There are many technique and strategies that I learned in this short five-week period. Online courses can be intimidating and they are usually very dull and boring. Most people take these quick courses to get certain classes out of the way so that they can advance in their degree. This class was very different for me, I actually learned a lot.
After reading many other classmates blogs and ideas, I realized how many other amazing interests my classmates had, interests that I would have never thought they possessed. They were not afraid to share thoughts, concerns, and interests.
No matter what the topic was, whether it was hard hitting, or soft, my classmates kept everything that they wrote and posted very professional. Usually you find a couple students here and there that do not exactly follow the criteria. Every blog that I had the privilege to read was so concise and intriguing.
The most important lesson that I learned this semester was to be yourself in your writing. It comes across much more fluid and honest when you do so. No, that was not necessarily a textbook definition, but everyone that posted made me feel as if I could post about things that really mattered to me.
This class was an amazing experience. I learned a lot about myself as a writer, and saw the things that I needed to do better in. As I said before in a previous blog, I used to be the “Myspace Queen” when it came to creating websites and with this course I did struggle getting to know my way around blogs and other foreign websites. I do look forward into learning more about the art of blogging and I just might have to start my own personal blog as well as shaping my professional blog as well.
A special thank you to the rest of my classmates and professor for sharing your thoughts, ideas, and passions. I feel as if we all continued to do things like that we could shape Las Vegas and UNLV into something great!