Well, to start off, I have to say that my life has changed because of this class. Instead of finding the internet only useful for projects, it is amazing in so many different ways beyond facebook and wikipedia. I honestly could not fathom the amount of uses we’ve explored so far, and we are only barely past half way through the semester.
Now, to get to the point of my post. Blogging isn’t something that you can just do on occasion – it is something you must keep up with, almost like a diary or even like reading the paper. You need to do it regularly to ever get good at it. Here’s my problem: I am an 18 year old kid who is freakishly busy with school, homework, baton, dance, coaching, and much more. Where do I fit all this in? I know it only takes a moment to type out a post, but when it comes to checking email or blogging, email always seems to win. I guess I don’t need to be as OCD about checking email, but its a habit I’m working on. I find it really hard to find good topics to just write about. I love to write, but only when things become a part of my life. Sure, I can write about how school was today or how my coach made me cry last night, but truly, that is stuff that doesn’t need to be said. I want to captivate an audience with unique, origonal, and engaging thoughts. That’s where I seem to be struggling a lot. I have great ideas, but they never seem to be with me when I want to blog. Arg! So, I’ll throw this question out to anyone who wants to answer. “How do I adjust my lifestyle to include a regular blog?” I am one of those people who needs a structured time with finite deadlines, or else I procrastinate a ridiculous amount. Just writing this blog, I am pushing back the essay I have due in less than a week. So, what do you think? I need blogging to be part of my life.