I started blogging when I was 12 years old and used it as a medium to get my ideas and thoughts outside of my head. I was certainly a bit of a wild child, so having a platform to share my thoughts was both empowering, and in many ways therapeutic. I would never have thought one day I’d be reading an article called “Welcome to blogademia“!
The blogging world is full of mommy bloggers, fashion bloggers, travel bloggers photographers, journalists, and the like; however, looking at this tools through a psychological lens was fascinating!
Blogging has become an incredible platform for networking, building relationships, sharing ideas, and adding to the social media table of discussion. In fact, I would go so far to say that I have met some of my best friends because of this online world of words.
Marshall McLuhan said, “the medium is the message,” and I would have to agree that there is a good dose of value that comes alongside how people – or brands – utilize specific platforms to share a message. Strategy is key.
Another point that stuck out to me was the risk of blogging. I honestly just think that is common sense to some extent. If you think about it, social media has just become a tool to build relationships with a broader range of people, and just as building relationships in person requires risk, so does building relationships online.
Blogging is an unbelievably incredible tool to be utilized in our society, and I am thrilled to see where it takes us next. What are ways that blogging has influenced your life? Do you find blogging to be risky?