In my six weeks of blogging, I feel as though I have still only just scratched the surface. I am still discovering new tools and buttons that help me do a whole lot more. For example, I just clicked the ‘distraction free writing’ button which gives you a complete blank canvas to just write and write and write- pretty cool I must say. But in relation to personal growth, I can really appreciate how blogging has given me a platform to express and explore my own ideas in an open forum where I am able to learn and develop ideas from other blogs also. Writing down my own thoughts and opinions about specific theories after lectures was also a great way for me to fully understand and explore the various aspects of the content at hand. It gave me different avenues to explore and allowed me to put the content into a personal context.
Although really enjoying the blogging experience as a whole, I must admit at points it did begin to become a little laborious, however through sticking with it, I was able to overcome this so called ‘writers block’ and power through. Some of the stand out topics for me has defiantly got to be during the first week or so where I explored the Media effects model in relation to violence. Being my first blog post, I was nervous to hit the publish button but once it was done, a rush of adrenaline engulfed me, and it was great to see the feedback it earned. Another standout topic for me was the following week discussion the science of semiotics as well as controversial advertising. Having always thought about electing to study the Marketing major associated with the degree, this topic was of high interest to me. I enjoyed exploring the different controversial methods of advertising used to businesses and the responses and reactions gained. When it came to Media Ownership, I must admit I found this a difficult topic to blog about, but was happy once I had completed it.
Each week I found myself being able to amalgamate the different concepts learnt in my blog posts, allowing for a better explanation. Over all, I’ve had a really positive blogging experience and I am sure this will definitely not be my last post. Until next time, Alex Tomasiello.