I was going through the Working Holiday Visa tag on the WordPress reader feed recently and I came across my own post. I probably won’t look through that tag again as there wasn’t much happening there, the post I scrolled down to was from way back in July.
You can read this post from my farmwork days here.
I like to see my blog posts in the reader section as I can see how they are seen by my readers and potential readers. Sometimes my posts chop the featured image into a smaller shot and the picture doesn’t work as well. For example, this photo I produced recently….
Comes through to the reader section like this…
I find it is important to see my blog from time to time through the eyes of someone else, as typing a post looks completely different to reading it. If I didn’t, I wouldn’t know that some of my featured images don’t work like the one above. A featured photo should stand out.
This works outside of blogging too. I have watched general managers in my previous hotel jobs walk into the lobby acting like a guest and seeing things that I haven’t been able to. Whether it was litter out of view or misplaced chairs, sometimes it is hard to see things to change when you are so used to a certain view everyday. But it is a good skill to try to master and I think it is very beneficial in the long term.