10) Find Your Voice- I was not as outspoken and direct with what I wanted out of life until I started blogging roughly eight months ago. Perhaps this was because I did not want to offend somebody if I had a different opinion. However, blogging has taught me to ostracize to monetize. If you are trying to please everybody, you really aren’t pleasing anybody.
9) Virtual Resume- I have also used blogging as a more creative way to showcase my accomplishments in sports/entertainment marketing. Essentially, I’ve been tackling my career in an even more creative manner than just simply sending off a white piece of paper with my accomplishments. No Typical Moments is a way to creatively show why I love this field.
8) Discover Your Passions- If it was not for my blog, I guarantee that I would not be as in tune with what I want to accomplish in life. As a result of blogging, I started to realize how much of a passion I had for marketing, branding, and promoting. In turn, that realization led me to focus on sports/entertainment marketing.
7) Improve Your Writing Skills- The awesome thing about a blog is that you don’t have to have perfect grammar. Who cares if you use : instead of ;? A simply mistake may even be better because it shows that you are human and not a droid spitting out information.
6) Learn About Social Media Marketing- I can’t even begin to stress how important it is to have a grasp of social media marketing. The platforms to get information out about ideas/events/information have shifted from the traditional means to Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, etc. If you want to find out about anything instantaneously, the best place to find that information is through social media. When I want to find out information on a breaking news story, I rarely go to CNN.com. I immediately check my news feed on Facebook.
5) Build a Community- One of my initial goals of No Typical Moments is to build a community of insanely passionate and creative individuals who share common interests. I want everybody in this community to be motivated and inspired by each other’s accomplishments. My generation is young, hungry, and ready to make a difference in this world. We’ve been hibernating in college while the economy has tanked and I believe that it is our time to take action.
4) Expand Your Mind- Whenever I first heard the word blogger, I immediately thought of an emo teenager writing about their problems. This couldn’t be further from the truth! Expand your horizons and try something new! Who knows, you may even love it and start doing it on a daily basis for fun.
3) Fun- I’ll be honest, I get a majority of my enjoyment from working on my brand. I have a great time doing it because it allows me to unleash all of my creativity.
2) Inspire Others- The intention of a blog is not to boast about your accomplishments. A great blog inspires and helps other move forward in the direction of their goals. If you decide to blog, don’t just make it about you. You should promote the work of others, give advice, and create relatable material.
1) Why Not? - What is holding you back from blogging? Fear of failure? Fear of rejection? Do you not think it is cool? Think about that long and hard before you dismiss blogging completely.