How I Found My Voice Through Blogging

By Julia Schemmer

2014 has been a year of wondrous change, of learning to see the possibility in every opportunity and the adventure in every mundane task. 2014 presented various moments for me to be pushed out of my comfort zone – from attending the 2014 Disney Dreamers Academy to the scary realization of beginning my own media company, She Speaks Media Enterprises. However, this would have never been possible if I didn’t begin my first adventure: blogging with The Huffington Post.

I’m not going to lie: Before I began writing for HuffPost Teen, I had a negative perception of blogging, and bloggers in general. Instead of viewing them as intelligent, capable artists, I viewed them as 20-something college dropouts mindlessly ranting on a laptop, complete with pajama attire and a 5:00 shadow. I didn’t understand how a new album release would be considered valuable entertainment news, or why an interview with a boy band would be an investment for a publication. To be honest, my lack of experience created an unreasonable and irrational judgment about the power of blogging.

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