The internet has provided a boost to the creative population. Journalism has reached a new level and thanks to technology, anyone with a flair for writing and proper skills can become a writer. There aren’t many people who haven’t thought of becoming a writer, at least once in their life. Children often dream of themselves becoming authors of novels and creating a universe of their own. However, at this age, you don’t need to write a novel for being considered as a writer. Even as simple as setting up a blog and updating it regularly can help you gain the attention of worldwide readers. Well, that, of course, doesn’t mean anyone can write anything without making any sense and still become a popular writer. It doesn’t work this way. The first rule of thumb for blogging is to share value with your audience. In this form of writing, offering value comes first and only then, people will come back to your blog if they find it helpful. It might seem simple to set up and blog and start posting, but in reality, it takes real hard work to become successful at it.
Student blogging is making headlines
Nowadays, there has been a rise in popularity for student blogs. Most reputed educational institutions are embedding blogging into their annual curriculum. It clearly shows that the importance of blogging is slowly being recognized by the academic world. Introducing student blogging in their curriculum is just a way to popularize the concept and help students learn new skills. No matter what the topic of your student blog is, you need to be specific about what you share. There are some rules of blogging that apply to all forms of art, irrespective of the niche. In this article, let us reveal some of the tips that will help you write a student blog; a successful one.
Define your purpose
In order to make your readers excited about your content, first of all, you need to be excited about your work. Ask yourself the questions, ‘why do you want to write?’ and ‘what do you want to accomplish through your blog?’ Now try to find satisfactory answers to these questions. We highly recommend you not starting to write a single word on paper unless you have a clear definition of the reason why you wish to start blogging. Remember that blogging is a game of patience. You will require a lot of persistence ability to continue writing. When things will get tough and you won’t find any inspiration to cover new topics, it is your ‘why’ that will keep you motivated. And once you know what to expect from your blog, you can definitely work on achieving your goals. Maybe you wish to write a book one day and through your student blog, you want to build an audience to whom you can sell the book. In that case, start focusing on your aim right from day one.
A relevant blogging platform is necessary
Once you decide your end goal, it’s time to find a favourable platform to write a student blog. Each blogging platform is different than others and the usability of each of them varies a lot. There are many platforms available in the market that are especially built and designed for student blogging. And there are other professional platforms that you can use to. All of that depends on your ultimate goal. You might want to get started with ‘Kidblog’, which is aimed towards mainly school students. If you think that’s not your cup of tea, ‘Edublogs’ is another effective student blogging platform you might want to try.
Put user safety before everything else
The online world is getting a lot more complicated as compared to what it was even a decade ago. New internet rules are being introduced to ensure user safety and data security. As a student, you must seek permission from your school or college authorities. You wouldn’t want to write on sensitive topics and end up harming your reputation. Submit a well-described proposal to your principal and validate your idea. Take additional permission from your parents. It’s better to stay cautioned instead of panicking under future pressure.
There’s a difference between authors and bloggers
Well, blogging is writing but both don’t necessarily match each other in terms of their characteristics. In the case of a writing assignment, you can go away with metaphor usage and playing with words is considered to be an artistic skill not all the writers possess. On the other hand, blogs are much straightforward. Blogs are meant to be providing commentary on a specific topic or several. In such a scenario, your readers would expect direct statements and transparent opinions rather than sentences full of riddles. As a student, not everyone has the idea of this thin difference. We recommend you read related materials over the internet and understand what blogging really stands for and what your audience expects you to share.
Write something valuable and avoid the junk
You’ve probably heard Bill Gates speak famous words, i.e. Content is King. He was true in every sense. Even if you are not that serious about blogging, you need to share valuable content. We cannot stress more on the relevance of valuable content. Whatever niche you choose to cover, it’s your responsibility to write something that provides some value. If you are talking about the relevance of AI in student development, ensure that your articles are well-researched with maximum facts to accompany your argument. Gone are the days of newspapers when people had to believe every word they wrote without being able to validate the idea. Now your audience would be reading your blog in one tab and whenever they doubt yours believes they won’t hesitate to open another tab and search the relevant keywords to verify if whatever you’re telling is truth.
Last but not least, start connecting with other bloggers and read other blogs that share the same motive as yours. It’s time to start learning the art of blogging.