HELLO SUMMER and goodbye to this semester. Summer is so close I can almost taste it. Is the semester seriously almost over? It seems like it flew by so fast. I have already taken two finals, two more to go; then I have a good two months off before I take a summer class. It’s a little bitter sweet, but exciting, knowing that this will be my last graded blog post, and then I have free range from there. I have learned a lot in my Fundamental’s of Digital and Online Media class this semester, and I’m so happy that class is part of my major. It really made me realize how much I enjoy my major, and makes me so excited for what my future holds. Today I’m going to talk a little bit about my experience blogging for my FDOM class.
For the purpose of promoting myself on social media, I used Twitter (which was required by my class), and that worked pretty well. I also joined a few Facebook groups for bloggers and promoted my blog there. Something that I did to add my own personal touch when promoting myself was add photos or graphics with my tweets to add a little more interest. Pictures are much more effective, now more than ever, so I believe that helped me out. To create my graphics, I use an awesome website called Canva. It is a graphic design website that has everything there for you. It is extremely user friendly.
I think that this blogging experience will definitely help me in my future, as it has tested my ability to think and act on creativity, while meeting a deadline. I hope to be a successful blogger one day, because I have really found my passion through this semester long project. I have always loved writing, and now I have a creative outlet to create content that I couldn’t otherwise.
During this semester, my most popular week was February 15-21 with a total of 98 views that week. This was my first week of blogging, and I also posted my morning routine that week, which is my most viewed post. My morning routine ,”Ya snooze ya lose”, got a total of 64 views. I know that morning routines are a hot topic at the moment, so I have a feeling that is why it received so many views. I also joined the blogger Facebook groups that week and promoted my blog on there, as well as on Twitter.
Most of my views overall came from Twitter, followed by Facebook. I wasn’t as active on the Facebook groups near the end as I was in the beginning, so I have a feeling if I were more consistent with promoting my blog there it would’ve been the first referrer. Something that surprised me is that people actually read my blog from 7 countries, such as Ireland, Canada, and Nigeria. It’s pretty cool to see what a wide reach my blog could make, and I plan on continuing it to see who else I can impact.
This semester was a great one, and I have learned so much from FDOM. Happy summer, everyone.