There are so many benefits of blogging for instance receiving products, opportunities and even money! But you can definitely take advantage of your blog for your education as well. Yup, you heard it right!
I think most people forget how great of a platform it is to have. Obviously there are a number of cons but the advantages outweigh them. I know so many of my readers who are quite young (literally 10 to 11 years old!) that have a blog. It makes me happy to see that they have created a platform to share what they are passionate about.
That’s the reason why I wanted to write this post because I would highly recommend to start a blog while you are still in school. There are so many things that you can benefit from! If you are wondering what benefits I’m talking about then keep on reading!
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Usually when you are in school/uni, you most probably have to do surveys for research purposes depending on your assignments or dissertations. I had to create a ton of surveys for some of my modules! The last thing you want is people not answering your questions or even worse, you feeling embarrassed to share those surveys with your classmates.
Having a blog will automatically give you an audience which facilitates a lot of things. You can literally share your surveys on your social media platforms to your followers and that will give you a much bigger audience.
For some projects, you’ll need to have a bigger audience to answer your surveys which is kind of a requirement (depending on how flexible your professor/lecturer is) therefore having this opportunity is definitely a plus. You will be able to reach a bigger audience and people might even share your survey which is even better for you!
If you are doing a business, marketing or even computing related course at uni then your blog will definitely help you quite a bit when it comes to finding information around those subjects. If you are taking Art, Media Studies or even IT as subjects for A-Levels or GCSE, you blog will really help when doing your assignments. You would already have gained a lot of knowledge around those topics, and it will be much easier for you.
One of the best parts about blogging is the fact that you get to connect with other bloggers. It doesn’t matter if it’s the first time you’re interacting with each other, having a blog will instantly erase that facade between the two of you. Most bloggers are always willing to help, there will always be someone to help you out! I’ve seen so many bloggers reach out to other bloggers when they needed help with their dissertations or even filling application forms for UCAS.
This goes without saying that you gained a fair amount of skills through your blog. Eventually, those skills will help you out with your education as well! Blogging consists of multiple jobs for instance being a photographer, writer, designer, social media manager, etc. This includes other skills as well such as time management, writing, reading, etc. The list goes on!
Last but not least, if you prioritise your blog like a job and work consistently – you might even get the opportunity to turn it into a business and career. This is an opportunity that not a lot of people would have heard about a couple of years ago. You will get to create your own career path and if everything ends up working perfectly then it’s amazing! It’s definitely not an opportunity you want to miss!