About the blogger
Novemberschild is a proud member of the Thirty’s club. She is an experienced blogger who has been around since 2004. She is a voracious reader, e-book author, devoted coffee-drinker, avid thinker and a fashion lover who has a huge collection of bags. Music is her passion and you can find her writing most of the time. She is extremely friendly, helpful and a happy person. She accepts bouquets and brickbats on her writings. She blogs at Novemberschild.com and can be connected on Twitter @romspeaks.
5 Blogging Joys
After 13 years of blogging, I still absolutely love it! There are loads of positives about being a blogger, and getting involved with the community. I thought since I reached this incredible milestone years, I would like to share my feelings about why I’m still blogging, and all the things that makes me so happy about it!
- The social side.
Making friends through blogging is fabulous, but there are also the other positives due to the social side of blogging. Even if you aren’t making best friends, you’re being so much more social than you may have without this hobby. You’re interacting with people who are totally different from yourself, from different backgrounds, with different stories and interests, and nothing could be more enriching! I now have people I genuinely consider best friends because of blogging, and I couldn’t be more thankful! I love finding new people who have the same loves/hates as me, and I get to meet people from all over the country because of it!
- Being part of the blogging community
Through running my blog, I’ve had the pleasure of chatting to so many lovely people. I’ve personally found that Twitter is a great place to engage in conversations with other bloggers. There are several bloggers I’ve begun chatting to on there who are super helpful, friendly and supportive. It’s fun to get to know people with similar interests to you who support and encourage you. In addition, I’ve seen so many bloggers make real life friends through this community. How wonderful that something can bring complete strangers together to become close friends on such a frequent basis. Whilst you do occasionally hear about some negativity and drama going on in this community, I’ve felt very lucky to so far have had such positive experiences. There are so many genuinely nice people.
- Encouraging new skills & creativity.
Blogging encourage people who may not have ever strayed from the camera on their phone, to actually pick up a DSLR and learn all those functions. Then there’s the fact that we’re writing all the time, AMAZING, then editing photos, becoming masters of Photoshop, promoting, interacting across social media and being superheroes. Our skill levels are soaring, and it’s so empowering. Creating a blog from scratch and constantly hoping to improve it means I’ve learnt so many things. It can be daunting at first to try to do things you don’t know much or anything about, but it’s so rewarding and exciting to feel like you’re learning so much.
- Finding new blogs and sources of inspiration
I remember the days before I started my own blog, when I would search for blogs to read. Somehow, I always struggled to find ones I really wanted to follow. Since becoming a part of the community, I’ve found it so much easier to find blogs that I really enjoy reading. When you connect with other bloggers on Twitter you start finding so many great posts being promoted and blogs you hadn’t heard of before. I now have so many blogs that I regularly read and engage with that I otherwise would probably never have found. This, in turn means that I get so much more inspiration.
- Career assistance.
Blogging can help with so many careers; not just being a blogger full time! Whether you want to get involved with something in social media/digital marketing, writing, photography/arts based, blogging can push this, make you help grab your dream job. Blogging shows passion, genuine interest in a subject and initiative.
I’m still head over heels for blogging. What about you? How many years have you
completed blogging and do you plan to continue it or take a break ?