn from my part time job, and it's cash I feel a little less guilty treating myself with.

Skills. Blogging has opened me up to learning a magnitude of new skills. HTML, photoshop, SEO, writing, you name it, I've learnt a lot. Creativity is a big thing for me, despite having a blog, I'm not that creative, but having this space on the internet has given me that chance to work on my creativity. I'm definitely a more skilled person now than I was 5 years ago.

What has blogging given you?

Lucy x

7 comments :

  1. I love this post! I agree with you on confidence. I used to be so shy and wouldn't like to speak to anyone new but now I'm the first person to walk into a room full of strangers and make friends! It's great that you have a friend that you do this with!

    Sophie xx // One Unique

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  2. Lovely post! I've only been blogging for a few months but already I agree with a lot of these. In a weird way I feel like blogging has made me appreciate places more by making me find cute new spots to take photos and write about.

    LoneTeenTraveller | Travel Fashion Lifestyle

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  3. I love this! Blogging really does open you up to new opportunities and you can learn lots of skills and obtain knowledge through blogging. Blogging also is great for meeting new people.
    http://sugarcoatedbears.blogspot.com/

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  4. Ah I'm the same with blogging money, especially if it's paypal. I tell myself it's not real money and always treat myself with it : ) xx

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  5. Seriously amazing that you've been blogging for 5 years, what an achievement! I totally agree with you already - it's amazing how the confidence grows from being mortified if someone finds out about my blog to actually talking face to face with someone about it and feeling proud! xxx

    Sophie | Sophar So Good

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  6. I can agree with all of these points, especially the confidence thing. I was so self conscious about my blog a few years back, but now I'll actually show people my blog and talk about it and the opportunities I get to take. Blogging's an amazing thing!

    Lucy | Forever September

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  7. This is such a lovely post. Thinking about it, I have learnt so much since I started blogging. I think the skills I have learnt really are one of the best things I have taken from blogging!

    Danielle xx
    http://www.fashionbeautyblog.co.uk/

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