The End is Just the Beginning

Section 1

http://www.annettevee.com/2012fall_techandculture/2012/11/18/deadly-distraction/

http://www.annettevee.com/2012fall_techandculture/2012/11/26/why-learn-code/

http://www.annettevee.com/2012fall_techandculture/2012/11/11/biological-technology/

Section 2

So it’s finally here! Our Final Blog Portfolio, and if you’re anything like me, you’re probably happy that you’re not required to post on the blog anymore. But honestly, I have to admit that the class blog has opened my eyes to the world of blogging – a world that I probably would have never experienced if posting on the blog was not a requirement. So thanks Prof. Vee. 🙂

Flashback to August 27th. The day I was told that I would have to compose my own blog posts on the blog. When I first heard this information, I freaked out! I did not think that there were many technology related topics to post about.  But through finding technological topics for my blog post, I had an epiphany! I realized that because technology is such a big part of our world today, there is an endless amount of technology related things to post about. This allowed me to see just how much technology functions in my life. All of the things that I posted about on the blog are currently affecting my life or have the potential to affect my life and the lives of others in the future.

Through posting on the blog, I’ve realized that I have developed a formal blogging style that is straight-forward and clear.  At first I wanted to change this style because I thought that it was hindering me from being an effective blogger. However, I realized that this is just my style of blogging and it doesn’t make me any less of a blogger. My blog posts are still interesting because of their content, pictures, videos, and creative titles.

That being said, I still need to work on incorporating humor and emphasizing key words in my blog posts. Although my posts are interesting, making these additions to them will only enhance them and make them stand out even more.

As far as the style and format of my blog posts and comments, I feel like they have not changed that much from my midterm blog portfolio. Like the posts in the portfolio, I continued to add creative titles and pictures to my blog posts and I continued to shorten the length of my paragraphs to make them more presentable to my readers. However, I think that my posts have improved in the area of their content. In my comments, I present complex yet concise arguments that are straight to the point. I also use more relatable examples and raise further questions to my readers.

The blog gave me a space where I could “anonymously” post my ideas about certain topics. At the same time, my posts are on the web so anybody can read them. This is the importance and beauty of online writing. It has the power to allow me to present my ideas to the world without having the fear of being judged or criticized as a person.

Yes, my time posting on our class blog has come to an end, but the knowledge and experience that I am taking away from it is just the beginning to the establishment of who I am as an online communicator.

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