Almost First Blog Ever
Posted by mollynolte
This is (pretty much) the first blog I’ve ever written. The only previous experience I have with writing blogs occurred long, long ago in a galaxy far, far away called…Senior Year German Class at Clinton High School in 2006. My German teacher, Frau Peters, affectionately known as simply Frau, really wanted to set her students up for success and get us blogging as part of a year-long German 5 project (Deutsch Fünf Projekt) and as a way to express ourselves. Naturally, we goofed around on the blog more than anything and had basically zero understanding as to what a blog even was. I recall it being just another place for my classmates (some of my best friends) and I to be silly and tell inside jokes that Frau didn’t seem to ever catch. For example, one of her favorite questions to ask us on Monday was, “Was hast du am Wochenende gemacht?” meaning, “What did you do this weekend?” We were pretty good kids, don’t get me wrong, but our weekends were usually pretty colorful and we often responded with answers using code words. For example, “Wir haben viel Limonada getrunken!” which means “We drank lots of lemonade!” Oy.
The only other exposure I’ve had more recently to blogs has been when I’m looking for recipes and seem to get taken to all sorts of (mostly ladies’) blogs that go on FOREVER when I’m simply looking for the standard recipe: ingredients and preparation. Instead, I have to scroll past what feels like an incredible story and a lifetime of photos leading up to the turkey meatloaf the blogger prepared for her picky husband and children, but (to her delight!) they ate every last bite of the turkey loaf and (gasp!) they couldn’t even tell the difference!
I hope I don’t completely offend/bore/annoy people when it comes to my blog here this semester. It was shocking to me to read so much about blogging and blog literacy on the course content of D2L–I never knew there were so many rules and so much speculation when it comes to blogging. But I suppose like anything else there are protocol and analyses.
So here’s to a great semester of blogging and learning about emerging media. I promise I’ll take this one more seriously than the one from German 5.
About mollynolteMSTPC grad student scheduled to graduate in May 2017. Lover of the outdoors, my dogs, autumn, yoga, and travel.
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