Blogging was a remarkable platform to choose for engaging the students into writing. Because I feel blogging is a very powerful tool in and of itself. Whether it’s a personal or professional blog, blogging has the power to unleash learning, reflection, and communication. Even more, a blog can help spread your words and ideas to a wider audience and, as a result, a wider reach. Blogging is certainly different from the traditional writing process, which mingles with technology and design, as one can embed images, videos, art work, and audio to produce rich, creative work that taps into multiple learning styles. Blogging puts one’s work out there. It can be seen by their peers, which often motivates students to put forth their best work. They want others to see them at their best, so they will re-read and proofread, they will spend a little more time developing their ideas, they will make a conscious effort to impress others. I have liked writing blogs this semester very much. It was extremely fun to write them and share it with the rest of the class.
By participating in the blogging assignments my writing habits and style has been improved without me putting much effort into it. Because the fear of writing them right was missing. I do not know the exact reason for this thing to happen, but I think it is because blogging is just like writing one’s own online diary. No one thinks much about writing style or identity while they write about their own personal experiences. But just writing and experimenting might bring the inner skills out without much struggle and one noticing it. Before I used to think for a while before writing something, but now I can think and write simultaneously.
I will certainly continue writing blogs after the class as it does not take much effort to do it and it will constantly remind me about my life experiences and can motivate me all through my lifetime. Since time does have an effect on one’s writing style, whether it’s through personal growth or modern trends, continuing blogging might make me feel less stressful when I work on any future writing assignments. I really appreciate my teacher Stacie Covington for introducing such a tremendous tool into the class.