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,

Know Your Own Happiness

IMG_2833Happy Thursday everyone! It’s finals week here at Texas State, and lemme tell ya, I’m stressed. Stressful weeks like this can really put a damper on a positive attitude, so I have been doing things to calm me down, cheer me up, and make me happier. There are so many tools and tips to use to destress nowadays, and it is in your best interest to use them. First, you have to find things that personally work for you. Today I’ll be sharing with you a few tools that have helped me survive these past few weeks.

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