Here Are 4 Careers That Blogging Can Lead You To

Hello everyone it’s Zainab here, welcome or welcome back to Zainab Chats! How has everyone been? On WordPress Reader, I recently saw a post written by Sara Flower Kjeldsen in which she shares the skills you can sharpen through blogging. (Read the blog post here). That post helped me draw inspiration for this post, in which I’ll be sharing what careers blogging could possibly lead you to!

Blogging is very versatile, and everyone’s content differs – so each person could gain experience for different careers all while blogging. But, I thought it would be interesting to see how the blogging experience is universal and some people can be lead to the exact same careers. Let’s jump into it!

Full Time Blogger / Influencer

This one is the obvious starter. But, if you feel like you’re reaching the point in your blogging career where you’ve grown quite a bit and you have brands and other companies wanting to partner with you, it might be time to consider full time blogging. Being a full time blogger/influencer is great as you’ll be able to choose your hours and choose what you do during your working day (it will probably be what you’re already doing!)

Another benefit of this is that it doesn’t have to be a full time career. While you may be working another job, you could take on a few brand deals or monetize your blog through ads which can also help with your living. Which could lead you into branching out to other platforms such as Youtube or a Podcast that could convince you to become a blogger full time.

Journalist

Being a journalist is another very common career for past bloggers. Mainly because, a lot of people actually set up their blogs so they can gain journalism experience (I know quite a few people who have done this).

Blogging is usually the preferred choice for anyone who wants to enter the journalism industry with experience as they can do it on their own time, write about what they want to write and they can do it in their own way. Also, it’s really nice to have your own platform with all your articles rather than your articles on someone else’s websites – and it’s a great addition to your CV!

A lot of media companies may have specific views on certain issues too, so blogging allows the blogger to share their on genuine opinions without being tied to a specific organisation.

Author

This is something I wouldn’t have thought of until I actually joined the blogging community myself. But, a lot of bloggers are also aspiring authors – which now I think about it, makes a lot of sense! Blogging allows future authors to gain more writing experience and experiment with styles, all while getting pretty quick feedback through comments. So, it’s really useful in progressing further and further into writing.

One thing I really enjoy seeing is when bloggers write stories and fictional pieces in blog posts. Especially when they release a chapter at a time because it’s so fun to see them speaking with their readers in the comments. And eventually, the blogger might actually be able to publish their book, whether it be self publish or a publisher comes across their story!

Either way, a blog can be an incredible tool for aspiring authors, and could help them get their big break, maybe even earlier than expected?

Entrepreneur

Like I said previously, a benefit of blogging is that you can be your own boss. And that can lead you down the road to entrepreneurship which also, again, means you can be your own boss! If you think about it, a blogger and entrepreneur need to have very similar skillsets.

  • Keep on top of trends
  • Be innovative
  • Come up with new content / ideas
  • Be well-versed in promotion

And more! Many influencers start businesses advertising to their already established audience so they can eventually grow into a huge company. Look at Brooklyn and Bailey’s skincare brand or Logan Paul and Ksi’s drink brand. All of them did the exact same thing and their companies are becoming hugelt successful.


Thank you so much for reading this post, it was really interesting for me to compile. I’m sure I could research more and do a part 2 so let me know if that’s something you’d like to see!

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How You Can Come Up With New Blog Content Ideas

Hello everyone it’s Zainab here, welcome or welcome back to my blog! Today’s post, is going to be me addressing the hardest thing for bloggers: coming up with new content. Every blogger will have times where they cannot think of posts or new content. I struggle with this a lot. So, I’ll be sharing a few tips on how I come up with new ideas!

Look Back At Your Blog Archives

Looking at your blog archives is a great way of seeing the kind of content you used to write for the blog, and you can maybe rewrite some posts – but in a better way now that your blog has evolved! Obviously, if you’ve had a whole niche rebrand then you may not be able to do this completely, but you can still look at old posts and see if you can get ideas from them or redo them!

Think About What Holidays or Events Are Coming Up

Holidays and events are universal, and they really help boost your content ideas because you can get inspiration from the event or what other people do for the event. For example, my recent post about Self Love was written in February because that was the month of Valentine’s Day.

Have A Series To Get Readers Involved

There are sort of two parts to this. A series is very useful as it’s continuous so it will always allow you to keep similar posts publishing on a regular basis. And the next part is to keep readers involved, this way they can always be feeding back to you on content they’d like to see and how to improve your blog!

Draw Inspiration From the WordPress Reader

I always talk about the WordPress Reader as it’s the best way to get inspiration. There’s nothing wrong at getting ideas from someone else (but please make sure you give credit!) For example, I actually got the idea for the first tip in this post from Natalie Belle’s Blog, so go check out her wonderful posts! I tend to look through my ‘following’ and also the ‘discover’ page on the reader because I see content from people I know and also content I hadn’t thought of before!

Look At Trends From Other Social Media Platforms

Social Media platforms such as Instagram and Youtube also have bloggers and other creators. And trends on those platforms tend to grow much more then blog trends. So if you see a trend on Youtube, why not make it into a blog post? You can get people involved and it would be super fun for you!


I hope this post was useful for you all, I know it will be for future me! If you have any other tips for coming up with new content – please comment it down below to help others.

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How You Can Balance Blogging With Your Life

Hey everyone it’s Zainab, welcome or welcome back! So, a lot of us bloggers can sometimes find it very challenging to balance blogging with our personal lives – school, work etc. As I’ve been blogging for almost two years now, I have an idea of how to maintain a balance, so I’ll be sharing these tips today!

Choose A Suitable Amount Of Posts For One Week

On every blog, a certain amount of posts go out each week. Some do one a week, some do a post every day. But, if you have a very busy personal life, then you’re better off choosing one post a week or maybe two a week, just so you don’t feel the pressure of writing too many posts and neglecting school, plans with others etc! Also, be sure to pick what day of the week and the time they go out.

Pick One Day To Bulk Write The Week’s Posts

Once you’ve decided how many posts to write and when they go out, you need to write them. Of course, you could just write them on the day they go out – but that goes back to a balance again. You don’t want to be stressing about your posts, because you still have a private life outside of blogging. I’d recommend choosing one day a week to bulk write that week’s posts (if you’ve read my other blogging advice posts, you’ll know I always include this tip.) For me, it’s every Sunday because I never do anything on a Sunday!

Use The Scheduling Feature

This tip is key to balance your personal life. Once you’ve written the week’s posts, you can schedule them to go out on the chosen date/ time! I love this feature because then I don’t necessarily have to be on WP or my blog for the post to be published, if I’m busy doing something else.

If you don’t know how to schedule posts on a laptop, on the right hand side click on post, and under status and visibility click on the publish date and choose from there!

On the app, click on the three dots in the top right hand corner, choose post settings, and then schedule for, and then pick the date and time!


I hope these steps have been useful to allow you to still enjoy the blogging process, while not being stressed with it interfering with your personal life – because blogging should be fun! Let me know in the comments your tips to balance blogging, I’d love to hear them.

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