Reasons Why Every Student Should Start A Blog

Reasons Why Every Student Should Start A Blog

Blogging appears to be the rage these days. Linda Ikeji’s wealth has inspired many people to start their own blogs. Should you, as a student, start blogging? Below are some reasons a student should own a blog.

It enables you to learn quickly

Blogging can help you learn new things. Blogging is about sharing your thoughts on what you see or want to see in the world. It is about sharing or teaching what you know and what you are learning. When you start a blog, you’ll discover that you’re constantly learning new things about your areas of interest, allowing you to keep sharing without running out of ideas and expanding your knowledge.

It helps you generate income

You probably need extra money as a student to cover your expenses. Once you’ve created your blog, you can earn a good living from it. All you have to do is build a following around it. Every year, many large blogs earn millions of naira. You can do the same.

It is free

Anyone can create a free blog using wordpress or blogspot. If you want more control over your blog, you can self-host it, which is affordable for almost everyone. The cost of a hosting package and a domain name is not prohibitively expensive. You can get started and have your blog up and running in 15 minutes for less than N6,000.

It amplifies your thinking

The ability to think clearly and generate ideas is one of life’s most important skills, yet it is not taught in school. Blogging fills that void, allowing you to exponentially strengthen your thinking muscles. You’ll learn to think deeply about your life, your relationships, and your society; engage with others intellectually, appreciate the strengths of arguments while pointing out their flaws; appreciate the tiny distinctions between what, why, and how; and so on.

It deepens your perception

Blogging forces you to look beyond the obvious, to ask questions where others simply nod, and to turn the status quo on its head. The more you blog, the more you notice and appreciate the small details that others overlook. This translates to improved memory and performance in other areas.