5 things I’ve learned about myself from blogging

Hey guys, gals and everyone else!

To blog or not to blog! What a silly question really…. I started blogging because my college graduation was looming on the horizon, and I could already feel my soul becoming lost and confused. (I actually covered this in a ‘why I blog’ post awhile back. Oh how much has changed.)I sat with a degree that I loved learning about, but that I wasn’t sure I wanted to work towards for the rest of my life. I knew I loved design, and writing, and deadlines. So I decided…I’ll start a blog…and this is what I’ve learned from that one little thought.

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*If you cry for help,they will answer.

    I’m not one to ask for help. I was raised (mostly) an only child, and with that comes self reliance (my parents call it stubbornness). For a long time, asking for help -to me- meant relinquishing control and failure, but in the blogging world that isn’t true. I was amazed at the support I got from friends, family, and internet strangers as I started my journey. I learned that *shudder* I couldn’t control everything, and I needed their support.

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*I’m pretty beast at coming up with ideas

   Not to toot my own horn but….I got 160 blog posts, but a problem aint one. That’s not how it goes is it? Anyway, I love coming up with blog post ideas. Which is probably why I made a blog post…about blog post topics. Believe it or not…160 ideas is just the tip of the iceberg. Which is probably why I’m working on YouTube now to accompany my blog! I love brainstorming, and I’d call it one of my strengths. You can say come up with an idea involving ‘X’ and I’ll give you the pros and cons of 6 different ideas in a matter of minutes. Sometimes…you gotta brag when bragging is due. And this is that.

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*My budget made me think in more creative ways

I love adobe products, but my wallet doesn’t. So I had to learn to be creative with my blogging adventures. Right now I have my own domain…but not self hosting. BUT my pins look pretty decent. In fact I make my pins in Microsoft Paint…ya know the free software? And they seem to be pretty well received.

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Find this post here!

*Blogging ‘voices’ are weird.

Everyone has a voice they speak in, the vernacular they use, the tempo, the pitch etc. But people also have a blogging voice. It’s the voice in which they write. For a very long time I thought my blog voice had to be like everyone else’s. It had to be overly optimistic, and use words like ‘lovely’ and ‘adorable’. Now I use those words when they fit, but I also through in an occasional f-bomb…because that’s me. And that’s part of the charm of staywithme.

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*I’m really freaking lazy

Remember when I said I loved deadlines? In high school I really did. I would get a weird writers high in Newspaper and Yearbook when we HAD to get spreads done today or they weren’t being printed. That went on to a few close calls (but only one all nighter) in college with papers. And yet…here I sit…the same age as my friends in college, and I can’t get myself to write anything. Now once I start I get in a groove, but it’s a lot harder to stay accountable when you’re your own  boss. Many a blog post has been pushed days and days past the original date…because I’d rather take a nap after work.

What have you learned from blogging? Let me know down below!

Oh and don’t forget to check out these lovely blogs as they decide what they learned from blogging 😉

Musings of a Tired Mom

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A Fresh Start on a Budget

Pretty Girl, Smarter Woman

A Hundred Tiny Wishes

Catered by Kristin

Lady Marielle

Sookton

Stay Sunny ❤

 

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21 thoughts on “5 things I’ve learned about myself from blogging

  1. Pingback: 5 Things I've Learned About Myself From Blogging

  2. Ricci

    I would have never thought to use Paint for graphics!! I am a Pic Monkey fan myself, it has a TON of free features and it’s cheap if you buy into it. This is a great post and I have lean red a LOT about myself in my almost six years of blogging!!

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  3. uprunforlife

    These are excellent lessons. I started trying to make money online when I got laid off due to my back issues. Now 3.5 years later I’m on my second blog (which is amazing because I wasnt.a good writer). We sold my first one.

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  4. Jamie Rippy (@MamaMommyMom)

    I started my blog in 2009 because I always had something to say about darn near everything. Almost 7 years later, I still do, but I don’t have as much time to sit down and write as I would like to. I’m trying to find that balance again.

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  5. Sam

    I love your post which I accidentally came across. I have been wanting to start my own blog but I’m scared, after all there are many people out there; mean, rude, and of course the sweet and kind ones. I don’t know where to start nor what I would blog about. I guess I’m asking for your advise? 🙂

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