Ways That Having A Blog Can Help Your Career

Ways That Having A Blog Can Help Your Career

Having a blog can be a wonderful thing. It can push you to be more creative, it can provide you with a platform to share your opinions and views and it can help you gain some confidence in the world, but having a blog can also help to build your career.

I was writing for a large music website when I was first thinking of leaving the world of retail and through the skills I gained here such as basic SEO, content management and social media this helped me to get a job in Digital Marketing. Without the blogging I was doing I had no other experience. Since my first job I started this blog and I definitely feel that it helped me in order to get the job I have today which I love.

Having a blog shows you’re passionate

Just the fact that you created your blog and started writing shows that there’s something you’re passionate about, whether that’s about beauty or fashion or politics and parenting, spending your spare time on anything shows a passion. Generally for a large period at the start of having a blog you’re earning no or little money so doing this alongside being a parent/ carer or working full/ part time shows it’s really something you want to do.

It shows good time management skills

When you have a blog there’s so much to manage and doing it successfully shows that you have good time management skills. For me I can showcase how I manage to work full time, run my blog on a schedule and do other freelance work and this shows really skill. Being a blogger means you have to not only manage your time writing posts but taking images, scheduling social media and answering emails alongside all the other admin that comes with writing a blog.

Blogging Schedule

It shows good organisation skills

Following on from the last point having a blog shows good organisation skills because as a blogger you need to be able to prioritize work and plan what you’re going to do when. To run a successful blog you need good organisational skills to keep everything balanced and flowing, especially when you’re working with brands and agencies.

It shows good communication skills

As a blogger you’re going to be communicating with a variety of people on an everyday basis this mighr be through responses to e-mails with PR or pitch emails to brands and agencies, but also through connecting with your readership and followers on social media. Having a blog will keep you build a voice and a brand and having one shows great communication skills which is a highly transferable skill to have. In every job you’ll need to communicate with someone be it your colleagues and managers or customers and clients.

It shows you aren’t afraid of hard work

Having a blog is hard work even if you enjoy it from coming up with inspirational ideas and carrying them out to building your brand and dealing with the technical side of things such as the latest GDPR updates. If you run a blog then it shows that you aren’t afraid of hard work and are prepared to put your all into something.

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18 Comments

  1. August 24, 2018 / 10:54 pm

    Yes! I am hearing more and more people getting jobs and using their blog as a form of CV to show that they have the skills and experience needed in a job elsewhere! I think it’s the best work experience Ive ever had!

  2. August 26, 2018 / 5:20 pm

    Totally agree with this, I love blogging. I love the idea of a spreadsheet though. I have a list that I tick off once completed.

  3. August 26, 2018 / 9:14 pm

    I love my blog, it is a living showcase of what I’ve been up to for the last 10 years and I love to think I can look back on it when I’m old. Mich x

  4. August 26, 2018 / 9:19 pm

    I totally agree with all these. My blog actually helped me forge the career path I am in now.

  5. Jennifer Prince
    August 26, 2018 / 9:27 pm

    Yes! Being a blogger has helped me so much. I love it. There are so many ways to monetize a blog and have fun with it, too!

  6. August 26, 2018 / 10:55 pm

    I completely agree. It shows so much, particular around hard work and dedication as it is all something you have created and made a success

  7. August 27, 2018 / 3:37 pm

    There’s so much more to blogging than I ever realised. I don’t think people know until they do it themselves!

  8. August 27, 2018 / 4:17 pm

    Love this! As a blogger myself I often wonder where it would in with a career or on a CV so hearing all these tips is fantastic! x

  9. August 27, 2018 / 6:04 pm

    Blogging can help out in so many ways for sure! I would definitely tell my job about my blog, I am proud of it even though it can be very time consuming

  10. August 27, 2018 / 6:22 pm

    This is really interesting. I’d never thought about how the things learnt in blogging could be transferred into “real life” jobs.

  11. chichi
    August 27, 2018 / 7:16 pm

    Agree with all those points above. I love my blog and it feels more meaningful and permanent than social media.

  12. August 27, 2018 / 9:03 pm

    Totally agree with all of the above, I only wish that other people realised how hard it is to keep up with it. Especially in the summer holidays! 😀

  13. August 28, 2018 / 12:26 am

    I agree that it shows all of those traits. But I think some people get the wrong idea of blogging and don’t feel it takes hard work or dedication. And it does. It’s sad people think that.

  14. August 28, 2018 / 9:32 am

    It does showcase all these skills but you have to be careful too – I missed out in a job at the school because I have a blog – so frustrating

  15. August 28, 2018 / 2:17 pm

    Yes there are so many things that going into a blog that many don’t realise

  16. August 28, 2018 / 10:33 pm

    This is so so true. There have been some awful things said in the press and such like about blogging. But having a successful, and a well run blog is real hard work, and there is so much more than just writing lovely things.

  17. August 29, 2018 / 2:53 am

    Couldn’t agree more with this post! Blogging has helped me so much in my career in fact it became my career! Xxx

  18. August 31, 2018 / 9:15 pm

    I couldn’t agree with you more, blogging has helped me in so many ways it’s hard to even know where to start, but I think you’ve illustrated things very well!

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