As the semester comes to the end, this is will be my final blog post for FDOM, my favorite class taken in college so far! I’ve realized over the last few months I have learned and become comfortable using so many different programs such as Pixlr, Proto.io, Storify and even WordPress. Its exciting to know I can now utilize this experience in future classes then into my career. The best tool I used this semester was using the #FDOM16 on both Twitter and Instagram. During the Twitter project, I was able to see what other students were doing which helped me with my own assignments, and also during mass comm week it was very easy to know what was going on just by searching the hashtag. When #mcweek16 was trending on all my social media, I felt it was easy to see what was going on.
My blog only attracted 27 visitors total, with October 21st having the most “traffic” of 9 visitors. I did have one person add me as a friend, and although I don’t know this person, they’re blog was pretty cool! My most popular post was the one about brunching, and I think maybe because it had a catchy title. I think if I had more twitter followers, or promoted on more than just one platform, I may have attracted more. I did have one good friend retweet all my blog posts, so I appreciate that support!
If I were to improve something on this blog, it would be more diverse posts. I could add videos, or interviews with friends or locals. The goal of this blog was to show parts of Austin that isn’t well known and “touristy,” so with some more exploring I could find some good material for future posts. I really enjoyed doing this topic because I got to go out, explore and try new things. My friends and boyfriend were supportive and liked joining me on the adventures, so it’s hard to call this assignment homework!
All in all, I have really enjoyed this class and can honestly say I have learned so much. I feel so much more confident using different programs and utilizing social media. I am excited to bring these experiences into my future career!
Thanks for reading!
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