4 THINGS I LEARNED FROM BLOGGING THAT I WOULD’VE NEVER LEARNED IN SCHOOL

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Yes, the title of this post is a mouth full. I’ve been talking about this a lot these last years though with friends, colleges and family.  After graduating university I worked for about a year full time until my blog became my full time job, the biggest blessing ever. Let me first say that I absolutely love school/uni although I know it’s not the way for everyone. Having said that I also feel like I could’ve never learned so much as I’ve done the last years from working as a blogger. These 5 things stood out most to me:

1. The online world is changing everyday and you need to immerse with those changes: As 90% of what we do finds place online we constantly have to stay up to date with all things on the www. You can surely have people help you out with everything that comes with it but let’s be honest, the first years you are most likely spending day and night on your computer. As I’ve gone to art school the online world played about 10% in my full education which is not enough regarding the future and any possible job that you will work on.

2. How to brand yourself: I’ve learned about branding in school but never even came close to learning about how to sell yourself as a brand or how to be an entrepreneur 2.0, which is getting more present than ever. Through blogging I went to the full process of this and as I needed to learn to look at myself as a brand I learned way more about marketing than I could’ve ever learned in school.

3. Content is king: For me personally, studying Museum Studies, where content plays a big part, I still didn’t fully came to understanding how much this is true and how quickly a mind creates an opinion after seeing just one piece of content. Of course I learned that regarding content it’s always quality over quantity but it’s so much more important to teach this in an actual case. I can not even tell you how much I’ve learned about the meaning of content in the last year by just working with content 24/7 and not just learning about it.

4. Just being there: I think Woody Allen (correct me if it’s someone else) once said ‘99 percent of life is showing up’. And although I am that weirdo that likes to sit at home day and night this is more than true. Honestly, could someone quoted me this earlier in life?

I hope you all liked today’s post and I can’t wait to hear your opinion about it? Do you agree with me?

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  • Dressed With Soul

    So true what you wrote 🙂 I learnt further from blogging a lot of about socialising.
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
    http://www.dressedwithsoul.com/a>

  • Mehar Singh
  • Thanks for sharing! But how do I brand myself??
    xoxo Lynda
    http://fashion-petite.com/

  • great post! So true!

    xxx
    http://www.dominiquecandido.com

  • This is such a great post!

    http://www.thoughtsinstyle.com/

  • Love the post and totally agree with you. The lessons of life are never studied in school.

    http://thegaragestarlets.com

  • I am a trained physician, so the things I learned for that are totally different to the things I learned from blogging, even if it only is a hobby.

    Linda,
    Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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  • All points are so on point!! But #4 is the big one because being an introvert as I am (and most of us bloggers are!), I need to push myself to get out to events to meet people, brands, and other bloggers. Great post!! xx Zuma
    http://www.splashofteal.com

  • This is really handy. Branding is so important!

    Thanks!

    Jabeen x

    http://www.spilling-the-beans.co.uk/

  • mybeautrip .com

    All points are important but branding is so necessary!

    xx

    http://www.mybeautrip.com

  • Zou je eens iets meer willen vertellen over wat je hebt geleerd bij je studie Museum Studies. Het is een best wel unusual universitaire studie, dus leek me weleens leuk daar meer over te horen! 🙂
    Liefs,
    x Fre
    http://fablefrique.com

  • Totally agree with you. Such a useful post. I am nowhere near where you are in blogging yet but still, so far I have learned a lot about branding myself and about negotiating.

    Love,

    http://www.thestyleventure.com

  • Lovey Fleming

    Lovely! Thank you so much for your experiences. I am so amazed at your blog every day and I love seeing how you’ve grown and adapted your abilities to become the beautiful blogger you are today!~

    xoxo

    http://theindiegirl.com

  • Fijn om te lezen! Ik heb stiekem, in de twee jaar dat ik nu blog, al zo ontzettend veel belangrijkere dingen geleerd dan op school!

  • There are so many things I have learnt since leaving school and university which I NEVER got taught. They all geared me up to studying and being on time and hard-working and they all pushed me towards getting an office job in London. It’s amazing what a girl can learn with google, youtube tutorials and forums! http://www.theblondeb.com

  • I love blogging and you are so correct in saying there are so many things I have learned from blogging that I’ve never learned in school!

    xx

    bombshell-to-be.blogspot.com

  • No way! Girl, we are totally on the same academic page. I’m just finishing my undergrad in history and art history and was looking to maybe do museum studies (to curate a gallery would be a dream come true). I’m glad to know that you feel your studies helped a little, but yeah the real world is so different!

    http://www.LovelyLea.net

  • This was really helpful as I’m still grasping to learn and do blogging as a full time job and hobby.

    http://joycentricity.blogspot.com

  • Georgia

    Completely agree with this post! School and uni have taught me so much, but part time work and blogging have taught me things I’d have never learnt otherwise 🙂 xx

    Chasing Belle 23

  • Urvi

    Loved the post, ’99 percent of life is showing up’ is so true!!
    http://www.makeupxpressions.com

  • Love! Thank you for sharing!!!

    Abbie E.

    http://abulouslife.blogspot.com/

  • Caliope Couture

    What a great post! Especially love the notion about just being there 🙂

    Christina ♥ https://caliope.name

  • Vera

    This post is sooo true! Ik heb enorm veel geluk gehad met mijn schoolkeuze. Ik heb school en bloggen weten te combineren door een bepaald “vak” te gaan volgen. Zo heb ik een beetje van beide.

  • agree on #2, I find it hard and complicated to brand yourself, especially when there’s so much competitors online. Not to mention people spend hundreds on branding yourself workshops, thanks for the write up!

    Nabila / Young At Heart

  • viktoria

    amazing post! thanks for sharing

    thedaydreamings.blogspot.com

  • rae

    There definitely are a lot of lessons to learn by running a full-time blog that one would not learn elsewhere. Great post. For me number 1 and 2 has definitely held true.

    Rae | Love from Berlin

  • I think present in the blogging world is spot on. But not in the sense of just reading, commenting and engaging allows you to be there & learn how the www. is changing. Some times people don’t make those connections, but its essential for bloggers. Thanks for this 🙂

  • Natalie Redman

    Totally agree with being present in the online world. After only joining up my blog with Bloglovin the other day, I’ve noticed a bigger audience engagement on my own blog from reading and commenting on others.

    http://www.upyourvlog.com

  • Linda Adams

    Just reading this now and it hit the spot. Please forgive my ignorance but what did you mean by “uni”? Does It mean University?

  • Thanks for such an insightful post! I’ve learnt so many things through blogging that I haven’t learned at uni too! http://www.theyoproedit.com

  • Sherie Ann Peterson

    You hit in right on. The world and internet seem to be changing at an ever-increasing rate. I have been blogging since the 90’s sometime and the blogosphere is so much bigger and more sophisticated now. Even how to post so that it will be picked up a search engine is different. Food4Thought.Today.