University of Hertfordshire
The School of Humanities was visited by food blogger Ren Behan who led a talk on “How Blogging Can Lead to a Career in Journalism.” Ren’s blog is called ‘Fabulicious Food’ and can be found online at www.renbehan.com
After studying to be a lawyer, Ren took a career change after becoming a mother of two. She headed to the kitchen and started her own blog featuring recipes inspired by her Polish heritage. Blogging has opened a variety of doors for Ren, who has also taken to photography, journalism, and recipe development.
The year, Fabulicious Food was featured on Woman & Home’s 100 Best Food Blogs list; they said they loved the “seasonal, family-friendly food with a local twist” and that “the blog is updated all the time”.
Writing a blog can build your connections within an industry, provide a portfolio and reference for yourself and, naturally, develops your writing and editing skills. “Your aim when writing a blog is to build an audience and build a community around yourself and what you write,” said Ren.
She advised aspiring journalists that: “Ultimately you are the writer, the journalist, the columnist, and you should be using your blog to get better known at the thing you want to be known for.”
Continue reading and get Ren’s Top Tips at: http://universe.uhsu.co.uk/2012/11/24/how-blogging-can-lead-to-a-career-in-journalism/