Do you have a lot on your mind but not enough ways to say it? Do you love talking to your friends about fashion, food, relationships, and more? Is the written word your best friend and your laptop always by your side? Then blogging may be for you! Starting your own blog or becoming a trendsetter blogger for sites like OCM is the perfect way to put your passion into words. We love blogging so much that we had to list out the top 7 reasons why you should write a blog today.
1. You’ll Establish Yourself
Here’s a secret you may not have considered: having your own blog can actually land you a job. No, seriously! A blog about your future line of work that documents your classes, your readings, your observations can actually show how committed you are to your work. And, if you want to go into writing, having a blog can attract clients and publishers. Think of it as your very own e-portfolio!
2. Blogging Makes You Smarter
Practice makes perfect, and that couldn’t be truer for the art of writing. Even if you struggle to get out a good sentence or have issues with grammar, just committing yourself to a paragraph or two a day in your blog can make you a better, more confident writer. And we all know that having writing skills is a must for college students.
3. You Can Go Anon
Maybe you want to blog about something sensitive, say your relationships — have no fear! With a blog, you don’t have to put your name to it like you would a status update. Instead, write about what you love and care about without much fear of getting it traced back to you (as long as you blog safely and don’t give away too many personal details).
4. It Can Make You Some Money
Making money from blogging is a tough road and requires a lot of hard work. But there is money to be had for those willing to really grow their readership outside their friend circle and build relationships with businesses. Some clients even send you free items to review or will pay you to attend events!
5. It’s a Free Way to Express Yourself
College students juggle a lot of hats and take on so much stress. With a blog of your own, you can get it out there and talk about what is really important to you. You can address the hard topics or keep it light and airy. Eventually, after writing for so long, you’ll develop a style and story that is all your own and true to yourself.
6. You Can Set the Trends
Pinterest-loving, DIY-happy, OOTD-wearing bloggers are always wanted, especially over at OCM. That’s why we’re excited to open up our awesome blogging program for new writers who want to be first and at the front of what is trending. Just imagine that your writing may be affecting what is on the runway next year!
7. It Helps You Stay In Touch
Finally, don’t forget that a blog, unless private, is made for an audience. Those readers may be your friends from high school, your family curious about college life, or a cousin living on the other side of the world. Your writing reaches the people you love and gives them a glimpse into your thoughts and day-to-day better than an email or text here and there ever could! Blogging with those you love in mind makes the process so much more exciting and purposeful!
If you’re a college student, high school senior, or academic professional looking for a unique writing opportunity, you’ve come to the right place! At OCM, we’re always accepting applications from those interested in joining our team of Trendsetters.