Creating an interesting blog for me was not an easy feat. Before creating this blog for English Composition one, I had never blogged a day in my life. There were some challenges to creating this blog. Along with the challenges there were also things that came easy to me while in the process of creating the blog.
During the process of creating this blog I had some challenges. One of these was figuring out how to embed videos into my blog. One assignment we had was to post two videos of speeches that we would later write an essay about. I had an extremely hard time trying to figure out how to post these videos to my blog. I did not figure out how to do so in time for the blog due date but recently I did finally figure out how to embed videos into my blog. Another difficulty I had was formatting of the text in the blog. Originally when I would make a post I would type it in word and then just past it to the blog and be done with it. After looking back at the blog and seeing how it did not format correctly, for example having awkward spacing, I learned that I had to work with the text a little before posting.
Another thing I had to work with was the way in which my blog looked. This came easy for me. This was easy because I like things to be simple, therefore I did not want my blog to be very elaborate. Figuring out the color scheme, banner, and background was fun and easy for me because it made the blog more personal instead of it just being an assignment.
Although my blog in personalized now, in the beginning it was not. When my blog first started it was basically blank, only having a white background with black text. There were not pictures. Now I have a banner with water colors and a picture of the beach at dusk. Not only has the visual aspect of my blog changed but also my writing. The quality of my writing has improved and that is made clear by comparing earlier post to recent ones. An example of this improvement is the “Mid-semester self assessment”, compared to “Theme analysis”.
A blog containing a self assessment and theme analysis, or a blog in general may not seem relevant to a career in nursing but in all actuality, it is. Having a blog as a nurse can be extremely helpful in relieving stress caused by working in an atmosphere surrounded by sickness and death. In a blog one can be anyone in which they chose and say anything with no repercussions, one can be completely anonymous. This is helpful in maintain his/her sanity.