I started blogging when I was 14, back in 2007, as I had friends at school who were doing the same & because at the time I wanted to be a photographer, it felt it was a good way to showcase my work!
Although it isn’t the first thing I tell people when I meet them, writing my blog is something I am very proud of. I think part of it is because even though I have had a few month long gaps here and there along the seven year ride, I have managed to keep my blogs updated and produce content that I am happy to have my name next too. As many of you will know at the start of February, I found out that this blog has been very successful in the National Blog Awards as we are nominated in TWO categories, Events & Education. And the thing is if I hadn’t been happy to share this space with family, friends & the wonderful people of the internet then I wouldn’t have gotten very far with the public votes.
I know that when I apply for jobs this blog will come up, because you only have to type my name in google to get this & my twitter as the top two entries – therefore it makes sense for me to embrase this, and since I am an advocate for people writing blogs as I feel it is a great way to share information & to inform people on certain issues so that they can make a more refined decision informed by a wider range of opinions.
My question is are you happy to tell people about your blog? Friends, Family, strangers? Personally I don’t know where writing this blog with lead, it may just aways be a small space where I write about my opinions but it has already led to me being a contributor to Event Management News & my nomination and recent shortlisting in the National Blog Awards.
If you are proud of what you are doing & are happy to publish your writing onto the world wide web where strangers might fall upon it then you really have nothing to lose by telling people. It will help make awkward situations less awkward when they tell you they read your blog.