I love looking back and seeing the progress I’ve made since I started this blog. The main idea for this post comes from the job interview I had a couple of weeks back. As I sat there talking about my skills and what my blog is about etc. I realized that I learnt quite a few new skills thanks to blogging. By the way I got the internship and I couldn’t be happier!
I guess this one is my biggest achievement. I took photos before on my phone and on cameras but never on this level. Over the last year, I learnt how to us my DSLR and how to get the best out of it. It’s so much fun playing around with it and seeing the results I get once I get the hang of it.
But like everybody knows you don’t always or hardly ever have the perfect condition to shoot with. So Photoshop has helped me a lot. Before going into blogging, I’ve never used Photoshop before. I just went on to the internet and used some free photo editing sites. Now I’m so happy that I’ve put in the time and effort to lear how to use Photoshop. Don’t get me wrong, I’m still learning but like I feel, I’ve got the basics down now.
Just have a look at these pictures and you can just tell how much I improved. Haven’t I?! The lighting, editing, angle of shooting the pictures, everything has changed. And Photoshop has for sure helped along with it.
I don’t know if you’ve noticed but English isn’t my first language. I made the conscious decision to write my blog in English so I won’t loose what I learnt. And it’s just a beautiful language anyways! From my first blog post and now, I find my writing has evolved quite a bit. Anyways, besides that my style of writing has changed too. It’s not so stiff anymore, as in I throw some questions in there, a joke or just write as you would say it out loud.
With this one I have been really late to the party! Now I wished I had put a lot more effort in from the start. I only started to really, really push my content and get it out there last autumn. But since then I’ve learnt a lot. Somewhere I’ve read that you should put 20% of your time into creating content and then 80% of your time should be used to promote your content. I’m nowhere near this percentage of promoting my blog but for sure I do it a lot more than I used to. I use apps like Hootsuite to schedule my tweets, participate in twitter chats, promote my blog on Facebook groups and Pinterest is my new best friend! Honestly I love Pinterest, I can get lost init like for hours. And I have to say my promotion skills made a big improvement on my numbers. The page views have gone steadily up every month.
So these are some skills I learnt or how blogging improved some of my skills. I love how blogging brought so many things into my life. Not only is there an amazing blogging community but doing what I love has given me a new set of skills too.
On that note, I have a full section of blog posts which show you how to improve your blogging skills. What have your improvements been since you started your blog? Let me know in the comments down below.
Have a beautiful day my lovelies, xx.