How Top Blogging Skills Can Help You Conquer the Global Market

Unlock the Secrets: How Top Blogging Skills Can Help You Conquer the Global Market

Blogging skills include writing, technical, creative marketing, time management, budgeting– developing a social media strategy in the global marketplace. In one of my previous posts. I thought blogging hadn’t added to my duffel bag of skills. However, this is not true. I realized that while some skills have atrophied, I have gained additional skills that are also valuable. As a blogger, I have also acquired blogging skills from freelance writing and maintaining my blog. And these skills will be beneficial to any job I get in the future.

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Blogging Skills

Anyone can start a blog. However, not everyone can maintain one. It’s a challenge because it requires the blogger to continually grow and gain new skills. Blogging abilities can, and often do, relate to the global marketplace. Bloggers write & perform technical and creative marketing, networking, time management & budgeting– blogging skills that relate to many jobs employers are looking for today.

1. Research Skills 

No matter what you blog about, you will need to become proficient in research. You need to ensure your content is reliable while maintaining high notes for future posts. Brush up on your Bedford skills, so you give proper credit to sources and copyrighted material. Additionally, you learn interviewing and editing skills, so you can write concise, yet thorough blog posts from what you learned.

2. Time Management

Most non-bloggers think we sit around all day in a funky t-shirt, sipping caffeinated drinks between reruns of Love and Hip Hop and Oprah. Only one of the above is true. I’ll leave it to your imagination to figure out which one.

However, the opposite is exact. I created a reasonable schedule in which I set aside time to research, write, edit, and respond to readers and fellow bloggers that take advantage of the time I’ve allotted to blogging.

Blogging is time-consuming. I cannot tell you how many days I looked up from my laptop to see 4-5 hours gone. I try to do the lion share of work during the day before my husband gets home. But I also have to fit the family, working out, shopping, chores, and friends into my schedule.

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3. Being Entrepreneurial

Blogging is a small business. As a blogger, you have to make decisions regarding our blog. There are hosting widgets and technical costs used for establishing goals and budgets for software and hardware. Other blogging skills include scheduling, advertising, and various skills necessary for blogging.

Also, many of us have diversified to include other business interests like e-books, merchandising, freelancing, etc.

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4. Networking

The blogging community is very supportive. There are many opportunities to collaborate in collaborative posts by sharing links, guest blogging, and comment reciprocation. No contact is trivial; all of the above helps drive more traffic to your blog. Networking is one of the many valuable blogging skills.

5. Promoting Self and Others

Being a blogger means promoting yourself and your blog to other bloggers, affiliate marketers, and advertising agencies. You do this by sharing your posts on social media, RSS feeds, subscription lists, Internet forums, and online communities.

Why promote other bloggers? A funny thing happens when you talk about yourself as opposed to other people. It’s far more effective to have someone else assist you than for you to help yourself, don’t you agree?

6. Effective Writing

By its very nature, bloggers have to learn to communicate their thoughts so that their readership connects through subscribing, commenting, sharing the content, and responding to calls for action. We have to inspire our readers to continue to support our blogging skills as a valuable and credible source.

7. Technical Skills

Of course, a blogger must know how to manage their website and how to post text, images, and video. Initially, may bloggers begin with a standard blogging theme. Over time, we customize it using plug-ins, HTML coding, and widgets. We also learn ways to share our posts on a variety of social media platforms, manage subscription services to engage regularly with readers.

Blogging enables you to gain more exposure to new tools of the trade, online resources, creating eye-catching graphics, and more. What I haven’t learned to do, I’ve learned to outsource– also a valuable skill to know.

8. Content Creation and Management

Content is king. Readers are looking for a unique perspective about topics that are important to them, can relate to, and inspire them to something new, fun, or useful. Blogs are more successful if readers connect to the content as well as the content creator.

9. Develop a Social Media Strategy

A successful blog has to have a social media strategy. A social media plan encompasses everything you want to achieve with your blog using social networks.

It’s a long and short-term managed approach to making every action you take on social networks a part of the broader social media strategy for your blog. Every Facebook posts, tweet, reply, etc..should be a step towards the goals you create for your business.

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10. Creativity

Blog posts must be pertinent, attractive, and well organized. The days of the simple bulleted list are long gone. Readers want to see videos, beautiful photography, and unique and well-written content.

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11. Teaching Skills

Your readers want to learn. And the Internet has become a large medium in which to disseminate information. Blog posts have become a critical method in which to two this. And this is the reason readers click on most blog posts– to learn something new or exciting. Additionally, blogging delivers educational messages that are timely.

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Comments

  1. Ashlea

    This is really great information. I know I have problems with consistency and trying to find time in each day while wrangling a super active (why cant he sit still for a minute) toddler.

    1. duffelbagspouse

      I have tremendous respect for moms who work at home and or blog. I watched a friend’s one year old for two two hours and it seemed like a lifetime. He wouldn’t/ couldn’t keep still. I slept like a baby that night. lol

  2. Leo T. Ly

    I do agree that being a blogger forces you to learn a lot of skills and to be entrepreneurial. Before I started my blog, I never go on facebook. Now I am learning how to do social media marketing and I am start to expand into other social media.

