T minus eleven days until an end comes to the new and exciting journey I feared just months ago. Over the last eight months Iv’e experienced amazing opportunities, created new friendships, and stepped out of my comfort zone. This all began by mustering some courage during the initial task of creating a blog and expressing myself on a public platform.
Looking back to the beginning of this semester, I remember doubting myself and my writing capabilities. I lacked confidence because I didn’t have much experience in this area prior to college. I didn’t realize that college is what I needed to learn from and acquire the skills and experience I felt I needed to improve upon. Since then, I have written several blogs related to different areas of study in the AMC course at SLC, and so far, I have loved every minute of it.
While blogging regularly and continuing to learn more about the blogging world, I was surprised to find out that this platform allows the option to like and follow other bloggers. I received notifications that said I was followed by some of my fellow classmates earlier this year. I didn’t realize the content I created was worth subscribing to, so I was very happy and appreciative to see that others were enjoying it.
I would love to continue blogging after this course and even beyond the point of graduating. This platform has allowed me to increase my writing skills and be more aware of current events related to advertising and marketing, politics, or even events happening around my school. Knowing how to properly research topics like these while outputting my opinion is an ability I could really benefit from in the future.
The overall experience of monthly blogging has lead me to learn a lot about myself as a writer and a person. By this I mean, my confidence regarding my writing abilities has improved due to the continual support I have received over the last few months from both my piers and faculty. This confidence has also, in turn, helped with activities outside of school, like job hunting and social experiences.
For anyone looking to start a blog, I fully recommend it just like I did at the beginning of the semester. I wasn’t even sure I was going to like a public platform at that point, but I still understood the benefits of blogging and how it can help with expressing the daily discoveries worth sharing with the world. Do it, log on, and let your voice be heard.