Blogging connects people from all parts of the world. A single connection can change a person’s life in wonderful ways. Blogging has the potential to change your life or someone else’s life. Contact leads to communication. Communication expands our knowledge and leads to relationship building. Building relationships with people from different cultures influences thoughts and actions and results in creative collaboration. Blogging can even lead to your dream blogging job finding you.
The way bloggers communicate and present themselves and their opinions online is important, but even more important than online presence is “to thine own self be true”. Authenticity is the character trait of being genuine, honest with oneself as well as others. It’s more than that too. Authenticity is the degree to which one is true to one’s own personality, spirit, or character, despite the demands of society or one’s conditioning. – Blogging: Online presence and authenticity
It’s easy to get caught up in striving for more – more comments and followers – and miss the magic blogging moments. I’ve been reflecting on how far I’ve come over the course of these last 7 years. I entered the blogosphere undercover, so to speak, via private journal blogging. I outgrew reading blogs at Blogger, started a blog of my own there and was drawn to WordPress.com. I learned as much as I could as quickly as I could in one year. Then I decided I wanted to share what I learned with others so I created a blogging tips blog.
I like helping people but I’m an introvert and becoming a blogger has helped me become a better communicator. I’ve become more organized and focused in my writing. I’ve learned how to keep my online and offline life in balance so I can blog effectively. I’ve expanded both my knowledge and friendships by reading blogs in a wide range of niches. I continue to connect with new bloggers every day who educate, entertain me, engage me and inspire me. Sometimes, reading a blog triggers a magic moment, a small epiphany that leads to a change in one aspect of my life or another.
Has blogging changed you?
I’m presupposing that blogging has changed your life to some degree or another, but do correct me if I’m wrong.
- Has what you have published on your blog(s) and reader response to it made an impact on your life?
- Has what have you read on blogs made an impact on your life?
- Has social networking made an impact on your life?