Why every student should take up blogging
After what seemed like a lifetime of persuading myself, I started my blog.
My blog is a place for me to share my experience at uni, book reviews and recipes (like this one):
As well as helping me realise that writing full-time is something that I would love to do, blogging has been beneficial for me as I'm gaining confidence in my writing as I go.
So, here's why you should give blogging a go:
I panicked when I started blogging because I had virtually no experience with writing blogs. I had it in my head that blogging was going to be so difficult, but honestly, it wasn't. It might take a bit of getting used to at first, but things get easier.
It's all about you
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A lot of the writing that students do at university is written in a way to suit a marking criteria, which means you are restricted to certain texts and—other than having your student number and name on the top of the page—it's not unique. Blogging is all about you. It's your chance to get your name out there and you can write about whatever you like.
Lots of blogging platforms offer free plans to get you started—so you don't put pressure on yourself or your bank balance. If they're not free, they will be pretty cheap—it's all about doing your research to see what platform suits you.
It could help you get a job after university
I want to get a creative job after university, but these types of jobs are incredibly competitive, so I need all the help I can get. As well as something that will help to ease boredom, blogging could open some doors for you after university—or even just advise you that maybe the career you thought you wanted might not be the right choice after all.
The blogging community are so lovely
Starting a blog has meant that I've had to increase my social media presence: getting an email account for blog-based emails, creating another Instagram and Twitter. As well as being the ideal place to promote myself and my blog, social media has enabled me to establish connections with a community.