I have a newfound appreciation for blogging. At fist I was questioning the importance of blogging, especially when I found out we were required to blog weekly for this class. But blogging has improved my skills both as a reader and a writer already!
I enjoy blogging about our class readings because it helps with my comprehension. It forces me to analyze the piece and do more than “just get through it.” I find that blogging is especially good for this because when I talk about a completed reading, I can get away with ambiguous statements. I also find myself talking in circles of repetition. If I were to write about the readings I would be focused on the grammar a sentence structure of the writing, rather than responding to the reading itself. Blogging is a casual form of writing where I can just focus on my thoughts about the reading. But, because it is a form of writing, I still must make points and support them with evidence. Blogging has helped me form opinions about the readings we have done in class so far.
Blogging has alos improved my writing. Once again, it is a place where I can organize my thoughts. Writing about certain assignments has helped my development of ideas. It has been a great way to prepare. It is like a free write where I can write about what I will be writing about in the future (if that makes any sense). I have found blogging to be a great way to express my ideas. And even get feed back on them!
I have enjoyed blogging very much in this calls and once the blogging parties start, I know I will enjoy it even more 🙂