For the first post in this class I have been referencing to many students blog pages that were previously in this class. Looking at other pages helped me to get an idea of what to expect going forward.
Every blog page that I visited was very different but I could see the underlying theme of what each assignment entailed. Although each assignment may have had the same requirements each student executed them in very different ways. Many of the pages had an area of focus that helped me to gather some insight of what that student was interested in. One blog page that I really enjoyed was John Denega’s. He had many posts that were sports related and it was interesting to see how he executed the assignments.
I am hoping to learn how to use other forms of media that I do not have a lot of experience in like audio, video, and visualization. I am also excited to become familiar with running my own blog page.
One assignment that really stood out to me was the social media one. I have a lot of experience with social media and and when I saw that we will be live tweeting a sporting event I was excited because it is something that I have already done. Last semester I live tweeted almost all of the road Cowgirl soccer games for my internship. It was a hard skill to learn but became a lot easier the more I did it. The hardest part about it was that I had a large following that I was posting too and high expectations for the content I posted.
Going forward in this class I would love to stay focused on sports to continue to develop my skills in it. It is an event that I am invested in so I may have to think of ways to change my focus where I don’t have as much experience.
I would like to eventually use this blog page to showcase my work and professional skills to future employers. I am excited for this class because it will give me many skills that I can use beyond just this semester.