I’ve never been much of a content creator when it comes to blogs. I’ve started a few blogs and abandoned them, and I’ve had to blog for classes before, but I’ve always enjoyed reading blogs much more than I’ve enjoyed producing them.
That changed with this course, though. Inserting photos, gifs, and videos into posts, commenting on what my peers had to say, and discussing different aspects of writing has gotten me a bit hooked on blogging.
I still don’t feel like I’m a great academic blogger. The authority to talk about different aspects of writing might never come naturally to me, but I suppose I’m getting a bit more comfortable talking about my own writing. I still much prefer to share random thoughts, goals, etc. with people reading my blogs.
With other classes, I never had to produce blog content that attempted to be interesting to read. Instead, I worked towards just adding quotes from books and analyzing them or commenting formally on what my peers wrote. This semester I have gotten a lot more casual with my blogging, and these posts are a lot more fun to write and (I hope!) read than my previous classroom blogs about The Odyssey or world politics.
I am going to continue blogging after this semester through a personal blog that I set up a few weeks ago. I really want to make it a priority to post at least once per week. I look forward to looking back at that blog as well as these posts when I am doing my capstone course.