Not really. I was kind of forced to do this, but oh well!
As a part of the ever so wonderful Comm 240 class, you are responsible for creating and maintaining blog posts on your very own website! Does this idea seem terrible to you?
I understand. It seemed horrible to me at first. So how do you combat this negative attitude?
Suck it up and just write something. It’s that easy.
My greatest piece of advice to new bloggers is to just begin writing. Once you physically sit down to write your post, the content will flow and each time after time, it will be easier and easier to ramble on and on-kind of like I just did, right?
Each post has a prompt provided, so try brainstorming on paper before you put your ideas into the blog form. It will often help to plan out your blog on a piece of paper, so the visual is there. Do a little bit of research before hand if you don’t really know what you are talking about. Use interviews with friends or experts for content material, and get creative with your resources or information you present. You may not be blogging that often, but when you do, make it worthwhile.
Speaking of visuals, you are going to need those too. Use several different multimedia elements such as pictures, videos, hyperlinks, etc to make your blog interesting.
You will begin to develop a writing style (whether you realize it or not), and with each blog you write, it will become easier and enjoyable.
Finally, remember to have fun! If your content is interesting, and you enjoy what you are writing about, it really won’t be that bad of a process to go through. Just remember that your blog will be an actual physical website, that anyone throughout the world has access to. So, be careful about what you post, and keep your content somewhat professional. Check out other people’s blogs for some more tips! Good luck and have fun!