Thursday, 4 December 2014

Why you need to blog | The Small Desk

Since setting up The Small Desk I have started to realise how valuable having a blog has become. I've been to many a meeting at work where 'tech' people tell us about the importance of social media today and why designing a website for mobile first is key. As they mention terms such as 'disqus' and 'embedding', I realise the only reason I'm the only one not looking blankly at them is because of my blog.

I have learnt so much from creating this site, not only in terms of technology but also in terms of how people use social media, what is on trend, and what products are fashionable in the market place.

For example, in terms of social media, I know that scheduled weekly chats on Twitter can bring hundreds of people together at one time. This benefits the host but also provides everyone else involved the opportunity to network. At the moment I know that if I add a tweet that included a 'bbloggers' hashtag rather than an 'lbloggers' hashtag it will get more views; posting on a Sunday evening seems to get me the most hits; and that photos with a tweet get more retweets. I could go on.

Then there's the community, other bloggers, other vloggers. I smile smugly when I hear people shocked at the surprise of Zoella's debut novel, having watched her videos for a year and knowing my friends have been watching her for as long as she has been a YouTuber. This blogging thing, they say, it's about to really take off... well guess what, it has, its here, and the party has already started. But don't worry if you haven't arrived yet, the door is always open and the party goes on late into the night with people welcoming you in at all hours. Small bloggers, big bloggers, short bloggers, tall bloggers, they've all got something to say and there's always going to be someone reading, with online your audience is international and someone is always awake.


  1. Aw love this post, starting my blog was the best thing i ever did! // UK Fashion Blog

  2. I definitely am proud of my blog and all of the great opportunities and people it has brought into my life! I agree - the party's started and blogging is where it's at!
    ~ Samantha

  3. Social Media is definitely taking over the world lol X



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