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Advantages of Blogging in High School (Part 2)

A few extra thoughts on the advantages of blogging in high school

In the previous article, we discussed four advantages of practicing blogging. Within this article, we’ll continue that topic by going into depth on how blogging might make you some extra cash, help you tune your creative skill and also have some fun along the way. The following are four advantages in learning to write blogs.

1.) Make Some Money

I believe in you and therefore I believe you’ll become super successful at whatever you do. With that being said, you have the potential to monetize your blog. For example, let’s say your blog about your prized puppy attracts a bunch of other people who love puppies and they want you to write a whole ebook about puppies. And then you sell that puppy ebook to puppy lovers and make some cash to totally get your puppy designer pet clothes. In doing so, you can make real world change doing something that’s fun and helps you out in the long run. Ultimately, it’s up to you and your creativity; the possibilities are endless.

2.) Creativity

According to Tina Seelig, the executive director of the Stanford Technology Ventures Program, creativity is a skill that can be learned. It’s easy to overlook all of the creativity in blogging. Sure, it’s not a stretch to think that it might take some creative mind power to write something. But what about all of the other variables? What pictures will you use to illustrate your points? Comics? Photos? What type of font works best? Font size? Paragraph style? Therein, practicing blogging/writing allows you to tune your creative skill. And who doesn’t want to be creative?

3.) Project Management

What does project management mean? Project management entails generally just planning and organizing projects to reach a certain goal. Now, how does that relate to writing a blog? As a blogger, you’ll be able to organize your projects any way and fashion you desire. For example, you could create a series of articles (such as the series I’m writing on right now.) Therefore, my goal might be to write a certain number of articles per week or even just to finish the series. What project management teaches you relates to organization. If you can organize and achieve goals in one area, you’ll better be able to do so in another setting.

4.) It’s Fun (Maybe)

Honestly, with anything in life, it’s up to you. You don’t have to be a writing fiend or anything if you don’t want to. However, the main objective of this article was to bring to your attention some of the cool advantages of blogging in high school. However, these advantages can apply to almost anyone or anything.