Um, This whole blogging thing is totally all its been cracked up to be. Finally being pushed by school to start a blog has inspired me to continue and grow with the blogosphere. This is a genuine way of expressing oneself and also provides a creative outlet. I use my blog to inform people that great experiences could be attained for free or the price of a Chipotle burrito (they’re crazy expensive, amirite?), but many of my classmates chose to address deeper topics such as violence and addiction. Trust me, I could talk forever about pretty much anything so the biggest challenge of this assignment was choosing a topic.
After choosing the topic one must realize that a blog is SO PUBLIC. Google, Yahoo, Bing, and future employers can dig up all of your web skeletons lurking in the geocities. One has to be aware. This was a challenge because I tend to be a perfectionist with my over editing and that is an addiction. (That addiction would make a super boring blog)
I loved the interaction and reading my classmates blogs. It was interesting to see how they developed and of course all the wonderful media included (Malta Morena and Cyl, shoutout!). I also enjoyed viewing different perspective in the heavier blogs on issues we face as youth and even was delighted to read some poetry (CriCri). I learned about healthy eating and the environment. It was great, thanks to all the bloggers for teaching me new things. I actually loved all of the blogs I read (which was a fantastic pastime at work, yikes). I really appreciated this assignment, it activated a desire in me that I’ve been trying to bring out for years.
Blogging brought a multifaceted approach to education in that not only are you practicing and accelerating your writing skills/style, you are also learning about MORE than the language arts.
Blogging is essential to the modern college experience for honing students skills and developing frequency of writing, but more simply, it helps you to connect with your class on a deeper level, and become a better student while doing it.