5 Reasons College Students Should Blog

As a blogger, I will always encourage others to start a blog. Blogging does not only serve as an online diary but it will help you develop many skills. This blog started before I even knew what college I was going to go to. It was there through the good, and bad times in the past years. Now years later, it has changed me in so many ways and given me so many opportunities. This has become such an important part of my life and others should give it a shot. College students are in the perfect time of their lives to start a blog. Constantly having to build up a resume is exhausting, but little did you know that blogging can help you add some more skills to that awesome resume of yours.

Keep reading,  I also suggest some topics to start off your new blog!

1. Develop Writing Skills
For those who aren't lucky enough to have been born with English speaking parents, you will understand that the English language will always be a work-in-progress. Everyone will always have something to say about your writing skills, and that's fine. We all have our own voice when it comes to writing. By blogging you will constantly have to think of topics, and carefully proofread your own work. This is the best way to keep your writing skills sharpened! If you're a talented writer, then more power to you, use your skills wisely and show the world what you are capable of doing. It will also be a good way to show future employers what type of writing you're comfortable doing and what your approach is.

2. Keeps You Busy
While in college you will find that many things will require your time. However, even if you're busy, adding one more thing to your daily agenda is a way to constantly have something to entertain yourself with. Finding a topic you love to write about is the most important part here, as it will never feel like a job or a boring task. Consider blogging as an outlet from your busy school work, or busy social life.

3. Find Your Purpose
Of course, everything you're doing in college is to ultimately find yourself. Nowadays, everything we do is shared on the Internet, and by doing this you let others know what you're interested in. Once you figure out what you're truly passionate for, writing will be a piece of cake. Even if doesn't have to do with your major, it's okay! Blogging can be a stress reliever but at the same time making you share all your favorite things - and who knows, maybe you'll find some people just like you out there.

4. Socialize
Well, I know what you're thinking... and you're wrong. Blogging isn't for anti-social people who have nothing to do but sit on their butt and type away. From all these years of blogging, I have met so many wonderful people that are interested in the same things I am. You will encounter very friendly people(and some not so friendly) that will give will make you grow as a person with their thoughts and ideas, and some will even help you out! Another big point that I will make about socializing in the blogging world is that depending on what you do, blogging might open big doors for you. With social media in today's world, anyone can quickly have their 15 minutes of fame. So write about what you love and maybe that one author, actor or company might notice you.

5. Market Yourself
Of course, those of us who are lucky to go to college know that everything we do in college is helping us market ourselves. We are always told that people with a college degree are more marketable, but truth is - if you wasted your time in college without being involved, sometimes it won't make a difference what your degree is. While volunteering, clubs, Greek life, sports, and all those other extracurriculars are important, blogging is a whole different way of making you desirable to future employers. It lets your employers know that you are willing to share your thoughts and that you will be a valuable part of their business. It allows you to work on your own schedule so it also shows that you can manage yourself well.

By writing this, I wanted to encourage others to start a blog - even if you don't post it right away, or even share it with your friends and family - take a chance and do it. It is such a stress reliever for me and I have enjoyed every second of what I do.

Here are some topics to get you started:

  1. College topics - Life in school, Activities, Volunteering
  2. Beauty - Makeup, Hair, Nails tutorials
  3. Fashion - New collection in stores, outfits you wear, hauls
  4. Reviews - Makeup, Movies, Shows, Clothing, Books, etc.
  5. Sports - news in sports, your thoughts on games
  6. Travel - Local town, internationally, even weekend trips
  7. Collection - Bones, Autographs, Bottle caps
  8. Fitness - Exercise Tips, Fitness Diary, Food Diary, Weight Loss Journey
  9. Random Hobbies - Photography, Painting, Creative Writing, Computers, Games 
  10. Politics - News, Debates, Current Events
See! I'm sure one of these things caught your attention. There is nothing you can't blog about and that was my point. I really hope you are considering giving blogging a shot, and who knows, maybe you'll get some exposure in that topic. Good luck!

Oh, and if you're not in college that doesn't mean you can't start one. Although this article was aimed at college students, I encourage anyone to start blogging!

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me. I'm always eager to help others about blogging.
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