If you have ever kept a journal or a diary when you were younger (or if you still do it now), then you know the allure of having someplace to share your thoughts and experiences that allows you to look back on them later. Most people still think of a diary or journal as the best way to do this. However, we live in a technology-centered world. Because of this, more and more people are realizing the benefits of electronically documenting their thoughts – i.e. blogging!
Whether you want to share your expertise on a topic, keep your friends and family updated on your life and experiences, or simply have an “online journal” to record your thoughts and ideas, blogging is a great practice for everyone! These are just a few of the (many) benefits of starting a blog:
- You’ll improve your writing and communication skills. The best way to get better at something is to practice, right? So writing posts for your blog, no matter how often, is a great way to practice your writing skills and to help you improve. Even if you think you don’t like writing, it’s worth a try – you might find that writing about topics that interest you is a lot more fun than writing an essay for a class.
- You’ll probably learn some new skills. As tech-savvy as many people are these days, there’s always more to learn, and blogging is a great way to do it. Depending on the platform you use, you might learn coding or website management. These are skills that are increasingly in demand in the job market today. And, if you decide to get a little more serious with your blog and expand to other social media platforms, you’ll have even more skills to show off!
- You’ll have a great addition to your resume. As long as you’re writing about a topic you’re willing to share with future employers, your blog can act as an online portfolio that you can list on your resume and talk about in interviews. It’s a place to show off all those new skills you’ve learned or improved upon. In addition, it also helps you stand out as someone who takes initiative and has the drive to pursue new things. No matter your field of study or career path, your blog would be a great addition to your resume!
- It’s a great outlet for your other interests. No matter how much you like your job or your classes, there comes a time when you need a change and a place to focus on something different. Your blog can provide that for you! Maybe you love your finance major, but you also have a passion for design or fashion – a blog is a great way to explore your other interests in your spare time!
Starting a blog is easier than ever these days, and the multitude of benefits make it a great idea for people at all stages of life. With all the free platforms available on the internet, it’s easy and totally affordable to create your first blog. There are lots of benefits that you can get from writing a blog, making it a very worthwhile and rewarding activity!