This post is a reflection on my blog since I started blogging! It was something new for me a whole other way to share my thoughts in a better way. I learned a lot from my experience and I hope that I taught someone something as well. It was like being in thought mode another whole new mode in a game that you are playing the game of life. I’ve always spent a lot of time think of what to write about and I always wanted something new; something that no one else has done before so that I can enjoy my blogging experience to the maximum. I achieved a lot of stuff through my blog that I never expected myself to be able to achieve and I was successful in what I achieved that is why i’ll try as much as I could to keep blogging at least twice a month even if this school year is over.
What did I learn from my blog?
I learned how to write to an audience that can reply to you with their comments and thoughts on what you wrote and interact with you and this is my first time actually writing for an audience because all the essays we do in school are just directed toward no one and the feedback we get on them doesn’t really help us improve as writers, in my opinion, teachers just check them but they never tell you what you need to work on. On the other hand, blog posts can help you get better feedback from a wide community. I also learned how important pictures are, how to choose pictures to put on the blog, various styles of writing and techniques to improve posts #thinkingtuesdays. I also learned patience as many times I made posts that didn’t get views at all but hopefully they would someday. I learned how to think in a broader way rather than focusing on addressing a specific audience, I learned how to use the right tags and a lot more and More and MORE.
What worked for me is what I expected to work the least I wrote this one post about evolution of communication, it was one of my first posts that i thought was horrible, and i still get views on it until this day. I never expected a post to get that much views alone. Like seriously this post gained more views than all my other posts combined for some reason. I think it is luck. People say it because of my last name that I get views from all over the world, however, I don’t have my last name on the blog and I never posted it. I’m really proud that all these countries decided to visit my blog. Currently I have 80+ countries that visited my blog thanks to that one random magical post that I once made. I’m really curious to know though are the rest of my posts worse than that one? or is it just that the audience interested in the communication topic more? I really don’t know.
What I would do differently next time is probably share my blog out more and try to improve my topics to make them more interesting for people that is what I’m planning on doing for my very next post to find a topic that interest people a lot. My advice for next year bloggers is to ALWAYS TAG their posts that is how they get the views because no tagging equals no views. I tagged every single post since I started blogging never missed one. That is why I started off strong by receiving eight likes on my very first post. I would also advice them to share more and do something interesting that people at school need for example I made a resources page for my fellow classmates of AP European History before the AP test and they were actually useful resources that led people to check my blog more often during this week of AP testing. It was a very smart move, I need to confess it.
I think maybe for next year Mr. Theriault you can have like a day every two weeks where the whole class just brainstorms ideas for blogging so that when they go to the computer lab they wouldn’t be stuck in thinking like I was. I really think discussing several ideas where each student adds an idea would be awesome because the students would be more eager to check their Reader more often and visit each other blogs as well.
At last I would like to thank you for giving us that blogging experience during high school as it might help us now and later in our lives where we can enter the global conversation!!
One of the most important questions you can ask yourself is, would I be able to remain alive without technology? The answer for this question was very hard for me because technology nowadays play huge role in our lives because of the advancements it has reached and still improving as time flies by. Another question I asked myself, was if I can survive without my phone with no other item replacing it? By the word replacing it I was think of a tablet or other device that can perform the same task as the phone does and the answer to this question was, “It’s hard, but can be done.”
Technology is so important in our lives because it makes it easier for us to exert less effort. People like their phones because they can text, call, play games, etc.
As studies show people spend most of their time playing games and social networking rather than productivity and utilities. I’m not personally against media in any way but I’m against how people use the media in a wrong way to fulfill their free time and/or boredom. The main reason or concept that I want to reach is WHY? Why are people doing that?
People tend to use their phones as a way of communicating and if the phone is gone then they think that communication is over and can’t be established anymore. I, for instance, lived for a while without my phone with me in high school and daily life and I thought I was the strangest person ever because people kept taking selfies, texting the whole time and using their phones to start working on homework, projects, etc. I thought I was the only lonely but I survived for two years without it. This was a good experience for me because it taught me a lot of lessons that I just realized when I got a phone.
Technology is amazing if we learn how to use correctly at the suitable time and phones were made to make communication easier, not for playing games or wasting time. Instead of playing games life is beautiful play games in nature with nature. Try to know your world full of wonders by yourself and don’t depend on others all the time. Your time is now to see things you never saw before and learn in every way you can. Don’t limit yourself but expand.
The world is so wide that one perspective isn’t enough to view, different perspectives are always needed because everyone thinks different and processes the information differently and apply it differently. That is why we can create several inventions from the same object. People usually create the things they need to solve their problems and that happens with a process that they might not realize they are doing it but that is what you need to create something:
Step 1: Have fun and relax
Step 2: Identify the goal, wish or problem
Step 3: Fact Finding, Gather information
Step 4: Generate ideas
Step 5: Evaluate your ideas
Step 6: Take action on your ideas
This is the best way to solve problems. You never like to check other perspectives because you think that yours is the best. However, you need to think too that other people might have the same problem as you do but the only difference is that they view everything from their unique perspective. Arguments are always on the point of view more than on right or wrong since if someone don’t get your point of view they are going to think that it is bad and judge you. How did scientists find their way in this world? They argued with other people and it turned out after a period of time that they were right. It is because they had a point of view that was very unique from other people. Imaging everyone thinking the same way, the world would never improve because no one tries to brainstorm before doing a project, a writing, or even a piece of art. If one day this was shared with the world and it was successful the creator would have a proof, which is brainstorming, that they can support that special thing with evidence of the work they did to get this idea.
People, like me, who always want to create something new and creative but are not sure about how to start it should always view the topic from several view points, brainstorm about the topic, and share their ideas with the world, which would help other people generate their new ideas with the world as you once did.