7 Reasons Writing For Odyssey Rocks
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7 Reasons Writing For Odyssey Rocks

You know you've thought about it.

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So, if you're reading this article, you've at least heard of the Odyssey Online. You've probably seen some viral stories on your Facebook feed that were published on this platform. If you have or have ever had an interest in expressing yourself through writing, read some of the reasons why writing for the Odyssey rocks below.

1. You can write about whatever you want

This is definitely one of the major reasons why writing for the Odyssey was so appealing to me. Being told in your classes to write an essay about some boring topic is enough to turn anyone away from writing. Having the freedom, instead, to write about what interests you or what's on your mind adds a much more intriguing element to the act of writing.

2. Your thoughts and work are published online

Not only do you get to write about your passions and interests, but you also get the opportunity to have this writing published on an online platform. Sure, you could start your own website and share your thoughts that way, but the Odyssey is likely to experience much more traffic and viewership.

3. You can develop a portfolio, of sorts

No, I will probably not advertise my listicles that are full of GIFs in any professional setting, but my more serious articles are perfect to collect as a sample of my writing capabilities.

4. You get practice writing

If you are like me and think that you might possibly want to pursue a career that involves writing, you're gunna need all the practice that you can get. Writing weekly articles is a perfect way to stay consistent and keep perfecting your skills.

5. You get practice using a CMS

Content Management Systems (CMSs) are different all across the board. Becoming familiar with one, though, can serve you well even when using one that isn't completely identical. Once again, practice, practice, practice.

6. You get to be a part of a unique community

Having newly become president of the Purdue Odyssey community, I am incredibly excited to build relationships with other creators from totally different backgrounds. Odyssey communities are unique because they aren't major-specific. All you need is an interest in writing.

7. You get to share your writing easily with anyone and everyone

Another fun benefit of writing for the Odyssey is being able to share what I write with my friends, family, and anyone that stumbles upon my articles. Getting feedback about my writing is incredibly rewarding. Start writing for the Odyssey, and you'll see what I mean.

I think it's pretty safe to say, at this point, that writing for the Odyssey just sounds like all kinds of fun. If you don't already and have an interest, reach out to anyone involved in your campus's Odyssey community to potentially get started.

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