When I say to people that I blog, most of them assume that I just write and publish to the internet but there are a lot of other things bloggers like me do aside from writing. Today I am sharing with you what a blogger is.
First and foremost a blogger is a writer, we write about lots of different things. There are blogs that people write about gardening, mental health, reviews on products, books, fashion and beauty. You name the topic and I’m sure there will be a blog post written about it somewhere on the internet.
We are content creators, we are constantly thinking about things that would be interesting to write about and things that fit into our blog niche.
We are photographers, taking photos of things that we can add to our posts, and alongside that we are image editors, tweaking our photos digitally to enhance the lighting, shadows and making the most of the subject we have chosen to capture.
We are graphics creators. We use different software’s to create page banners, logos and other items that we can add into our posts and social media channels to make them more visually appealing.
We are editors, writing posts and then re-reading them and checking them for grammatical and spelling errors, often re-writing parts of sentences and even whole paragraphs to make them easier to read.
We are social media marketers. We share our blogs on different platforms in the hope that other people will want to read the posts we have written.
We are website designers, choosing how our blogs look to the outside world and how they operate. We run checks to make sure that links work and things appear as they should and where they should.
We are schedulers. We often work out a schedule of posting that fits in with the rest of our lives, sometimes this is easy to do and other times it can be hard. Some people choose to blog daily and others work to a one post a week schedule. We can be driven by self-imposed deadlines and try our hardest to stick to the schedule we have.
We are “stats” people. Many of us are interested in the stats we generate, from page views to likes, comments and follows. We like to keep tabs on this information and try to make sense of it.
We are readers and researchers. We are always reading about things to do with our subjects and are interested in any new developments. We research our topics to make sure that our facts and writing are correct and that our thoughts and arguements are well rounded.
We are not takers and makers. We often have books full of ideas and thoughts, things we can do and things we need to do, things to look into and ways to improve.
But above all, we are human. We make mistakes and we have days where we don’t want to get out of bed or leave the house. We have lives outside of our blogs, we shop, we meet friends for coffee, we cook and eat food. And we are all unique in what we write, what we post and what we do.