Industry professionals post hints and tips.
Businesses post updates and products.
Freelancers post their portfolios.
Students post ?
Being a first year undergraduate student what I blog about is highly important, I don’t want it to be the same as other students and I don’t want it to be boring. On the other hand I want it to be industry focused to show my skills and abilities but I want to show that I do and take part in other activities. Therefore, the real question is: Where do I draw the line?
When writing this post I decided to have a look at what the word blog actual means, the following statement has been adapted from Dictionary.com: The word ‘blog’ refers to a website where a group of writers or an individual writer share their own experiences, observations and opinions. A blog often contains images and links to other websites which can be a way to keep the readers interested.
The above statement allowed me to draw on what students should blog about 1) Their experiences, 2) Their observations and 3) Their opinions. Blogs don’t necessary have to include all of these aspects for each post, but it my opinion, including one is a start to a successful post. Using the statement as a guideline students that want to have their own blog can and should blog about anything and everything that interests them. In my opinion blogging can allow students to be versatile, think out of the box, talk about their interests and be themselves. Unlike most subjects blogging doesn’t have a right or a wrong answer, as long as the posts appeal to your target audience and you are getting the views and the interaction from them, then you are on the right track.
For me blogging is about my passions in life and what I do for a living, and enjoying doing. It is about advertising and looking at what makes a unique and different advert in my eyes. It’s about marketing and all the different marketing tools and marketing theories and seeing if they are relevant today and how to market a business. It’s about university and the progress I am making my studies but also with MAPR and Enactus. It’s about how MAPR is improving, what we have planned and what I am putting into it. It’s about Enactus Lincoln’s progress to Rookie League Champions and beyond, but also how I market and expand its awareness.
To me blogging is my life, my experiences, my opinions, my views, my observations, my likes and my dislikes.
What is blogging to you?
Until next time,