This is a guest post by Lauren on starting a blog in college. You can read the guidelines for guest posting at our guest posting guidelines page.
People start blogging for a variety of reasons. Sometimes they want to make a little side money. Sometimes they write out of of boredom. Sometimes it’s to call out an ex or vent on a particular soapbox. Every blogger has his or her motivation for taking the plunge, and there are many factors that will determine their success.
But, regardless of the reason you have behind wanting to start a blog, one of the best times to get started is during college. Amidst the coffee breaks, pizza runs, long nights of partying, and all-night study sessions lies the perfect opportunity to begin working on that blog you have always wanted to run. Why now?
Here are the top three reasons colleges students make for great bloggers, and why starting a blog in college is one of the best times to do so:
Take advantage of full-time academic inspiration.
When you’re in school, you have constant access to information in a way you don’t normally have otherwise. Taking a college course stretches your mind. Even though all of us have easy access to new information, in school or not, when you are presented with information in a class format, you are forced to dissect and analyze it in order to participate.
While this is possible to do on your own, the learning experience is heightened when you have an instructor to guide you through the material, classmates to bounce ideas off of, and assignments that require you to actively process the information.
If you’re in college taking courses full-time, or even part-time, you are always in reach of opportunities to stretch your mind and people who can help you do that. As a blogger, you can use this as endless inspiration for your posts.
Make a name for yourself
People always tell you that, the sooner you know what you want to do, the sooner you should get started. All college students are bombarded with the pressure to find internships, write theses and get outside jobs that will provide some form of work experience before graduation. However, many people don’t think of blogging as a viable way to get some experience under your belt.This is actually quite the opposite.
If you write a quality blog and keep it up, you may start to make a name for yourself within the blogosphere. The more people you can get to follow your blog, the more clout you will begin to have. Many people use their blogs as viable sources of income and other use them as ways to document writing or other skills.
It also shows that you’re responsible enough to dedicate your time to a project and that you’re intelligent enough to create something interesting and worth reading. Any student’s blog has the potential to land them a job out of college that they may not have been able to get otherwise.
You will never have this much free time again
You probably hear this constantly while in college, especially if you’re taking classes full-time and have no outside job. But, the reason college students hear this so often is because it’s true. There is no time in life when a person is able to have less responsibilities and more freedom than during college, at least for the most part.
So, if you’ve ever dreamt about starting a blog, there is absolutely no better time. You can work on it whenever you have the time, like on Sunday afternoons, once in a while during the evening, and occasionally between classes. Because you’re just starting out, you don’t have a readership yet, so you can be free to post whenever you like, until you build up some followers and post history.
About the Author:
This guest post is contributed by Lauren Bailey, who regularly writes for best online colleges. She welcomes your comments at her email Id: blauren99 @gmail.com.