The world of blogging was much more than I expected. Being part of this, I have gained truly a lot of experiences, work, emotional feelings and insights for a third of the year. I started this blog for the sole purpose of a grade for a writing internship in college. In kinder words, maybe it was better in a sense that some things (i.e. being a writing tutor) were not meant to be. Grammar is definitely not a strong subject for me. And probably, I would rather not spend time reviewing endless amounts of boring lab reports from underclassmen. If you can’t tell, I’m not slightly at all bitter. The position of a tutor would be the last thing I would ever want to be in life. I am more of a creative person with the imagination of a kid. With that said, you can guess that I already joined a creative club.
Of course, I am also an analytic. Throughout blogging, I was always thinking about the theme of my blog. If you have checked out some parts of it, it’s a mix of environmental, reviews, funny, and serious. So definitely a little bit of everything of what I like and don’t like.
Having talked to my writing adviser, I realized that maybe during the planning process I should have been clearer about my theme. I have a lot of regrets on how to go about writing posts for my blog. I also am kind of sad that I didn’t have enough time to write a review about one book. Due to limited time, graduation, papers, class requirements, and applying for jobs, it was disregarded. This was the consequence of having too much on my plate and so little time. There was no central theme that many readers would comment. And overall, I should have changed my topic. Of course, this is a part of the learning experience.
Things I’ve learned:
- People like reading shorter pieces made up of 500-1000 words (i.e. poems) Reason? Everyone’s busy, quick
- People like looking at pictures Reason? Everyone’s busy, quick
- Writing a long piece takes a long time and definitely a waste if you’re a nobody (hence this post)
- It’s easier being a writer on a well-known blog/site whose interests match yours than starting from scratch
- You’ve got to commit numerous amounts of time on your blog (networking and all) and share your work on other sites
There’s some more things I’ve learned about WordPress, The Daily Post, Freshly Pressed, DP Challenges and more, but that’s for another place (site), another time. What I’ve learned may not even make a blog successful. I don’t even know the secret to get many readers and comments. It could be there’s no secret.
Reading this, there are plenty of negative aspects about blogging. But there were several positive outcomes from blogging. I had a great time writing reviews and posts all the while sharing my writing style. I think that I have strengthened my writing and writing style along the way. I have found several great blogs and posts that were interesting. I am thankful for those who liked, commented and followed my blog. I am kind of embarrassed at my failed blogging attempts. Good luck to everyone. I am really thankful to my writing adviser for helping me along the way and for being understanding when I wrote different things from my so called outline. I am also sorry to my writing adviser about my doing my best. In all, I know that I could have done better. Sometimes, I wanted to throw my laptop at blogging because it felt like a job from 9 to 5. Other times, I have a spark and feel excited about blogging.
If I were to do this writing internship again, I would either blog and fix my mistakes or do a different type of creative outlet and not blog.
Is it too soon to Say Goodbye and Good luck?
Would I blog again? Can you predict the future? Will I blog as Girl On Green again? I really don’t know. It was fun and stressful. The chances are always higher if I become a contributing writer on a good and well-known site.