It’s common now to think of writing a blog as an education for your readers, but I find the blogger also learns a great deal in two significant ways.
- Reader feedback and discussions – The most obvious ways a blog helps you learn and understand your topic better is when you put ideas out and your readers correct, engage, develop or expand on them. I’m fortunate to have readers with a great deal of expertise and experience to share, I am sure you have clever folks reading you too. It’s also amazing how ideas can improve the more enthusiastic brains they travel through.
- Putting your articles together – It’s funny how much a teacher can learn through the act of teaching. The same is true for writers. In putting your articles together, the research, keeping up to date with your subject area, thinking about and connecting ideas, and then forumulating a good way to communicate, it’s like immersion learning.
This is something first mentioned to me by Liz, but I only recently realized the real impact this blog has had on me. It has to be a good thing when you learn as much as your readers do, everyone wins 🙂
How has your blog educated you?