Student/Graduate blogging – why bother?

I know I don’t need to encourage people to blog. There isn’t a shortage of bloggers out there. I especially don’t need to encourage more graduates/students to blog and yet I am about to write a post about how blogging can keep you ticking over if you are bored/unemployed.

Blog for your employment prospects

  • If you have something important to share then get it out there! Make yourself stand out! It shows an interest or a passion
  • A blog is an on going project, it can show dedication and enthusiasm
  • It gives you something to talk about in an interview

Blog to keep your skills in tune

  • Think you’re going to get rusty over the summer before you start your first grad job? Then use that time to keep your writing skills up to scratch! It also encourages an organised approach to work (if you post regularly)
  • If anything it improves written communication skills

Blog for your sanity

  • A lot of grads feel let down if they don’t automatically have a job after they leave so blogging about things can make you feel as though you have some level of control or say on what is going on – it gives you an outlet
  • Other grads may relate or reply or react to your posts making you feel validated (if the internet is kind)

There are probably more benefits of blogging that I haven’t included here but they tend to be the reasons I blog. I’m by no means an expert and I still don’t have this completely nailed but It’s been so nice to hear from people that they read what I write here so thanks to them 🙂

 

 

 

 

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Author: eemaa27

Blogging and reflecting to keep my writing skills in tune

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