Wow, it’s been quite the semester. You could say it’s been 20 grueling weeks from hell or you could say it’s been 20 weeks of pleasant rainbows and happiness. To admit it this semester of “Social Media & Digital Communications” was a lot better than I thought it was going to be. Going into the class I thought it was going to be a super boring and dull class on how to post pictures to Facebook or how to tweet properly. It wasn’t that at all. I started my first blog (THIS!) and had a lot of fun with the new experiences. Experiences with Social Media, you could say, is the child of a pure genius. But I don’t want to give myself too much credit.
When I first made the blog I made it look tacky as a novelty. I had no colors matching and it looked like a kindergartner, no offense to any kindergartners, had been put in charge of the blog. But over time and once I started using it for more and more posts I got a little embarrassed at how it looked so one day during class I tried to make it look, not more professional, but just higher than 5 year old quality. Once I put that time into it, I just felt so much better about the whole blog in general.
With this class I saw a different side of social networking that I had never been exposed to because I’ve never been in charge of a business or company. But now I had a business (Experiences with Social Media) and I had to promote my blog across several different types of social media platforms so I could reach as many people as I could. The thing I didn’t realize is that people use more than Facebook or Twitter on a daily basis. There’s Reddit, Tumblr, and Foursquare and that’s just the tip of the iceberg. And each separate platform reaches out to different audiences in different ways. Reddit is a bulletin board like website. Tumblr is micro-blogging and Foursquare is all location-based.
I even made my first podcast, with a little help from my friend Rob over at Living in the Media. When I was little I wanted to work for ESPN but I just don’t have enough confidence in myself and my voice so I never went after. With the podcast I took a casual approach whereas everyone, to me, seemed like took an informative approach. I choose to talk about how social media has affected me in the last week because no one knows how much I use social media in a week. For heaven’s sake the first thing I do when I wake up is check my Facebook feed and twitter timeline! This week I even did the same thing, just talked about what I say happen on twitter in the past week. Whether it be a girl fight on Facebook or just a trend that appears on twitter. That’s what I want to talk about; it’ll be more fun and easier to talk about. Also, more than likely is more relateable to my listeners and readers of this blog because they’re involved in forms of social media too!
It’s been fun guys. Thanks for checking into my blog. You’ve all been so awesome, thanks for giving time out of YOUR day to read MY blog. It honestly means so much. I don’t want to make a promise saying that I’ll keep this blog and everything along with it. I would love to but I’m a college kid playing a college sport. I don’t have enough time to keep my own personal accounts going strong. That doesn’t mean that once in a while I won’t pop in and say hi and say what’s on my mind because I may but I just don’t like making promises and breaking them. Thanks everyone, stay awesome!
Now let me stop before I start crying..