Hello. Goodbye.

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.
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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.

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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.

Screen Shot 2016-05-08 at 7.10.26 PMMost 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.

Always,

Get Up and Out: Take a hike

Have you ever felt isolated or lonely? Get outside! One of the best way to lift yourself up is by getting some sunlight. This past week was pretty rough for me, with school and everything. My blinds were honestly closed all week, and then I realized that that probably wasn’t helping my mindset very much. Continue reading

Ya snooze, ya lose

The most telling way of how your day will pan out is by how it starts. If I start my morning out on a positive note, my day usually follows suit. I find my morning routine to be beneficial to my happiness and perspective of life. Although I cannot claim to follow this morning routine every single day (because let’s be real…8 a.m.’s), I have made it a habit to try and follow my routine most days of the week. Without further ado, here is my morning routine.My Morning Routine Continue reading

Hello? It’s me

IMG_1742Hello internet. My name is Chelsea Karrenbrock, and I am a sophomore at Texas State University studying Public Relations in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication. A few little fun tidbits about me: I love animals (especially dogs), the outdoors, getting crafty, and I might be
slightly addicted to coffee. I am a daughter of Christ, and I am proud of who I have become with God’s help. Also, I rescued a yellow labrador retriever this past summer, and it was probably the best decision of my life (her name is Molly). Continue reading