Experience In Making a Blog

I have to say, starting up my blog was, to say the least, a bit tedious.  I’ve never really blogged or done anything along the lines of blogging other than updates on my Facebook, so it was at least a good learning experience!  However, after a bit of playing around with the functions and content on wordpress, I was able to appreciate the concept a lot more.  I think the capabilities that I have found on wordpress have given me a rather wide array of chances to show my creativity in a simple and “fun” way.  I never would have started blogging if it was not for this assignment and I am grateful that I was introduced to it.  Blogging can be a great way for me to share my thoughts and opinions while at the same time allowing me to accurately portray my personality in a way that I want it to be shown.  This concept of posting blogs on the web really opened up my eyes to an interesting and exhilarating practice.

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In Bob Dunn’s article, “5 Interior Design Tips to Make Your WordPress Blog User-Friendly”, the author makes a really great comparison of blogs to someone’s own house.  This idea really gave me the spark in trying to enhance and personalize my wordpress blogging site to fully represent and reflect as much of me as possible.  For some reason Dunn’s comparison really hit home (lol! see what i did there?) to me and showed me that a blogging site can be such an amazing functionality when aspiring to put your opinions and thoughts down on something that is concrete.  With this, I was inspired to really create my blog as my own and give it as much personality as I could.

In terms of Gabriella Coleman’s article on crimes with technology, I didn’t see much connection to the hacking and other crimes she talked about and blogging.  However, I will say that I adhered to how she brought up the idea of trolling as a crime.  I think that this could be brought far enough to even say that a lot of cyber bullying can happen in these types of public functional technologies.  There are many instances where harassment on online public social websites is an issue and have led to putting the well-beings of many individuals into harms way.  I think that this can definitely be something that should be taken into account when bloggers and other social updater’s get into sites where harassment and cyber bullying  has the potential to become an issue.

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Hey Mom and Dad! This is What I’m Doing in College

Mom and dad… If you’re seeing this, I’m actually really surprised that you guys know how to use the computer enough to get onto this site! For everyone else… I am a 20 year old college student at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey.  I am a first generation Asian American born and raised in Arlington, Texas.

Why I created this blog:

I am creating this blog because my wonderful strategic presentation methods in digital media teacher required the entire class to create their own wordpress blog.  So.. yup! here I am! Personally, I was never into much blogging.. (I’ve never even had a Tumblr before!) but hopefully I’ll learn some cool stuff about it and get some random followers.  Yea getting ppl to follow you is pretty cool!

Here’s to getting good grades!

Always Put in a Title (How to Post a Blog)

This post should be something of some content.

Preview before you publish.

Use the categories box to categorize your blog posts.

Tag other blogs in the Tags section.

Status – what state your blog post is in

Visibility – who can see your blog post

Publicize – useful in publicizing your post on other sites such as Twitter/Facebook/Tumblr

Have Fun!