3 Things I Never Expected to Learn From Blogging 9


3 Things I Never Expected To Learn From Blogging// Being Leanna

Happy Monday!

Blogging as a hobby has been one of the most rewarding things I’ve ever done. It has also been the most work I’ve ever voluntarily done without getting paid. I blog because I love it. I love writing, I love taking photos, and I especially love sharing my stories and experiences with you all. I’ve made some great friends through blogging and that has been the absolute best reward of all. There are many lessons that I have learned through blogging this past year and a half and today I’m going to share with ya’ll the 3 things that I never expected to learn from blogging. 

3 Things I Never Expected To Learn From Blogging// Being Leanna

It doesn't matter how awesome I thought I was at time management because blogging has taught me that I suck at it. Click To Tweet

It doesn’t matter how awesome I thought I was at time management because blogging has taught me that I suck at it.

I have always prided myself on how well I manage my time and how good I was at keeping track of how long it took me to do tasks. Nope. Blogging made me realize that I was wrong. Very , very wrong. Turns out i’m horrible at time management. Blogging takes up a good amount of my free time, and i’m more than okay with that because I love doing it but for some reason I always assume it only takes me an hour to write a post. Wrong. With researching, photographing, actually writing, editing, scheduling social media and actually posting it takes much, much longer.  

I never expected that blogging would take up so much of my time or be so satisfying so i’m really working on my time management. I’ve been doing much better at getting all of my post writing done on Sundays so that I can do other stuff during the week but, now that the summer is pretty much here I need to get on a new schedule. Nobody wants to sit inside and write on a Sunday when its beautiful out and you’re up at the lake. 

So please, give me all your time management tips. I need all the help I can get. 

3 Things I Never Expected To Learn From Blogging// Being Leanna

Your passions will change and evolve and that is OKAY! Click To Tweet

Your passions will change and evolve and that is OKAY!

When I first started Being Leanna I wanted to have a lifestyle blog with a focus on fashion. It’s something I’ve always had a passion for and I was following a ton of fashion blogs at the time and knew I could share my own style. Now though, I haven’t posted an outfit since January and even then I wasn’t overly happy with it. I still love fashion posts and some of my favorite bloggers are fashion bloggers but I just can’t get into it myself. I’d rather spend my money on skincare or vacations, or save for a house and a new car (which i’m currently doing). Nobody wants to see an outfit post with items I can’t link because I bought them a year ago and that’s more than fine with me.

I never expected for my passions to turn away from fashion. Right now skincare and traveling are my two biggest interests so i’m focusing on that. I’ll always love fashion but I just can’t right now. 

3 Things I Never Expected To Learn From Blogging// Being Leanna

Blogland is not full of perfect people, we all have our insecurities and we become closer when we share them. Click To Tweet

Blogland is not full of perfect people. 

I’m not sure if this is a recent trend I’ve noticed or just that the bloggers I read are more open and honest with their readers. We all have insecurities. We’re all a little weird. I read a post by Helene back sometime in January and it really resonated with me. It’s okay to be weird online, it’s okay to show your true personality. It’s okay to show your insecurities and anxieties.

We all have things that we’re not great at and the group of people I’ve become friends with through blogging all seem to have the same anxieties as me. I’ve learned that it is so much easier to create a community of like-minded people when you share your worries and insecurities. I never realized just how many people were introverted and shy like me until I shared why I started my blog. I was truly blown away by how similar a lot of us are. 

 

Question of the day: What are some things you didn’t expect to learn from blogging?

Thanks For Reading// Being Leanna

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  • ashley

    Oh I totally suck at time management!

  • Ashley Stephenson

    If I don’t write my posts in advance they would never get published!

    • I’m glad it’s not just me! Especially this time of the year i’d much rather be outside

  • Right, I can spend hours on one blog post alone. I wonder how much time I’ve spent on blogging since the day I started. From blogging, to building a blog, to doing research! I know it’s a lot! We’re definitely not perfect. Some may appear to have the perfect blog, but we know it wasn’t perfected overnight. My passions have evolved and changed also. As much as I would love to blog about everything, I don’t have the time to commit to it so instead, I chose to focus on what I’m most passionate about and that’s family and traveling.

    kaitlyn-danielle.blogspot.com

    • It’s crazy to think how much time we’ve spent from the beginning. I’m in the process of trying to narrow down what I want to blog about. I’m too nervous to pick just a few topics though! I can’t wait to check out your blog.

  • Blogging has been more than I ever expected it to be. Fun, a lot of work, stressful at times, but overall very rewarding. And the beauty of a “lifestyle” blog is that it can be whatever you want it to be!

    • Exactly! I’ve been wanting to narrow down my topics lately but I just can’t do it haha.

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