The world of blogging has expanded more and more in recent years. There are literally thousands of blogs dedicated to subjects that range from music, movies, fashion, and food to electrical issues, car maintenance, gardening, construction and so much more. If you’re thinking you shouldn’t start a blog while in college because you have nothing to say or because you aren’t pursuing a creative degree, think again. Here are 5 reasons you should start that blog.
To Start Networking
The blogging world can help you develop all kinds of relationships, including business relationships. Even friendships that could help advance your career come from the other bloggers. When you start commenting on other blogs and developing a following, you’ll find that your blog will help you network and create a support system for when you graduate.
To Claim a Stake in the Internet World?
With a blog, you make yourself findable on the Internet and you never know what could come from this. From potential employers to fellow bloggers to headhunters, all kinds of people are the lookout for valuable minds and they will search blogs. No matter if you’re an engineering student, a science student, a math student, or a language arts student you can blog about your specialty and when future employers seek out blogs in your industry, you’re making it possible for them to find you.
To Create a Habit
Staying dedicated to a blog can be a little tedious especially when your only followers are your mom and 8th grade English teacher. Creating a habit out of writing a blog post every day will not only help you teach yourself self-discipline, it will show future employers that you can put in the effort necessary to achieve desired results, even if those results come slowly. The process of blogging is more important than the amount of followers you have.
Your Personality and Knowledge?A blog performs two important functions: they allow you to let your personality come through more so than any resume and cover letter ever could while also showcasing the knowledge base you’ve gained thus far. While your qualifications will be the most important aspect for a potential employer, if they see you have personality on top of drive, ambition, intelligence, and passion you’re much more likely to find a dream job with a company who fits with your personality.
To Stand Out
Among Your Peers?Even if you’re pursuing, say, a computer science degree or accounting degree, maintaining a blog will prove your motivation, your knowledge, and your interest of your field to potential employers. Especially if you’re in a field outside of the arts, it will help you stand out among your competition because rarely do students start blogs while in noncreative degrees. You’re showing that you can do more than figure out complex mathematical equations or balance a budget like an old pro. You can show you can write, analyze, and even be funny from time to time. A good employee is a well-rounded one and you can use your blog to show that you are.
There’s no reason not to start a blog while in college if you’re dedicated to finding a good job upon graduation. If you’re unsure that you have enough to say to fill an entire blog, that’s where you simply talk about your areas of specialty and more often than not, you’re personality will come through in your writing no matter what you’re discussing. The worst that could happen is that you won’t find a job using your blog but it’s a great piece to add to your resume so go start that blog and have fun!