Short disclaimer, I’m not saying ‘everyone should have a blog’ or trying to be preachy, I just want to share my little personal successes.
Blogging for me started on tumblr – I’ve had a blog for like six years now but I started my 5SOS blog in March 2014 and it really got me going. It’s not like traditional blogging as I just wrote fanfiction but it gave me a sense of writing regularly and uploading content for an audience and exposed me to an incredible community that I’m lucky to still have with me.
But when I started SophieCountsClouds, it gave me the chance to do so many things! I think having my blog has given me the opportunity to go to NASS festival as a writer next weekend, I think it helped me get jobs (I was offered jobs at both CEX and Paperchase… I had to turn down CEX in the end unfortunately!), I think it made me stand out in my Channel 4 work experience application and it probably helped me be picked as a UCAS blogger. It’s really opened so many doors for me and I hope it will continue to in the future.
In the future I really want to network with blogger and go to blogging events and things like that – I’m really happy with my blogging right now and in an ideal world I would love to make it my career but I’m not relying on that too strongly.
My blog isn’t commercially successful – I don’t get thousands of views or even hundreds of views, but I wouldn’t have written over 400 posts if that was what I was doing it for. My priorities aren’t with commercial success!
I love writing, I always have and I always will and I really, really hope I keep up my blog!
Thank you for reading,
Uni blog: http://sophieannblogs.blogspot.co.uk/