Monday, March 16, 2009

Final Blog

First I will start off by mentioning that blogging for me wasn’t a new concept coming into this class. I guess the main reason why I liked to blog was because I was never really criticized for my writing. I wrote about whatever it is I wanted and people would read it. Throughout our 10 week course we wrote a post once a week. After posting your blog post you would comment on each other’s blogs. I found this course to be a great experience. I wasn’t the best writer coming into the class but with the teacher and other students around me they could help me critique my writing and making it worth reading; I’ve put more effort into my papers as well as my posts. Blogging can be a great experience for many people because it lets you talk about whatever it is you want and people will more than likely read it.

Blogs are good for a lot of reasons: One being that if you are not a person who speaks out loud and never gives an opinion then blogging works to your advantage. They’re your words and your thoughts. They’re no limits when it comes to blogging. If people like what you have to say they will read it and come back for more. You might even run into people who will criticize your thoughts but not everyone is going to like what you have to say.

The people who read blogs are the ones who probably love to write and read: People who have many things on their mind and love to give their opinion and beliefs. I can say that I read blogs because I am interested in what people what to say. I am an open-minded person and will listen to just about anyone’s thoughts. I know that when I write a post it’s like your thoughts are at the tip of your fingers and you can write about whatever it is you want. There are no restrictions; your mind and a keyboard. I feel that it can reach out to people. Many people in the internet world have a knack for blogging (Check out Truth Percieved for a great example). They’re so good at what they do that they have levels for how good your blog is.

I know from my experience that blogging has its cons: I will read just about anyone’s blog but one thing that turns me away from the very beginning is poor grammar. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t know it all but clear and concise writing will keep a reader going along. If you have misspelled words and a lot of slang you may not stick around for too long. Another con would be that anyone can comment on your blog; this may result in someone leaving a rude or negative comment. This could cause you to lose your since of confidence as a blogger.

To blog or not to blog, that is the question. There really isn’t any harm in blogging in my opinion. This blogosphere allows you to open your mind and speak your thoughts. It can’t be a great stress reliever: letting you just pour out your thoughts. Blogging to me has helped me practice my writing; the more I want to write about the more I will learn. I guess the most important thing about a blog is that it connects you with people around the world: whatever it is you’re blogging about, someone out there feels that same way. You can build many relationships with people that may become loyal to your blog and leave comments to you just about every day.

That’s all folks!

Enjoy the Spring – I know I will!



Wednesday, March 11, 2009

My Blogger Experience

In one of our blog assignments we were assigned to take on a role of another person’s blog. We would write a post, send it to that person and they would post it on their blog. Once every one had posted their blog, we would have to guess whose was whose. I found this to be quite interesting because it let us step out of the box and play a different role.

My role was kind of tough for me. I had to talk about a guy and his Christian faith. I’m not a church goer or acquainted well enough to know the bible. However, his posts were always interesting and worth reading. His blog was titled, Are We Living in the End of Times? Each week he would talk about how people believe that we are living in the end of times. There was always something that would make you think, “Wow, maybe we are.” I loved reading them because it seemed like a whole bunch of myths that actually had some comparison to what is going on in our world today. His blog was one of the one’s I would go to read first because I knew I could find it interesting and could learn about the Christian faith.

When it came time to write a post for Brandon the creator of Are We Living in the End of Times? I knew I could write a post similar to his writing technique. He makes little to no errors at all and the flow of his posts just seem to work well. The easiest part about writing a post for Brandon was he didn’t really ever do anything that would jump out at you or try to get your attention. He was very straightforward and never really put any of his opinions. So really all I had to do was be precise with my grammar and give the beliefs of what some people believe to be the end of times.

All in all it was a fun experience to step out of the norm.

This is the final post for the class, however I do plan on continuing.



Friday, March 6, 2009

The Guest Blogging Experiment

Hey guys!!!

Well it’s Friday which is always a plus. I’m ready for the weekend but before I start my weekend off I’m going to tell you a little more about my favorite person Kalea. Her smile just lights up the room and when I’m with her I feel like no one else is around us. We have a special relationship that no one can come between. Every time I hang out with her I still get butterflies.

Kalea’s personality is like no one I’ve ever met before. We have so much fun when we are together and we never fight. We think so much alike and have the time we can finish each other’s sentences. We have so many great memories together and many many more to come. I would do anything for kalea and I know that she would do the same for me. It’s the best feeling to have someone you care about and know that they care about you to.

Well that all I have until next week!