Blogging seems to be the big thing around these days. Linda Ikeji’s riches has pushed many to start a blog. However as a student, should you go into blogging? According to Wikipedia:
A blog (a truncation of the expression weblog) is a discussion or informational site published on the World Wide Web consisting of discrete entries (“posts”) typically displayed in reverse chronological order (the most recent post appears first).
1. It helps you learn fast
You can learn new things via blogging. Blogging is about sharing what you see, or want to see, in the world. It’s about teaching or sharing what you know and what you, too, are learning. When you start a blog, you’ll find yourself always learning new things about your areas of interest so you can keep sharing without running dry of ideas and grow your knowledge.
2. It helps you generate income
As a student, you most likely need extra income for your needs. Earning decent incomes from your blog is attainable once you create it. All you have to do is grow an audience around it. Many big blogs make millions of naira every year. You can do so too.
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3. It is free
Anyone can start a blog for free, using wordpress or blogspot. And if you want more freedom with your blog, you can self-host, which is affordable for almost anyone. What you’ll pay for a hosting package and a domain name is not that much. With less than N6,000 and you can get started and have your blog running in 15 minutes.
4. It improves your thinking
The ability to think clearly and generate ideas is one of life’s most critical skills, yet one of the things you don’t get taught in school. Blogging fills that void, helping you grow your thinking muscles exponentially. You’ll learn to reflect deeply on your life, your relationships and your society; engage with others intellectually, appreciate the strengths in arguments and point out the flaws in them; appreciate the tiny distinctions between what, why and how;the nexus and disparity between excuses and justifications, and so on.
5. It sharpens your observation
Blogging challenges you to look beyond the obvious, to ask questions where everyone else simply nods, and to set the status quo on its head. The more you blog, the better you see and appreciate tiny details others take for granted. This translates to a better memory and improved performance in other stuff you do.