Thursday, September 12, 2013

Ways Blogging Has Changed You

Thursday, September 12: Discuss ways that blogging or social media has changed you.

 I started this blog in 2008 because I was moving to another country and I wanted my family to know what was happening in my life as well as I wanted a record of what I did for my year abroad. Turned out that I loved blogging soo much that I have kept it up even though now my life isn't nearly as interesting.  What I like most about blogging is I can look back and see what I was doing years ago, its a way of keeping track of fun events.

Blogging changed me by opening me up to reading others blogs! When I started finding blogs about how to diet and how to craft it really opened my eyes to interesting things and to people who were just like me maybe living abroad or maybe very different than me, but very interesting all the same.  Now I follow a lot of blogs and I love reading peoples stories.  A lot of the time its like reading a book but its real and real time!
Its also a peak into someones life, makes me feel like hmm we are all very similar as people.

If your interested here are some links to some of my older posts from when I started!

Introduction Post

Hiking in NZ

My Wedding


Tuesday, Sept. 3: Describe where or what you come from. The people, the places, and/or the factors that make up who you are.
Wednesday, September 4: If you could take three months off from your current life and do anything in the world, what would you do? (bonus points for fun photos from Pinterest, but don't forget to cite the source!)
Thursday, September 5: Pass on some useful advice or information you learned and always remembered.
Friday, September 6: A story about a time you were very afraid.
Monday, September 9: Take this short personality test and respond to your results. (at the end, find the detailed profile of your personality account - click "click to view" under "You" and "self awareness and personal growth." You can even google your type and find more info on it!)
Tuesday, September 10: Describe a distinct moment when your life took a turn.

Wednesday, September 11: Share links to your favorite online shops, preferably with a few photos of your favorite items in each shop.
Thursday, September 12: Discuss ways that blogging or social media has changed you.
Friday, September 13: A self portrait
Monday, September 16: Write a public love letter to someone in your life. (It doesn't necessarily need to be romantic.)
Tuesday, September 17: A memory you would love to relive.
Wednesday, September 18: Only photos
Thursday, September 19: Creative writing day: write a (very short) fictional story that starts with this sentence: "To say I was dreading the dinner party would be the understatement of the century."
The story does not necessarily need to have a conclusion - you can leave your readers wishing for more!
Friday, September 20: React to this term: comfort.
Monday, September 23: A "life lately" post. What you're up to, how you're feeling, how you're doing on your goals, etc. Bonus points for great photos!
Tuesday, September 24: Review a book, place, or product.
Wednesday, September 25: Write about a time you screwed up - a mistake you made.
Thursday, September 26: Go to a coffee shop. Order a favorite drink. Write about what makes you happy and what makes you sad. Or write about anything you'd like! Bonus points for including a photo from the coffee shop. (I recommend downloading Ommwriter and bringing headphones along!) *if you can't make it to a coffee shop, at least leave your usual space and write someplace new.
Friday, September 27: An anonymous letter to your Facebook friends. Be as snarky as you'd like. (but don't include people's real names.)
Monday, September 30: Share a photo of something old. Maybe something that has personal history for you, that was passed down to you, and that has special meaning to you. Tell us about it and why it's special.

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