Hello for the very last time faithful followers (if there are any of you out there). This is my last post, and unlike my others I will not be reviewing a vodka drink. This time I will just explain what I thought of this assignment and whole class and how my blogs turned out. Hopefully I gained a few fans and followers that aren’t just my Graduate Instructor (Hi Cheyenne!).
As I look through my old posts and reflect on this assignment I actually really enjoyed this. I used to think blogs were just people’s diaries they felt the need to post online, but now I understand that you find a community and people with similar interests to bond with. I only found one other blog about vodka that I actually enjoyed reading though. It definitely takes time to find those blogs that are actually interesting, so I hope that my blog has done that for someone! I definitely thought that looking at other people’s posts and topics were helpful in choosing one that was original and different from everyone’s the class. I also liked the idea of reviewing a blog similar to your own so that you can get new ideas and find better ways to tell your opinions.
Honestly I can’t think of anything to improve or include in the blog that would specifically benefit me or my topic. I really enjoyed all of it. I think that writing in any manner is good experience for the future, and since so many social media and blogging jobs are being created it’s great to get experience in the field!
Looking at my stats on the WordPress site I see that my most popular week was the first week, and my most popular post was my first bar post-second in general. I think that having my graduate instructor choose mine as an example is to thank for that (thank you!! I was really honored), and also because I posted that first and second post on Facebook and I have a more prominent following and more friends on that medium. That post about Chimy’s got 112 views, with 225 views total that week. I was surprised at how many texts and phone calls and shares I got over a silly blog. Like my boyfriend’s brother read it…and called me about it. It was nice to feel the support and to feel like my work was actually good!
In all, I really did like this assignment! I hope that in the future I get to blog for part of my career!
Thanks for reading,