You think it’s easy? I want to see you start you own blog and have it up and running within the next four months including promotions and integrations as well. During this course this semester, I created my own blog (something I could have never imagined myself doing). Now that all the work is finally done, it may seem easy, but boy let me tell you how much of a work load it actually is.
Not only did I have to find and research topics that I felt would interest other people about social media, but I had incorporate social media into my blog as well. The research and writing papers was the easy part. Being that I am very quiet and shy out about my life, the hard part was integrating social media simply because I had to promote my work from my blog onto all of my social media pages like Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr, and Foursquare. Yes I am aware that my blog is called social butterfly, but that was a motivational way for me to keep focus and be comfortable with sharing my work for class online. The second hardest part about blogging is finding a perfect template and layout because those are the things that represent me on the web when people follow my blog. I had no idea why I pick animals for my layout, but as I think deeply about it is simply because that went hand in hand with my title being social butterfly being that there were different type of animals hanging out with one another. In my sense that is me hanging out with a mixed group of people like friends getting to understand their culture and religions and finding ways for to make our friendship last. The colors also represent me as well because they are so soft, but strong colors and that is exactly how people view me. I am very quiet and soft spoken but I have a very strong personality.
How did I like the course? Let’s see at first I thought it was so aggravating and annoying because of the amount of work and time that was needed for my blog. Now that it’s done I am so happy that I completed it because it showed me that yes I may be shy, but social media is very important in any business in today’s society, so I needed to start opening up somewhere to prepare me for the future. I think this class helped me understand social media in so many ways and makes me question a little more about social media, but it also had some many perks for it as well. After seeing how much traffic I was able to get to my blog and actually like and re-blog my post makes me want to continue this whole life, but I don’t know if I am cut out for it. So at this point I am not completely sure what I am going to do with my blog yet, but I’ not ready to just cut off the people who took time out of their day to read my post and follow my blog. Stay tuned to figure out what’s next on Social Butterfly. This was a awesome experience for me because I never would have been able to do it on my own!
We have completed all the assignments and met all the requirements for each assignment including our podcast. In my opinion recording our own podcast had to be the hardest assignment because we had to record for over 5 mins without making any mistakes because I didn’t have a way to block out my mistakes so I have at least 30 recordings and I messed up somewhere all the lines. Once the recording is done I felt accomplished because even though it took a while I finally was able to complete the assignment on my own and I had fun doing it. Below will be a video of my podcast. Hope you guys enjoy and Thank You for following my blog!!!