In the beginning of the semester to be perfectly honest when we found out that we had to write blogs I was unsure how much I would enjoy this process. I thought to myself a little bit and immediately through out the idea that these blogs could help me in any way. Well now the semester is over and looking back, I was such a fool. These blogs have been nothing but beneficial to me in so many ways.
For one I had never truly written a blog, and I never knew how much went into making a blog a success. I had no idea what tags were, I didn’t know how to link websites into my stories, basically I just thought to have a successful blog all I would need to do is just write. Well I was wrong, tags, links, and pictures really make blogs stick out, and they also allow for more people to view your work. Without these tags and links no one would be able to see my work, no one would be able to leave comments, it basically would have been a journal. Now I can see in my mind what it truly means to have a productive blog, there is so much more that goes into it than just writing.
As long as were on the topic of writing, I believe that through this blog process and this class that my writing has improved. Now I am a graduating senior come this December and I thought by now that I should have had everything figured out. However, I learned that when writing blogs and feature stories that I am not just writing papers for teachers, but through this class I realized that I am writing to an audience. I never really took into consideration prior to this class that one day people would see my work. So now as I write I don’t think so much about what I would like or what my teachers would like, but what my viewers would like and what they would want to hear. My thought process about writing has really done a 180.
I wouldn’t necessarily say that my writing has gotten any better from these blogs or these feature stories, but I would say that the structure to my writing has changed for the better. I was a little narrow-minded before this class and now I feel as if I have broadened my writing horizon. I truly did enjoy this class and the process of writing these blogs. I believe I am a better writer because of the uncomfortable situations I was put in. I plan to continue my blogging after this semester, because I believe it really helps me vent on topics I may not necessarily be able to write about or talk about anywhere else. Plus I can see nothing but benefits from continuing these blogs, who knows someday someone may read my blog and a new opportunity may arise from it. Opportunities are not going to come being complacent, and I have truly learned this from class, it takes action to strike opportunity and I plan to be an active writer and blogger from here on out. It has been a great experience and I couldn’t be happier with how things turned out.
If you would like to get started on blogging, or really don’t know the first thing about blogging check out this video for tips and come join me in the blogging community. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uA6CbJCXIKc