When I first started this semester and was told I would have to run a blog through COM-240, my heart sank. I don’t know anything about blogging let alone running a blog. My mind was running in every direction, debating dropping the class, how am I going to get out of this?, and the like
I will give you THREE simple tips to make your blogging life easier:
- Keep it fun. I love TV references, and puns. I used the mind set “What would I want to read?” when writing my blogs, using gifs, memes, and subtle jokes while still getting my point across. I really love Parks and Rec right now, so that was my usual go-to on tv show gifs.
- Go with your first idea. Stewing on an idea will make your brain over-complicate something that is fairly simple. And Dr. Billman provides you the topic for the week, score!
- Stay on top of your work. It is much easier to write one-300 word blog at a time, than 2400 words at a time, on top of other classes assignments, comments on other’s blogs, AND a social life. Spread it out, you will thank yourself later.
Jack will be you if you wait until the end of the semester, I promise.
Lastly, let yourself enjoy it. At the beginning, I was very nervous. Our generation has a generally negative connotation with blogging, that is a diary online, or what have you. After getting the hang of it (which is not difficult to do), I bee-lieve you will enjoy it, just like I did! Blogging is something you can actually put on your resume some day, that you successfully ran a blog that gained followers and an audience to potentially promote your future business, product, event, etc! Let it be something you can be proud of!