When I started this blogging class I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. I’ve never had a blog before, the only thing that I can think of that may come close would be my status updates on Facebook (and I rarely even update that, only when something exciting happens). I started the blog with something that I enjoyed talking about, so it never really seemed like work. I honestly though it was fun posting different posts about things I enjoyed. After this class is over I probably will keep my blog updated, probably not everyday but I will at least try to post something every week.
I was surprised that another blog wanted to use some of my posts as references. There is a website called “beerintelligence.com” wanted to use some of my posts about beer as references in their website. I was surprised on how easily I could write these posts. Usually when I sit down to write an assignment I usually get writers block throughout the writing process, but with these blogs posts came very easily.
My writing voice in my blog posts is pretty informal and direct. I usually end up just sitting down the first things that come to mind. I try to make the voice broad enough for anyone to understand. My personality definitely comes through in my writing through the tone and the vibe of my writing.
Every week I would spend time messing with my blog and upgrading some of the features such as the ability to like the post of Facebook. I would sometimes forget for a couple days to update it so some of the posts came in the same day. I put thought and effort in each post to develop a theme and an overall voice for my blog and to try and cut down on the randomness. I feel the overall theme of my blog is local activities and stories concerning Corvallis and also beer reviews. Overall I thoroughly enjoyed the class and can’t wait to continue and expand my blog.