Do You Ever Seek Advice on the Internet?


Maryn Sylvester, Author

Today, we all live in a world where the internet is no stranger. The internet is used for many things in everyday life. For example, you may look up a restaurant’s time before making the drive or you may use the internet for an extra boost on your homework. Whatever the case may be, the internet is still involved. Many people use the internet for things you wouldn’t expect to. Instead of going to the doctor, you may look on WebMD. I don’t know about you, but I would rather see a doctor in person than take medical advice from the internet. 

However, one thing I may take from the internet would be types of advice. Advice is when you take guidance or recommendations to help in a future circumstance. There are many ways to receive advice from the internet. A trustworthy way to receive advice would be from a blog or vlog. Blogs are articles written by real people from their jobs or from the comfort of their own homes. Vlogs are video messages or articles created by individuals about pretty much anything.  

Many people have careers in writing and have created major blogging sites, but some also write them for fun as another way to receive income. They may not earn a great amount of money, but the joy of writing is enough for them. Advice blogs are starting to become a bigger topic in today’s world, especially because the virtual world is no stranger. 

There is a great amount of advice one person could get from reading different articles, blogs, stories online. This could really make a difference in many people’s lives. Such as relationships, mental health, eating habits, health, and so much more. Anything you need advice on, I bet there is an article on it. Another big pro of seeking advice online is that it hides your identity. You may be embarrassed you need advice on such a little detail. Don’t sweat it, it’s normal to be embarrassed. By resorting to the internet, no one would know, but you and this way you can feel a little bit more comfortable about the topic. You could also use Youtube as a way to receive advice. A lot of popular influencers make videos offering everyday advice. Whether it is learning a new task or making a new recipe. Whatever it may be, people benefit from Youtube. 

Of course, the internet is not the only way you can get advice. You can always talk to your friends, family, teachers, counselors, or whoever you trust. This option doesn’t work for everyone, but it is good to know that you can receive advice from basically a total stranger without ever having to speak face to face. Maybe the next time you need just a little boost of advice, try the internet. There are many great resources out there on the world wide web.

Thanks for reading Canes!