Blogging and Me

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!

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Writing: Any thoughts?

Writing is a huge part of today’s society. Everyone has to do it, whether they like it or not. I think that the most important thing about writing is proper grammar. I honestly do not think it is that hard to phrase things properly. I guess that is a normal thing for people who want to be teachers. I am a perfectionist when it comes to writing. I must have everything spelled correctly or else I won’t show anyone.

I enjoy writing. In school, I used to write stories all the time. I always wanted to write a chapter book, but I could never get long enough chapters. They always ended up being about a page each. Pretty sad, I know. I really enjoyed writing narratives. I always loved coming up with characters and plots. It distracted me from what was going on around me.