When I was informed I had a blog, I was very happy. I wanted to start working on it immediately. Little did I know of the power blogging would bring to me. I have learned many things about technology, but the most important things I have learned are not about technology. The most important things I have learned are about other cultures, good ethics, and how to connect to other people.
I have connected to global audiences. I have learned more about languages by reading comments. I have learned more about what kids my age in other countries do for fun and enjoy. This connection has helped me to better understand how people think and how different people work and do life. Thanks to blogging, I am also able to share my talents with other people and see their reaction. I can share my passions by writing about them and by telling other people how I feel about them. In addition, I am able to try to convince people to share my opinions and views by writing a persuasive post.
Blogging has made a difference in my life at school and at home. Now, at school, I am able to help my peers with technology due to my new knowledge. At home, I find it easier to complete writing assignments due to my improved typing skills. I also have better language skills due to my writing. Teachers have helped me to figure out techniques. This helps me with my teacher relationships.
The Student Blogging Challenge has been another great feed into my blogging knowledge. It has helped me create better posts. I have particularly found the posts with a ”how to” on it helpful. It has helped to enrich the quality of my posts. In particular, I found the challenge on adding images to your blog helpful because before, my posts had been bland, with only writing, but now, they have images.
If I could add anything to the Student Blogging Challenge, I would ask to create a challenge with more posts about opinions. This helps improve your persuasive writing skills and it lets you express your feelings. Otherwise, I cannot improve the Student Blogging Challenge any more because it is already so good.
Blogging has been a good educational experience for me. It has helped me to write, advanced my technology skills, and has connected me with friends. I think that all students should have this kind of opportunity. I know that I would not have unless my E.L. teacher, Ms. Schmidt, had given me this opportunity.