Blogging has been a popular endeavor among the self-employed and tech-savvy for many years now. With more and more of our lives taking place online, more and more individuals are seeking professional success online. Previously, blogging was considered a practice for stay-at-home parents and angst-ridden teenagers. But—today, blogging has become a popular professional pursuit for most anyone. As the economy continues to struggle, more people are looking for non-traditional job options. Blogging is one such option. For college grads or young 20-somethings out there looking for the right career path, consider these three points.
Part of what makes blogging so ideal to college students is the flexible scheduling that it offers. While it is recommended that bloggers maintain an eight hour work day, most can do so at any point throughout their day. In this way, the daily schedule for blogging can feel very similar to a college class schedule. Bloggers (like students) can work at the points in their day that they actually feel like working and feel productive. Many younger professionals, fresh graduates and 20-somethings, consider flexibility one of the most important aspects of a job. While this need for flexibility can be problematic in many professional careers, it seems to lend itself well to blogging as a profession. Because, for the most part, bloggers are self-made and self-employed, they can create their own schedules and determine their own time off. Of course, there can be many downsides to this as well. To become a truly successful blogger, you’ll have to commit a significant amount of time and effort into it.
One attribute most recent college graduates and millennials have in common is a sense of self-initiative. With the failing economy and a bleak job outlook, many college aged students have been preparing themselves for a difficult time come graduation time. With this mindset already in place, many millennials are set and ready to be successful outside of their college lives. Many 20-somethings have been preparing for a difficult professional search and young adult life for some time now. This has instilled a very strong sense of self-initiative and self-motivation. These two personal attributes are some of the most important in becoming a successful blogger. Much of blogging is about putting in the effort and working hard to get the outcome you want. Bloggers have to maintain a web space, design a site, write content, market their content, and network all on their own time and terms. To do all of these things successfully, perseverance and self-motivation are key.
Unique Work Space
Many recent college graduates are accustomed to working in non-traditional work settings. They appreciate both flexibility in scheduling and environment. Because blogging is typically an individual endeavor, where one completes their work is usually very flexible. Many bloggers do so from a home office or from various coffee shops. While not everyone prospers in a non-traditional office setting, many college graduates find this freedom and casualness very appealing. Finding a space that helps you stay focused, motivated, and successful is very important. Many people underestimate just how important work environment is to professional success and personal enjoyment. Blogging can offer the flexibility to create a work setting that truly works for you.
This guest post is provided by Mariana Ashley, who writes about educational issues for OnlineColleges.net and can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.