Wednesday, April 1, 2015

A to Z of Blogging: A - Arsenal

Some cricket players know how to bat well, some have mastered that perfect “inswing”, some take jaw-dropping catches, while some are all-rounders. In my opinion, bloggers are also all-rounders.

Blogging is an activity that requires multiple skills/talents. Not many people realize this, especially in India, but, it’s a fact. Here’s a brief list of skills that make up an average blogger’s arsenal.




Bloggers’ Arsenal


  • Writing.
    That goes without saying. We bloggers just love to write. Some write less, some more; some write verse and some prose. We may not get nominated for The Man Booker Prizes, but that doesn’t mean we don’t put our heart and soul in our writing! (Ok, that was a bit of an exaggeration, but you’re getting my point, aren’t you? We are dedicated to writing. Period.)

  • Google Search.
    I bet there isn’t a single blogger out there who hasn’t thanked Google at least once in his/her blogging journey! Let’s face it, folks – Google is our best friend. He’s there for us when we need to verify some facts, he finds that perfect image to complement our writing, and he even gives us a list of blogging related words that start with the alphabet ‘Z’! We love him! And we’ve learnt how to make him give us what we want as quickly as possible! :P

  • Photography.
    ‘Coz we’ve to participate in those “Photo A Day” challenges too, no! And we’ve to share our recipes, our art-work, pics of our babies, and yes, our pets and plants too!

  • Photo Editing.
    For those times when Google finds us “that perfect image”, but, in bits and pieces, and we need to put all those pieces together. (Like I did in this post.) Or for those times when we want to make our photography look better than it actually is! :P

  • Networking and Social Media.
    The amount of time most bloggers spend on networking would put a Public Relations person to shame probably! And many of us use Social Media sites as if we designed them! :D

  • Web Designing.
    While not a necessity like the above points, a working knowledge of web designing adds a lot to the visual appeal of our blogs, and some of us have acquired varying degrees of web-designing skills since our foray into blogging.

So these are a few skills that are present in a blogger’s arsenal. Besides these, we’re all hard-working people. We’re dedicated and disciplined. (Ok, most of us are!) And we've all learnt how to manage time between our work, family, other hobbies AND blogging!

Do you guys agree? Which of these skills are present in your blogging arsenal? Which one would you love to add the most? Would you like to add anything to this list?


This is my first post for 2015 AprilAtoZ.

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20 comments:

Debbie at Travel with Intent said...

You've nailed it there

Shilpa Garg said...

That's a fab start for the challenge! True, we cant do without these in our blogging journey. Google is not my best friend. For me he is God :D

Chicky said...

Thanks Debbie :)

Sanch LivingLife said...

Yep...all very valid points. Wish I had better web designing skills though!

Kathe W. said...

will be following your A-Z Have fun! Cheers!
http://katheworsley.blogspot.com/2015/04/a-z-challenge-is-for-alebrijes-of.html

Kathryn McKendry said...

Oh yes, I agree, we need many things in our arsenal! Great theme, I can't wait to read more posts!

Yvonne Ventresca said...

Kaddu -- Good points! I love your unique letter A.

Yvonne

Vinay Leo R. said...

Agree vociferously :) Especially with the first two :D Photography, not my strong point as such but I do love to try at times :D

Ishithaa said...

Oh what would I do without Google :P

Ishithaa

Chicky said...

@Shilpa: God !!! :D
I once read an "Om Jai Google Baba" aarti on Facebook. :P

Chicky said...

@Sanch: And I wish I had better networking skills! Sighhhh!

Chicky said...

Thanks for stopping by, Kathe, and for sharing your post URL too. :) Made it so much easier for me to check out your blog. Cheers to you too!

Chicky said...

Thank you for visiting, Kathryn. See you around :)

Chicky said...

Thank you, Yvonne! :)

Chicky said...

@Leo: I miss doing those photo challenges since I opened my store. :(

Chicky said...

@Bhavya: I know!

the little princess said...

Hi chiks...remember meee??

Lovely beginning...and i guess u have covered it all!!

Chicky said...

Of course, I remember you, little princess! :)
Thank you so much!

Parul said...

Such an awesome A post - Loved it! Yes, so well said - Google, Writing, Photos, Social media - our Arsenal :)

Chicky said...

Thank you, Parul! :)
What would we do without them?

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