Lessons to life, the universe and everything; can be found anywhere if you know how to look. I watched Spider-man Into The Spiderverse and I picked up ten blogging lessons.
When you think of the World Wide Web as the Spider-verse multiverse its easy to draw blogging parallels from the animated production.
(You do not need to have watched the movie but may contain spoilers)
Into the Bloggingverse:
1. You are not the only one.
So you start a blog, you think you are the one and only snowflake with a unique responsibility to tell a story. Wrong.
There’s many people with unerringly similar stories and blogs to yours, just like Peter Parker is not the one and only spider-man, yet the spiderverse has a web space for all of you.
2. If you read another blogger’s post and it moves you; tell them your thoughts.
When Miles made a really terrible but clever play on Einstein’s theory of relativity, Gwen is not just the only one who laughs but also explains why she liked it.
That’s how you make lasting impressions and great connections, with the people you may even end up needing along your journey.
3. Define your own space…
When Miles buys his first Spiderman costume from Stan’s collectibles which does not do returns or refunds, he is told it will fit… eventually… but when he is finally ready, the spider suit which he wears, is not just something from the shelf, he made it himself.
If you try to fill a preset mould of expectations, you will find that it wont quite be a comfortable fit for your blog, you need to define for your own self what you are about and do that on command.
4. Someone is counting on you.
You may not realise it, but we all have something to share, which may just save or change someone’s life.
5. Ask yourself what would you do?
When you are trying to sound out a course of action, instead of trying to figure out what someone else would do or like, put yourself in your shoes, what do you want to read about, then write it that way.
6. The best way to learn is under pressure
Instead of waiting for a nice comfortable space to work on your blog, just hit the ground running hit that create blog post button toggle about with the new editor, fiddle around with those options you keep avoiding, how else are you going to know exactly what they can or cannot do?
7. How do you know if you are ready?
Same as when Miles asks how he would know when he is ready…
You don’t, it’s a leap of faith, you cant know if you can blog, if anyone will read, relate or even like your blog or the next post, write it anyway.
8. Its not just writing there is so many other things you need to do.
When Miles says he can do it, the other guys throw a whole lot of things he needs to be able to do at the same time.
And you think its easy to blog, but can you multitask, do other things that need doing and not neglect your blog? Can you close of your feelings when trolls and negative comments come say hurtful things. Can you not only write but tastefully promote your blog without spamming? Can you scout the net for graphics and if necessary create or edit your own images to go with your posts? Can you keep a content schedule which you can stick to even as adulting noses into your business?
9. Some things you just wont understand and even be wrong
Spiderman Noir the man from a black and white world trying to make sense of a rubik’s cube
It was practically out of his world but that did stop him from trying to understand it
10, You need a circle of friends who get it.
Not everyone will understand the things you have to get over for each word that appears on your blog, but it helps to have friends somewhere out there, who get it.
And here’s the bonus one, stop listening to me, there’s no way I can tell you how to do you, follow your spidey senses.
Just like anyone can wear mask and be spider-man anyone can start a blog and if you are reading this and thinking I could do this, then go ahead take the leap.
I may have watched the movie more times than I care to admit read my review Spider-man Into The Spider-Verse