I’ve been lucky that my job has let me grow and develop new skills. From knowing nothing about Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) to, what I’ve been told, knowing more about SEO than some ‘SEO experts’ in the industry.

I’m not sure how much I believe them, but hey, I’ll take the compliment.

I have learn’t more than just digital marketing though, I have picked up a lot of skills in design and development. I knew a bit of HTML and CSS from high school and uni, having coded my old website, but developed a lot of knowledge in WordPress, even having migrated this very website.

Don’t get me wrong, there were a lot of hick ups along the way (low key thinking that I would have to re-create it form the ground up for the third time) but managed to figure out solutions with some googling and help from friends.

The biggest catalyst for this has been assisting in developing the video production, blog and overall content creation with Xugar.

While editing each video, and even writing the scripts themselves, I watch it through countless times to make sure everything is the best it can be before it goes live. It makes it very easy to digest what is being said and has made it a very effective method of learning more about digital marketing and development. Even better, when I write a script about something design, or something which I don’t really know much about, it forces me to learn more about it.

Even with video production in itself, a year ago I knew what Premiere Pro was and had some brief experience with After Effects, but I never would have pictured myself less than a year later having created full animated videos for clients and directed & produced over 50 videos live on YouTube.

It’s been wild.

Some days are a struggle, but others are a blast.

With every video I produce, every blog post I write, I learn more skills and gain more knowledge; And I want to keep on learning and growing.

But in terms of what’s next?

That I’m still figuring out…