Why Blog? Reflection

After reading the article called, “Why Blog?” I discovered a couple of things that are important to know while blogging.

  1. Blogging opens doors to many new opportunities for creativity.
  2. It is important to have an open mind when it comes to blogging, or writing in general.
  3. Blogging gives you the opportunity to write about anything and everything.

Blogging is like decorating your new house. You have the opportunity to paint, choose carpets and flooring, pick out decorations, and buying furniture. You can either go above and beyond and get things you’ve never seen in anyones home before, or you can just copy what everyone else does. It’s the same concept when it comes to blogging. When you are building your blog, you have the choices of all different types of themes, several widgets, adding custom pictures to your blog, and choosing whatever topic you want to write about. You can either find . very well put together blog and copy everything that they did, or you can design it in your own way using your own ideas. Whatever way you choose is fine, but customizing things your own way opens so many doors for developing new ways of thinking, writing, and developing your own blog.

When it comes to blogging, having an open mind is another really important characteristic. When you have a closed-mind, you are open to new ideas or concepts. You don’t want to have you ideas challenged, so instead you keep everything you write about very similar. With an open mind, you are more willing to try new things. You are more willing to step outside of the box, and maybe even write something that you never thought you would ever write about. You can develop new writing techniques and new topics to write about. This is a good way to keep your blog interesting to readers.

The last thing that this article really made me focus on was the way blogging can expand the ideas and topics you may choose to write about. When it comes to writing, everyone is unique. Everyone thinks differently about topics. One example that sticks out to me is writing about yourself. When given this as a topic of writing, some will choose to write about their family, their job, where they have gone or where they go to school, and maybe even where they live. Other will tell you their age, height, weight, the color of their hair, and what size shoe they were. Some people may even write about their hobbies, sports they may play, activities they are involved in, or some of their greatest achievements. Even when two people are writing about the same topic, their papers or blogs could be completely different. It is important that in your own blog, you choose to express yourself and show you readers who you are. It is important to really let your writers know who you are. Don’t copy someone else’s blog just because their writing is so much more complex and more creative than yours is. Expand your own writing and make it just as good as theirs.

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