I have never had a way with words. This always made me feel that I could not do justice in expressing my thoughts and opinions freely. This is one of the main reasons I wanted to try my hand at content writing. Since I have started writing blogs for Edu4sure, I have felt that it has become easier and easier for me to have a voice of my own.
Like many students I wished to utilize my summer time to the best use and the only way I could think of was to do an internship. Searching for a summer internship, I stumbled upon a Facebook page. The page had the details of an internship fair to be held at a college. The college was Northern India Engineering College, Shastri Park, New Delhi affiliated to Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University. I thought of it as a great opportunity and applied for it. When I reached the college it was jam-packed. Too many students had applied for the internship fair and were lined up at various help desks.
This is when I first came to know about the company ‘Edu4Sure’. I went for my interview and got selected for the internship. This is how my journey started as a blogger.
Edu4sure is an educational blog started to educate people, provide them with relevant content and guide them with their career plan. Edu4Sure provides previous examination papers, relevant current affairs and admission consultancy to students via articles, emails, and workshops. It works as a career counselling platform.
On my first day of joining, our orientation took place. The orientation was conducted by Deepak sir. There were around ten other interns with me. It was nice to see more people with the same enthusiasm as me for the internship. We were asked to write a brief introduction and then speak about ourselves in three hundred words. This was done so that our different writing styles could be acknowledged. Many other things were also discussed with us like SEO (Search engine Optimization), the difference between digital and online marketing, the value of content writing, career growth possibility etc.
When I received my first topic for my blog I was very anxious. It was about why I wanted to join a startup. It made me think a lot and improve my knowledge about what exactly a startup is and how it functions. As it was my very first blog, I tried to be as unique as possible and have a new and different style of writing. The best thing about a blog is that it gives you the freedom of speech to write whatever you want to write. This helps in improving your vocabulary as well as expression.
It is necessary to have a good command over the English language if you wish to become a successful blogger. Thankfully, English was not much of a problem for me. More importantly, the way of writing should be simple and understandable for the reader. It may look fancy to use long words but it is not always necessary. If you can make use of short and crisp sentences in your blogs to convey your message, then there is nothing like it. It becomes tiresome and sometimes a little boring to read long sentences and paragraphs. Therefore, it is advisable to use proper indenting and make use of bullets or points wherever possible.
Initially, it was tough for me to write blogs of required length and appropriate matter. My speed was slow and I used to take a lot of time searching and thinking about the topic even before I could start writing. Gradually after gaining some experience in writing blogs, my speed picked up. I was able to write for more hours at a stretch. My confidence also improved when my work was appreciated. Freeda ma’am helped me by giving me tips on how to make my blogs more interesting and better.
Every profession and work requires discipline. And so does writing. If you wish to improve consistently and bring out the best in you, you need to be focused and disciplined. Set up a particular time for writing and try and stick to it. This will help you to stay at your goal and also finish your work within the deadline. Also, it is always good to be regular with your work and be loyal towards it. This is exactly what I did when I started writing.
Learning is an important factor. I am an avid reader and this helps me a lot when I am writing my blog. So this habit has really helped me a lot in my blogging experience. By reading other’s blogs also I have gained knowledge.
A blog is an informal article and that is exactly how it should be written. A blog is a platform to share your experience and thoughts on any subject. It may range from beauty tips to travel guides. In my case, all my blogs have been related to start-ups, corporate social responsibility, digital marketing, and my past experiences as a student.
A few of them are:
- Which stream to choose after 10th grade
- Bhaskaracharya College of applied sciences and its courses
- Going abroad for higher studies after 12th grade
- Benefits and challenges of CSR
- CSR in the education sector
- A career in the CSR sector
- Career planning and MBA admission process
- Value of digital marketing certification
By writing these blogs my knowledge has improved tremendously and I have learned immensely. For all the blogs that I have written, I have followed a few key points provided to me by the edu4sure team.
The first is research work. Before writing any blog it is vital to read about the topic as much as you can in order to get knowledge about the topic. After reading a few blogs and about the topic on the net, you start to form a frame in your mind, as to how you want to write your blog. The headline is an important feature of your blog, it should be creative and compelling.
One can always use quotations by famous personalities when writing a blog. But it is always better to come up with your own one-liners or quotes. As a beginner, it is possible that one may make a few mistakes. Even I did when I first started writing blogs. The best way is to learn from your mistakes and move forward in a positive direction with a positive mindset.
My journey of being a blogger has just begun and I have a long way to go. With a good support from my family and with guidance from my mentors at edu4sure I hope to have a nice and enjoyable time writing blogs and helping my readers.
I thank Edu4Sure to provide me a good platform to write and enhance my skills. Cheers!