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7 abilities running a blog can train you

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When I began running a blog it was one thing I loved however I by no means imagined all the abilities running a blog would carry me. In case you marvel what abilities running a blog might carry you then why not think about beginning a weblog too? You don’t must make it a job, it might simply be a interest.


7 abilities running a blog can carry you

I’m certain there are extra abilities than this however listed here are my favorite 7 abilities that running a blog has taught me. Or abilities I had a bit of beforehand however they’ve been enhanced since I began my web site.

Negotiation abilities

One necessary factor if you wish to make cash from running a blog is to have the ability to negotiate offers with manufacturers and companies. There’ll at all times be individuals who need one thing for nothing and others who pays nicely however count on the world for it.

Each work day I’m negotiating with somebody that bloggers don’t work at no cost while taking a look at how lengthy a chunk of labor will take earlier than pricing it for the model.


Social media was once all about sharing issues and phrases however then it turned extra visible adopted by video taking up. Now on some platforms (Instagram for instance) the engagement you’ll get is far larger with movies.

While there are websites like Pictory that will help you, you’ll quickly realise that you simply get a greater eye for video and see issues on-line and marvel why they didn’t file it from one other angle for instance.

Social media

Social media was once all about stress-free, chatting to associates and discovering enjoyable teams to hitch. As a blogger, it’s extra about work and there isn’t downtime on social media in the identical method as there may be if you don’t want it for work.

All the pieces you do or say may be taken out of context or have an effect on your work. It’s a talent typically to simply preserve what you assume quiet and bear in mind you’re your small business!

Pictures and photograph modifying

While I don’t must do a lot modifying I do take loads of images and it’s actually necessary to verify they suit your model. For instance, I like all my images in a present information to be on the identical background if doable so that they match properly.

I can spend ages positioning an merchandise for a photograph, one thing I by no means realised I’d get fairly expert at. Equally, some issues are actually exhausting to {photograph}, akin to empty glass vases!


I’m from an age the place the one pc work we did at college was phrase processing (it wasn’t even phrase) and spreadsheets. We didn’t have a home windows pc and definitely didn’t do coding.

I do little or no in the best way of coding now however I do know bits and continue to learn extra and would like to develop this talent additional to actually carry my web site to life in new and other ways. It is among the abilities running a blog has taught me that I by no means even thought-about earlier than I began running a blog.

Fast typing

Whenever you receives a commission for writing an article it actually pays to have the ability to kind shortly. I’ve by no means had contact typing classes and many others however I’ve received very fast at typing simply to profit from my time and work shortly and effectively.

An creativeness

I’m not a very imaginative individual however running a blog it has actually inspired me to develop my creativeness as typically an organization need you to write down an article with a selected hyperlink in and discovering a method to then write one thing fascinating with their anchor textual content (the half you click on on to get to the hyperlink). Particularly when an anchor textual content is sort of random akin to “plumbing Nottingham”.

Are you able to consider every other abilities running a blog has taught you or me? If you’re a blogger do let me know of every other concepts within the feedback, if not then have you ever seen something I do and thought wow that could be a talent she has gained by running a blog!

Have these abilities shocked you? Let me know within the feedback under.

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