There are a lot of reasons why a person should start a blog and today, I’m going to share some of the reasons why I decided I would start a blog.
Your Blog is Like Your Online Resume
Your blog is basically a resume. When you apply for jobs you can mention that you have a blog and ask them to check it out. When they land on your website they’ll see a number of things that may make you stand out above the crowd. For starters, simply having a functioning blog shows that you know how to use WordPress, which is not as common as knowing how to use Microsoft Office. If your content is good and you have a lot of traffic through your blog, it shows that you are socially intelligent. You know what your audience wants and you know how to track them down with social media by marketing yourself through Twitter, Instagram, Interest, Facebook, and everything else. They’ll also get a chance to check out your writing style. If your blog isn’t so great and you don’t have much traffic, at the very least they’ll be able to see how often you post, how consistent you are and how long you’ve been running your blog. This shows that you are motivated, because you are consistently thinking up new content and producing blog posts. You’re determined, because you didn’t give up after 1 month with no subscribers. You’re responsible, because you’ve promised your viewers a certain amount of posts per week or month and you live up to it. These are all wonderful skills to have when applying to any job. They show that you’re constantly learning new things and always ready for a challenge. The jobs that your blog is most likely to get you are freelance jobs! There are many freelance Social Media Coordinator jobs out there that will be able to check out your social media platforms and see for themselves that yes, you are very skilled with Hootsuite. You can apply for writing jobs and use your blog to show off your writing style and skills. Maybe you had a few posts where you needed to do some research, you can use these posts to apply for freelance writing positions that would require you to do research. Perhaps you love editing and proofreading. You can show off your error-free blog posts to get some freelance editing jobs. The possibilities are endless! Read more