It looks like blogging is quite a popular activity nowadays. However, how often do parents and teachers think of the blogging benefits for young people, for example, for students? If a student has a blog, in the majority of cases, it doesn’t cause real interest. In some cases, it might even end up in a conflict with parents or teachers.
Blogging brings immense benefits to students. Blogging can be compared with professional essay writing performed by academic experts if you want. A student managing a blog is a content writer, a project manager, or whatever else connected with writing. It requires powerful organizational skills. Moreover, it brings definite benefits that can be used in all walks of life and study.
Blogging Boosts Literacy
Running a quality blog is not easy. You need to update content regularly. Finding new interesting optics is challenging, and you have to do it if you want your readers to enjoy your blog, comment on posts, follow you on social networks, recommend your blog to their friends and relatives. For that, topics shall be interesting.
Content should be written in a way that differs from other bloggers and writers. Only then, people will recognize your manner of writing and your blog. And only then, they will read everything that you write.
Comments require replying to them. If you make mistakes, people will notice it and for sure they will criticize you. That’s why successful bloggers make sure their replies are flawless both lexically and grammatically.
Blogging Increases Self-Confidence
Not everybody can write a blog. There are shy people who would never post something on the web, moreover if this “something” is about their thoughts and opinions. By the way, one of the efficient ways to increase self-confidence is blogging. That sounds weird but if you write a blog you expose your ideas to the public. Who is going to read your blog post? Those people can be your neighbors, your group-mates, your friends or even somebody from another part of the world.
They will not only read but also comment. And you need to reply, to prove your opinions, to receive compliments, to protect yourself from being overly criticized. And all this you should do in a decent manner.
Some people know that they cannot manage such a load and hire a specialist to perform either all the activities connected with blogging (writing & posting blog posts, replying to comments, and similar). However, if you dare and try, you can be sure that some months later, you will feel different. Moreover, it applies not only to blogging but to your real life, too.
What About Some Income?
Many people have a blog to earn. Why not you then? If your blog is interesting and you write about hot topics, you can attract a lot of readers and followers. They will recommend your posts to their friends, relatives. Your readers will share links to your posts on social networks and recommend you.
Earning from such activities online has become already common. There are many ways to make money from your blog. Some of the most popular are:
- You can add Ad Networks to earn money from clicks;
- You can provide link building service;
- You can do advertising of different websites, services, resources, products;
- You can add links to shopping websites to earn a commission;
- You can sell virtual products online, such as courses, e-books, apps, printables, and so on;
- You can sell physical products online.
These are the most common ways to earn. There are more advanced options, too, but they depend on the specifics of your blog, the niche for which you are writing, and similar.
Communication Skills Improve Rapidly
Well, ok, we mean online communication skills. You learn how to reply to the comments, even if those are offensive ones. You learn how to handle different moods and attitudes. However, this all is about online communication only, even more precisely, written communication.
Blogging is not a new activity but its advantages to students and their studies is still under-evaluated. However, it offers enormous benefits to student writing. Moreover, if it is integrated into the study process, it can boost the knowledge in a particular subject or field enormously.
The main benefit is, in our opinion, that the boost happens not due to the external pressure but due to the inner motivation of a student. A young person understands that his/her writing will be seen not just to his/her teacher but the entire world. That’s why he/she will make maximum effort to arrange everything in the best way. Yep, before writing a blog-post, one researches the topic, collects opinions, facts, proofs, and makes his/her own conclusions. And further, during commenting and replying to comments, the research and study processes continue.