When I first walked into “Language Arts Across the Curriculum” (or MIDL 425), I was surprised to see that we were in a computer lab. I was just expecting a normal Language Arts class: we read a book, discuss it, write something about it, etc. When I found out we were going to have a blog, I was thrilled. I have had blogs before and really enjoyed having them. The first blog I ever had was a Xanga blog. It was popular at my school before MySpace. Needless to say, I have had a lot of experience on how blogs work.
As an assignment for MIDL 425, the class was told to read articles about how to blog. At first, I didn’t think I wanted to read these articles because I like to think that I know everything. I looked over the articles and I learned a few new things that I didn’t know before. Thanks to the article “11 Things You Should Know About Blogging” I learned that you don’t have to blog a lot every day in order to gain an audience. I am also a person who will stare at statistics and be upset if I don’t get a few views every day. The article stated that bloggers shouldn’t focus on daily statistics, but rather on monthly statistics. I think this is definitely a good tip, especially for someone like me. The article also stated to make sure that you keep blogging. I don’t know how easy it will be for me to remember to blog at least once a week at first, but I think with practice I will be able to keep up with this blog even after I finish Pre-Student Teaching 2!