To be completely honest, I’ve never really enjoyed having to write blogs unless it was something I was really interested in. I think it always becomes more of a “busy work” assignment as opposed to an actual learning experience. In terms of the books we covered, there were some I found interesting and some I didn’t like at all. I’m sure this was how it was with everyone. At times, due to the fact I wasn’t really interested in some of the books, I found myself simply doing the assignment because I had to and not to try and learn anything. I feel that this affected how I wrote my blog responses. What I mean by that, is that I simply reviewed the books and readings instead of taking a firm stance on the subjects because I wasn’t as interested in them.
Again, I think I only really paid attention to other blog posts when it was something that appealed to me or awakened my imagination. However, when I did review blog posts I felt I paid the most attention to the writers from class who were the most thorough in their posts. This also included individuals who engaged a lot in class and had strong arguments.
All in all, looking back at it, although I don’t personally like blogging, I did learn a decent amount about myself and my own writing style that will help me in the future not only for class but in the real world. In a way, I was able to open up personally in terms of supporting my beliefs and arguments surrounding the topics I was interested in. So that was one of the better aspects to blogging for class.