I have been blogging for almost eight months and I am glad I started. I started blogging to share my journey of simplifying my life and as a personal journal of my travels. As I blog, it became less about me writing my life story and experiences rather it changes me. Blogging motivates me to live a more purposeful life.
Six Areas on How Blogging Impacted My Life
I gained new skills – Blogging gave me the opportunity to improve my writing, gain new skills like setting up a blog site, and acquire new knowledge when I research for a post.
I developed an eye for photography – I enjoy taking photographs, inserting the photographs in my blog posts helps to better express my experience. With that in mind, I take photographs more intentionally.
I become more aware – When we blog, we want to write meaningful things. I become more aware of what’s happening around me, my thoughts and opinion. I filter out what is not interesting nor meaningful and blog about the meaningful thoughts and experiences that align with the goal of my blog.
I am living a more purposeful life – Upon completing the Fundamentals of Blogging course by Travel Blog Success in January, I asked myself what is the goal of my blog? I did some reflection and updated my About page to better express my goal and added My Story page that readers may know more about me. Since then, I am making more purposeful effort to live a life of simplicity, focus on experiences. You may notice that I am writing less about my travel experiences, unlike when I first started. I am sharing more about my life experiences and learnings.
I learnt about making some money – I have yet to make any money from blogging and I don’t need to make money to enjoy blogging. Having said that, I learnt how to monetize my blog through Travel Blog Success (TBS). Whether you are a travel or lifestyle blogger, you will benefit from the course and network they have to offer. Their in-depth online courses and webinars cover from technicalities of building a blog to what to charge for advertising, and how to develop a media kit. My favourite resource is their members Facebook group where more than 1,000 members swap and share tips and experiences. There is also a job opportunities board that publish freelance job opportunities.
I become more “curious” about my country, Singapore – As I engage fellow bloggers, I read about their travel experiences to different parts of the world, including Singapore. Visitors to Singapore usually visit the tourist attractions like Gardens by the Bay, Merlion Park, Chinatown, Little India, etc. But there are so much more to see and do in Singapore. Now, I am no longer “airborne”, I am visiting places that I have not been to or not visited for a long time. I would like to provide fellow Singaporeans, foreigners who are living here and visitors another view of Singapore. Singapore may be a small urban city, there are places like gardens, parks, nature reserves, etc we can retreat to when we want some time to ourselves or with our family and most are free for public access.
Whether I am making money or get rich through blogging or have a huge following, the biggest gain I have through blogging is how it has impacted my life.
Are you a blogger? How has blogging impacted your life? Would love to hear from you.
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