  3. Matt

    Great post. I’m an on and off again blogger but I really would like to be more consistent. I’m quickly learning that there is a lot that goes into the process!

  4. Nicole - Miss Sparkle

    Absolutely agree! Blogging teaches you so much. As I personally focus on jewellery designers I learn so much on jewellery making and what’s happening behind the scenes, it’s amazing. And time management, OH YES! 🙂

  5. Wanderlust vegans

    I definitely feel more creative as my blog goes on. I felt at first I was struggling with ideas. Now I have so many it will take years to publish them all. I also feel my writing has improved greatly and my editing skills.

  6. Carol Cassara

    Blogging has taught me a lot as well. Most are skill for the marketing and branding and all that but there are things that I learned about myself as well. It’s truly rewarding.

  7. Elizabeth O.

    There’s really a lot of things to learn when you start blogging and there’s so much more that you learn along the way! These are also the ones that I learned and some, I’m still learning.

  8. Cameron

    This list is spot-on! I’ve been so active on social media, more-so than I ever was before blogging, and promoting myself and helping others has been a large portion of my energy!

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  9. Michelle T

    This was a great post. I agree with you, that you have to do research and you definitely have to have some technical skills for designing the blog. It’s not easy making the blog look appealing.

  10. Fatima Torres

    All great points. It’s amazing how much I’ve been able to learn from starting my own blog. You really do learn many of these skills and are able to refresh them daily.

  11. Krysten

    You are so right, there are so many things that I have learned from blogging, most of them I didn’t know blogging would teach me. The biggest one is time management. I have done the same thing as you, been so encompassed in what I was doing that I look up and hours are gone.

  12. Heidi

    Time management is a skill I definitely need to work on as as a blogger. I need to get a schedule and find some work/life balance! It’s crazy! I really admire bloggers who are able to make everything work successfully.

    1. duffelbagspouse

      I like having a schedule too. I have a great schedule I found and tweeked. I will share it soon and you can see if it helps you manage your blogging activities.

  13. Sarah-Louise Bailey

    I agree with everything that was written here. There is a lot of things we can learn and can train us in blogging. It enhances our skills in photography, editing, writing, listening, designing, styling, networking, and marketing. A lot of awesome benefits we can get from our craft and I will never trade this thing for anything.

    1. duffelbagspouse

      My husband would say I need extra work on the listening skills, he thinks I have selective hearing. He’s probably right. lol

  14. Anna nuttall

    Thank you for this as other people just don’t think blogging is a worthwhile skills. Mind you these people (I’m referring to people i know) don’t understand why people want to be a painter or writer. xx

    1. duffelbagspouse

      Then those people wouldn’t understand anything right brain or being creative. That’s a shame. We need both logical and creative people in the world.

  15. Nay

    This was a really good read. I knew that my technological skills had improved since starting my blog but I didn’t think about all the other skills that I had learnt! Now I’m feeling rather proud of myself.

    1. duffelbagspouse

      That’s awesome. You should, I know I do. And its only getting better. I learn new information all the time reading blogs like yours. It’s so much fun.

  16. GiGi Eats

    Entrapranureal skills – that’s what I learned with blogging, along with networking!!! I have met some of the most amazingly people through my blog, which only makes me love blogging so much more!

    1. duffelbagspouse

      I agree completely. I am learning more about how to run my own business because of my blog. Its been a win-win experience.

  17. Shobika

    This was such a good read. All your points were true. I’ve learnt a lot of skills from blogging and I’ve just begun this journey. I cannot wait for what’s in store.

    1. duffelbagspouse

      Good luck. I don’t know anyone who has the complete handle on that one. People don’t realize how personal and attached we are to our blogs– we are always fine-tuning them. I was like that in school though. My professors had to practically yank papers out of my hand because I never thought they were finished. lol

  18. Agentszerozerosetter

    It’s so true! Blogging helps to develope lot of skills! I’m more into photography now for example…and I’m writing a blog in English, and I’m italian, so I’m really testing my abilities a lot!

  19. E. Roman

    This is such a thought-provoking post. It’s so true about the image that people have us bloggers. But it’s also so true that we work really hard to put content out there.

  20. Emily

    I’ve just started blogging and am enjoying reading your posts on your blog.
    I hope I can master all of the skills you listed while I’m blogging
    Time management is very hard!

  21. Roberta Perrone

    Great tips! My favorite part of blogging is being able to read and share what others are doing. I have found some amazing sites by just being a part of the community and joining multiple groups. I will definatly be using these and hope to refine some of them over this next year!

  22. David

    I don’t know what I thought about blogging beforehand but I now realize how much time for promotion and other things take. Whoever thinks it’s not a job is nuts.

  23. Gracie

    I agree with everything you’ve said here! I am just starting to get more serious in blogging but while reading this post I am somehow evaluating myself, and yes, most of them I would say, I have acquired as a blogger. And when people are just saying we just sit around all day, they just dont know how time consuming this job/hobby is.

  24. Stephenie - Blended Life Happy Wife

    What a wonderwonderful reminder of what’s really involved in blogging. Incredible post

  25. Richard Bivins

    Looks like you covered it all and I can’t think of anything to add. I have become a better photographer since I can’t always find a royalty free image to use. I have to be creative and take my own photos.

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