So blog post number two. Is it possible to experience writer’s block when writing your second blog post? Apparently so and I now know why so many writers experience this condition. I’ve based my blog on broad topics that cover many areas – so as you can imagine I had no idea where to begin.

After much deliberation, I decided to write my post on why I have started this blog and what I have planned during the summer. Don’t worry the two topics merge into one – trust me.

I’m sure I’m like many students, not really knowing what particular career path I wish to follow. I have a vague idea however, I haven’t been given any guidance. I decided to study Business and Management because I believed that it would give me a good foundation of business fundamentals.

During my third year of university, I have a placement year in industry, as I’m sure many other students do. It has been known to be a stressful time for students, particularly because of the lengthy and complex application process. Most universities offer a wide range of placements and internships in the UK or overseas. I personally want an exciting experience and believe that a placement overseas would suit me best. However, I can completely understand why some students decide to stay in the UK because it may be cheaper, closer to home and more convenient for them. Like many jobs and placements, you need experience to be considered. As mentioned in my first post, I wish to hold a placement at a digital marketing agency in either Australia or America. In order for me to achieve this, I need to develop my social media profile and believed that starting a blog will allow me to connect to my readers and I’ve been told that it is a fun hobby pursue. In my opinion, anyone looking to boost their social media profile should consider either creating a blog, becoming a Brand Ambassador for a company via social media or become a promoter for events. I am not saying these are the only ways to become known on websites like Facebook or Instagram but I believe they are the easiest and cheapest ways to do this.

Here are 6 reasons for starting a blog:

1. It’s a fun hobby

2. You’ll become more confident.

3. You’ll meet new people

4. Inspire others

5. Looks good on your CV/Resume

6. Become a better writer

If you have no idea what career path you wish to choose, then I believe that a blog is a good starting point. I’m not saying that I am a careers advisor nor do I wish to be, but I have found that by starting this blog has allowed me to be more creative and has given me a positive mind about the different options available to me.