Hey Friends! How’s it goin?
Anyone else insanely happy that it’s Friday? 😀
I’ve bee blogging for a little over a year and a half now and I’m just starting to realise how much blogging has affected my life. So for today’s Friday Features I thought I’d share that with you.
Thanks Kristie for suggesting I make the awesome pinnable graphic above 🙂
5 Ways Becoming a Blogger Impacted my life
1. I have a lot of seemingly random info in my brain
So, this one isn’t really limited to blogging because I read a lot and tend to store all sorts of shit in my brain. But now, dropping words like superfood and phytochemicals in everyday conversation seems a-okay to me. I’m almost positive that most of my friends secretly hate me and my healthy living jargon…
Speaking of friends:
2. My friends are (almost) all virtual
Because of the sheer number of bloggers, readers, tweeters etc. I connect with on a daily basis, my tribe of ‘internet friends’ is almost surpassing my real life friends. Not a bad thing for a homebody like me, since I can keep up those relationships from the comfort of my own home. But still, kind of weird.
3. Most of my food pics are lies
No, I don’t mean that I stole someone else’s food pictures, just the way my food is presented is pretty much a lie. I’m not a food photographer by any means of the imagination, but I’ve been spending a bit more time staging my food before taking pictures to share with you all.
Here’s a picture of a bowl of oatmeal I planned to share on Instagram this week:
When I was actually ready to eat? All hell broke loose!
Oh, and did I mention that my food is almost always cold? 😐
4. My ideal career changes daily
I’m a Statistics major but I have never had a purely statistics related job. Right now, I’m all about digital marketing. My blogging days are filled with SEO, social media marketing, engagement, pageviews etc. and the more I learn, the more I want to pursue it outside of blogging. So all of my internships so far have been marketing related.
However, I sometimes decide I would LOVE to be a health coach or a registered dietitian or a personal trainer or something else health and fitness related. Oh, and don’t forget wanting to become a full-time blogger and making ALL the monies!
Good thing I don’t graduate and enter the ‘real world’ for another year, right? Lotsa time to figure it out 🙂
5. I’m a bonafied (wannabe) coder
I do all the coding for my blog re-designs because I get bored with my designs often and I couldn’t afford redesigns every couple of months. So I actually know a lot more about HTML and CSS than I ever learned through my Computer Science minor. Definitely useful to have on my resume 😀
And, just because, here are some blogging related posts I’ve been reading this week:
- Blogging Tool: CoSchedule via The Lean Green Bean
- Getting Google’s Attention via Fabulous Blogging
- My Best Blogging Tips via A Healthy Slice of Life
- Summer Blog Challenge via Blog Genie
- 5 Tips to a Great Blog Design via The Blogger Babes
What about you?
How has blogging changed your life?
Where’s your favourite place to get blogging tips?
Share in the comments below!
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