Official blog of Clark's Blogging for Journalists class, Mass Communication department
I've learned that there is a lot more work put into blogging than just writing an article.
Coding is stressful.
I have learned that blogging takes a lot of time and effort! It's not easy like one would expect or assume it would be and there is a lot that goes into making a good, successful blog!
I've learned that there are so many blogs out there for any and every subject you can think of, and since that is the case you have to make yours interesting and unique if you want to have committed readers.
I have learned that you have to put a lot of thought in what you are trying to say with your posts.
I've learned it can be a great marketing tool, and journalists in particular can use this to their advantage.
I have learned how much time, thought, and editing goes into one simple blog post.
I've learned that if you don't care about what you are blogging about it is easier to get burned out.
I have learned that it is much more difficult than I thought it would be to create a blog, come up with creative posts, and have people actually read it rather than just be rambling to the black hole that is the internet.
I've learned that blogging is really easy if you enjoy what you're blogging about.
I've learned that writers block is real, and that blogging takes a lot more time and effort than I originally thought.
I learned that being more diverse in your posts are more important than anything in blogging, I didn't think that really mattered, I thought that if you have a topic, talk about it. But in my case, having a fashion blog, you have to do something to separate your blog from others, so thinking of unique ideas are definitely a factor in your blogs success.
Ive learned that it is important to be creative when starting a blog, but not to overdue it.
I've learned about how much effort really goes in to creating a successful blog post.
I have learned not to overthink what you're writing. My first post I really struggled with finding a start and found myself facing some serious writers block but that shouldn't even be an issue. Your blog should be 110% you and it's important to be yourself when you publish a post. I have also developed an appreciation for blogs. I've always been really big on keeping a journal, but a blog is basically the same thing just not a personal and it allows you to connect with others who might be feeling or thinking the same things. I've also learned a lot about the actual site blogblog. There are so many awesome additions that you can add to your blog. The world of technology baffles me!
I've learned that in order to be successful in blogging, you really do need to commit time and effort. While I have lots of good blog post ideas, coming up with the actual content can be challenging.
I've learned that in order to make blogging a career, you have to really make sure you are passionate about it and not try to please every person that reads your blog.