Honestly, I thought it would be easy to create a blog on wordpress because all I thought I had to do was write my opinion and hopefully get people interested in what I have to say about certain topics. Although, it took a little more effort than coming up with interesting vocabulary and “cool” sources to get others interested in even reading my posts. I never realized that other social networks can help with gaining followers for my blog as well. I was able to learn how to integrate my other social networks to my wordpress and promote to everyone to take the time to check out my blog. The networks I had are Twitter, Facebook, Foursquare, and LinkedIn. I was able to go on each network to promote my blog to all my other followers in that they would view my blog and either “like” a post or follow my blog. And that’s just a start, just getting people to check out my blog, not even read your posts just yet. Then, with all that work to do, I was constantly checking my phone for any new updates or I would occasionally receive emails of new followers or “likes” on my page.
After a while, I lost track of the fact that blogging was my actual assignment because I would get into my work with a lot of promoting and keeping myself updated. This is why I chose my podcast to be about how people get distracted with social media and do not pay attention to their actual reality anymore. In my podcast I was able to interview three teenage girls about how social media distracts them not only from their social life, but their school work as well. It turned out to be exactly what I thought. They are very much distracted with keeping themselves updated with social networks, such as, Facebook, Instagram, or Snapchat as opposed to figuring out what their homework is and how to get it done. Also, they admitted that they would get work done a lot more efficiently if they did not pay so much attention to their social networks. So, you can just imagine how hard it was for me to get my work done for other classes because not only was I too busy trying to keep myself up-to-date with my family and friends on social networks, but also with the new assignment I was given by my professor.
Completing my blog has been a great experience and has given me more knowledge of the internet. There are just so many topics to write about and engage in group conversations. Though, I do have to say my favorite post was about Thanksgiving because it was so personal and the whole thing was my opinion, as opposed to finding other sources and figuring out what the Thanksgiving holiday means to other people. It was an interesting post and I found myself writing more than I had too, so, I had to stop myself before I started repeating myself or started to sound boring! I’m glad I was able to create my own blog and I hope I continue to add more posts to my blog because it was fun.