Whilst now is possibly the worst time, I’ve got a new project going and I wanted to share it – I’ve started a new blog!
It’s called The Student Seat – there are still a few technical bits I’m sorting out in terms of making sure the website functions and links to all the right places, but it’s officially live and mostly working now!
I created it as a hub for students; students who are about to go to university, students who are in the middle of studying, graduates, anyone really. I want everyone to contribute if they want to – The Student Seat is a place to share student experiences whether that’s a personal funny story that may provide a lesson to others (such as, generally, don’t cook when you’re drunk) or an advice post, maybe a letter to your past self or a list post maybe. I want there to be such a variety of content on this blog.
The reason I set up this blog is for freelance student bloggers. As a student blogger myself, I always wanted somewhere I could write and earn a bit of money – somewhere I could write an article or two a week or a month and just have a little bit of income. It would be a great way to start a freelancing career and go on to have had more work.
I want to create that for other students. I want to be the reason that students can say ‘Yeah, I’ve already got paid experience in the industry’ because there aren’t that many opportunities for students.
We live in a world where you need experience to get a job and a job to get experience and it’s a difficult cycle to break.
Is it just for students though? No way – yes, ‘student’ is in the title but I would love it if everyone who wanted to contribute to the blog did – people who didn’t go to uni and their experiences, maybe even parents who did or didn’t go to uni comparing past and present experiences – I want as much variety on this blog as I can get.
The ultimate goal from this blog would be able to pay those that contribute to it and no, right now, it’s not going to be a paid gig – it’s a brand new project and I need to find it’s feet but as soon as I can I’ll pay contributors – for now it’ll just be a bit of experience, maybe for those who aren’t sure whether they want to start a blog to give it a try.
If you’re interested in contributing to The Student Seat, one – thank you! And two – either message me via the Contact page on the blog, message my Facebook page or tweet me! I want anyone to feel comfortable contributing – whether you know me personally or not, it would be so amazing if I could get some contributors going straight away!
My aim is to write a new post every Sunday and I really hope people will want to help me – I really want this project to succeed!
Thank you for reading,
Uni blog: http://sophieannblogs.blogspot.co.uk/