Given that you’re reading this, I take it that you like to blog. I’m also a fan of putting my thoughts and sentiments to words and sharing them with the rest of the world, so I know how you feel. Anybody and everybody can blog, really. It’s not something that has a very high barrier to entry; you just need to be literate and have an electronic device with access to the Internet.
There are particular lines of work that are rather conducive to blogging, more so than other careers. I’ll skip on the most obvious job track, those that write for a living. Since their level of writing is assumed (required, too) to be above average, it’s not much of a stretch to think they could also write a blog on the side. However, some people who write to work are often too drained to write for pleasure, so that may not always be the case.
Anyway, here are five occupations that I believe possess various complementary elements that encourage or even require blogging on the side. I will also briefly explain why I think so.
Jobs that expose you to the more personal side of people are great for encouraging your own mind to reflect over various aspects of your life. Alcohol also has this tendency to be a truth serum as well. As a bartender, you can observe many people without being labeled a stalker, as well as be approached for conversation by the patrons of the establishment.
As people grant you a peek into their lives, do your utmost to protect their identity when you do blog about your conversations with them. People trust bartenders more than their priest or pastor; don’t betray this sacred trust!
Being a truck driver gives you two things that are conducive to blogging: plenty of opportunities to travel, and lots of introspection time, especially when driving for very long distances.
Though I advise you not to blog while driving, I’ve watched some trucker vlogs on YouTube, but I personally think it might be a distracting activity that could take the focus away from the task at hand. Still, I think there’s something romantic about being a trucker-blogger, and it makes me browse truck sales and auction sites like NextTruck to look for an affordable rig that I can realize my trucking fantasies with.
The seaman has about the same kinds of advantages as the trucker when it comes to blogging, perhaps even more so since their travels take them to different countries, and while off-duty, they have most of the time to themselves.
An additional benefit to seamen is that blogging could take their minds off the fact that they’re in their cooped quarters in the vessel where they’ve pretty much memorized every face (and odor) of their fellow sailors.
Bakers, particularly those handling cakes and other confectionaries, have a lot to benefit from blogging. Just like bartenders, they come in contact with many customers, and they can also showcase their sweet creations via blogging, microblogging, and vlogging as well.
While people can take Instagram shots of their food as a hobby, bakers do it professionally.
Florists can benefit from blogging in the same way as bakers do, being able to showcase their work online, an additional venue to show just how good they are in composing their floral masterpieces.
In addition to the extra media exposure, florists can even write about their moods and feelings, creating a special bouquet to match the mood of their post.
About the Author
Stacey Thompson is a professional writer, marketer, entrepreneur, and a lover of weird little animals. She is based in San Diego, California, and still manages to blog despite having to write for a living. Stacey and her friends own and operate Word Baristas.