Do You Need a Blogging Degree to be Successful at It?
Do You Really Need A Blogging Degree To Be A Successful Blogger?
The other day I was on Twitter and Mayura was asking some interesting questions about education that made me wonder: Do you need a degree to blog? Would it help to be more successful as a blogger? Is there such a thing as a blogging college?
Mayura can sure always make you think.
@lisapatb Then on to college, right? Is that where degree comes up?
— Mayura De Silva (@MayuraDeSilva) October 14, 2012
I think the best way to learn to blog is to blog. You can be educated on the proper use of the language and be a whiz at spelling or have a degree as an English major. But if you don’t have experiences to blog about how can one really be good at blogging? Take for example a food blogger. I’ll use SmokedNGrilled for example: If Kurt didn’t cook on a regular basis how could he blog to teach you how to cook? Would you take his recipes and cook with them for your company coming? Kurt has 98 eRecipeCards to date. Warning: You will become hungry if you do visit his blog.
Another blog I like for informative skin care is Dr. Bailey Skincare. Dr. Bailey has been in dermatology for over 24 years and has a terrific blog on how to care for your skin. She also blogs about skin cancer and how to protect yourself from it. She suffered from acne as a teen and understands how teens feel with their acne. She has made her own skin care line that has been carefully tested. If she did not have all these experiences her blog would not be as effective. She does not have a blogging degree but a degree in medicine.
How about plumbing? Want to learn how to do it yourself? Radiant Plumbing has a blog with all types of useful articles on plumbing. They even have one on fluoride in the water. (hot topic) You will also find one about a dog peeing on an air conditioning unit and how the metal frame and coils start to deteriorate because of it. You’ll find nice tidbits related to plumbing there. Brad took over the family business and has been doing it for over 10 years now. You can even watch his video on the about us page. Nicely done website.
Informative Is The Key
These bloggers have a wealth of info related to their work and living life. They can share their experiences to help others through their blogging. If they just studied blogging they could not provide such valuable information. Just as bloggers can share what they know about blogging. I once shared a post about propagation – I never knew that word until I started blogging. I could have learned it in a textbook but to experience what it meant is a lesson that will not be forgotten and hopefully will help someone else in their blogging journey.
Do you think a blogging degree is necessary or life experiences are the way to become a better blogger?