Some benefits of blogging

The more I write posts here on this site and on my other two sites (here and here),  the more I find that I’m invited to speak about my passions: travel, writing and birding. I had another request yesterday to talk about Australian birds but I had to turn it down due to a lecturing commitment.

Today I had the delight and privilege of talking about blogging. I was the guest lecturer at the university where I already lecture, Tabor Adelaide. This was where I completed my Master of Arts in Creative Writing recently (read about that course here).

As regular readers of this site would know, I’ve been blogging now for almost 7 years. Over that  time I’ve learned a few things about blogging and enjoy many of the benefits of this writing genre. One of the unexpected spin-offs of blogging has been speaking to various community groups. During my lecture I highlighted some of the other unexpected benefits:

Unexpected benefits of blogging

  1. Having my photographs published in some unexpected places.
  2. Earning some income from my photographs.
  3. Seeing my poems, stories and articles published in some quite unexpected places.
  4. Building a sense of community amongst readers of my sites.
  5. The many comments on my articles from people all over the world.

Other benefits of blogging

These benefits are in addition to the better known benefits of blogging:

  1.  Improving my writing skills; the more your write, the better you get at it.
  2. Feedback from readers in the way of comments.
  3. The creation of some income.
  4. The opening up of various opportunities.

Good writing.

 

 

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