Blogging adds to your life in many positive ways. One of the best ways blogging has changed my life has been through confidence. Since launching Currently, Lately in August of 2016, I have noticed that my confidence level has gone up. Today I thought I would share some of the ways I believe blogging improves confidence.
1). Pushing you out of your comfort zone
Point blankly, blogging can give you a confidence boost simply by pushing you out of your comfort zone. As a blogger, you have to learn to be open about yourself in ways you may have never been. You’re constantly interacting with new people, and you’re putting something you created out on the internet for virtually anyone to see. No matter how confident you already may be going into blogging, you’re bound to run into something that seems out of your typical line of comfort. And ultimately, becoming a blogger will make you a more confident person.
2). Interacting with new people
As I mentioned in the point above, blogging will enable you to interact with new people on a routinely basis. I believe this is one of the coolest aspects of blogging. It always amazes me when I see comments on my posts from people who live in countries thousands of miles away from me. That being said, being a blogger will help you become a better communicator, which, in turn, will make you a more confident person. The more people you get to meet via your blog, the more confident you’ll become.
3). Developing a stronger work ethic
Another way blogging adds to your life is by helping you develop a stronger work ethic. If you ask any blogger out there, I can almost guarantee they’ll tell you that their ability to get things done improved dramatically since they started blogging. Running a blog requires a lot of work, and if you have a lot going on in your life already, it can be hard to find time to fit it in. However, when you put in the effort, you learn how to be more efficient with your free time and, more importantly, how to get things done.
4). Becoming more comfortable having your photo taken
As my blog has shifted from primarily beauty to primarily fashion, I’ve had to become more comfortable having my picture taken. This was really difficult for me initially. In fact, one of the reasons I didn’t post much fashion-related content in my early days of blogging was because I didn’t want to take photos of myself all the time. It felt super awkward, and I had no idea how to pose. However, by powering through the initial awkwardness, I was able to get more confident in photos.
5). Learning new skills
Blogging is not just blogging. It’s writing, photographing, editing, marketing, social media promoting, and keeping up a website. Unless you’re already an expert at all of these skills, you’ll learn a lot through blogging. What’s a better confidence booster than acquiring new skills?
Bloggers, how has blogging influenced your confidence?