Practice make an expert?

This week Tanya has given us this quote to consider in regard to blogging;


the expert in anything quote

“The expert in everything was once a beginner.”


Our learning process starts when we are born. As we grow older, we start learning. Gradually we chose a field that interests us and try to be good at it.

Not everyone reaches the level of an expert but with effort, we can become very good at what we like to do. Blogging is the same.

Before I started blogging, my experience of writing and formatting on a computer was practically non-existent. I learned the intricacies of the technical aspect of blogging as I went along. How to select a theme, how to place a header, how to make a logo for my blog, all these took tedious and frustrating eons of time. I’m still not very tech-savvy and once I have selected my theme etc with the help of a very good blogging friend of mine, Dr Tanya, I haven’t messed with it.

The writing part wasn’t very difficult for me, though it was a new experience too. It may be that I’m not writing research-oriented posts, but mostly poems and topics that I know about.

I don’t claim to be an expert in blogging, perhaps a mid-level skill would be an accurate description. I have learned a lot about how to write clearly and concisely so that the reader gets my meaning on the first read.

One of my posts that deals with this is;

Secret to a successful blog

Another post dealing with the writing process;

What is your writing style?

Learning to use the block editor was a challenge but due to the kind guidance of expert bloggers, I am now comfortable with it too. In fact I have found a lot of advantages in its use.

Thanks Dr. Tanya for this prompt.

Written for Blogging Insights NF 23# , hosted by Tanya



34 thoughts on “Practice make an expert?

  1. I can so identify with much the same, sadje. I’ve not yet learned the block editor and learned almost all of what I do through a lot of trial and error, and with the help of my daughter, set up the original format, which I’ve yet to change. I just love to create and share observations and writing and do the best I can –

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  2. I’m with you on most of what you say, but on one point we are in total agreement – that the reader gets it at the first read! So often, I depend on the comments below pieces for hints!
    As for Blocky, I’ll learn all about it when Classic is no longer available, until then I’m staying put!

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    1. Thanks Keith. My classic was taken away I think in June. Since then it has been a steep learning curve but it wasn’t as difficult as it was in the beta version. So even I learned to use it.

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  3. Thanks for sharing your experiences Sadje and for giving me a shout out.
    I felt exactly the same when I first launched my blog.
    You might not call yourself an expert but going by the number of people who read and enjoy your posts you do look like one.

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  4. Ahh wasn’t it frustrating? I was tempted to ask somebody to do all the techy stuff for me while I focus on writing.. But truth is, I felt a bit of satisfaction when slowly I got to figure out things with other peoples help. A lot of trial and error (to this day) but the learning is worth it, and how the process develops our character is a super plus! Thanks Sadje!! It gives me comfort to realize I’m not alone in this experience 😊

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