My experience with blogging never really began until this school year. While I was always an extremely passionate child/teen when it came to my opinions, and I considered starting my own blog multiple times, it just never happened. I would either be distracted by something else or I would realize that I would probably simply forget to update my page for months at a time. Now that I've kept this blog going for an entire school year, I realize that a blog could very easily become a big part of my life.
I derive tons of enjoyment from sharing my thoughts, and my writing style as well as my voice has always been casual and relatable. If I was to start a blog, it would most likely be home to topics such as activism for a broad spectrum of movements, as well as stories about my life. I live a comedic life, one where if something could go wrong, it does. People crave knowing they aren't alone in their odd, sometimes unpleasant situations.
As far as academic blogging is concerned, I think I've gained a richer understanding of myself as a student as well as becoming more in touch with the workings of my own mind. At the beginning of the year, I can remember thinking to myself, how on earth am I going to be able to write so many blogs about learning?? Surprisingly, I have never felt stressed due to not having a topic to write about. Learning is a complex experience that every human being experiences not just in school but in their nonacademic lives. I'm especially fond of being able to discuss learning in areas that aren't classroom based because I think it provides an opportunity to write about practices I'm immersed in besides schoolwork.
These blog posts are not too tedious in nature, and having two per month gives me time to relax in between them. I think it is a great assignment and I look forward to creating more posts for my future classes. I also feel that being required to read other students' blogs and comment on them provides an opportunity to get to know each other. Over the course of the year I have tried to push myself to comment on as many different blogs as possible, because I don't want to limit myself to a select few people. Variety is what allows a population to thrive!