Gone are the days when people need microphones or to be up on stage to be heard, to speak up their minds. Thanks to the digital age, we can now hold our own microphones and set up our own stages in the form of blogging. #yassss
If you’re a breathing, living human being (who doesn’t live in a cave), chances are you have stumbled upon a blog at least once in your life. And also, at some point, thought that you couldn’t do it. Maybe you’re not qualified for it, maybe it’s not for you. And the list goes on.
News flash: Blogging. Is. For. Everyone.
Yup, you read that right. When it comes to blogging, there’s no rule or formula to follow. It’s just you, your thoughts, and a little willingness from your part to actually do it. That’s why there’s also no other perfect time to start than now.
If you’re still not convinced, here are five good reasons why you should start blogging while studying:
1. You have a story to tell
In the grand scheme of things, everybody has a story to tell. We all do. It’s just that you, as a student, have (relatively) more time, energy, and stories to share! If you’re thinking what to write about, just take a good look at your everyday routine. What do you love doing the most? What do you like sharing? Since blogging is highly personal, your content can range from your student life to anything under the sun. Surprise us!
2. You can channel your creativity into productivity
Students are always on the lookout for outlets to make the most of their time, aside from academics. Blogging is one of the best ways to channel your creative juices into something worthwhile. Whether it’s an artwork, a song cover, or a full-length story, starting a blog is time well-spent. Who knows, you might even earn ~extra money~ for this passion project. Win-win!
3. You’ll be able to maximize learning opportunities
Blogging is a great avenue to pause, reflect, and write down your learnings—inside and outside the classroom. When you take the time to slow down and process things, you’re able to maximize your experiences for the better. As you develop the habit of blogging, you’ll gain A TON of helpful skills you couldn’t have learned otherwise (eg. social/ thinking/ ICT skills). Blog more, learn more!
4. You’re setting yourself up for success
Spending time to build up your own blog is NOT a waste of time, it’s actually an investment your future self will thank you for later on. Aside from being an avenue to freely express yourself, your personal blog can also double as your work portfolio. When the time comes that you’re ready to join the #adulting world a.k.a. workforce, you can count on your blog to build your credibility, link you to the right connections, and get that competitive edge from those who didn’t seize the opportunity to blog when they’re still a student. *wink wink*
5. You can make a difference
Everyone wants to make a difference, and everybody can. It’s just a matter of knowing how you’re gonna do it given what you have. Good thing you don’t have to look further because your blog is a good starting point! Sit down and decide on the kind of impact you want to make to your readers. There are parenting, lifestyle, and tech support blogs written for specific audiences. When you know your blog’s purpose, fulfilling it one post at a time becomes easier.
As a student, you are never too young to make a difference.
Studying hard is good. Blogging while studying hard is better! It’s time to stop letting your fears get the best of you, and start living the best college experience you can have. And while you’re at it, why not blog those experiences for the world to see? Your readers are just waiting for you!