I have actually enjoyed blogging in this class a lot!! I think I like it the most, because there are less stipulations other than grammar but I am free to speak my mind. This blog has allowed me to be creative as far as how my information is presented, kind of like my own little world. After this class I think I will continue this for non-class purposes. I think it will be a great asset as far as helping me in the PR world that lies ahead.
This website describes the brief history of blogging http://www.blogherald.com/2005/03/06/a-short-history-of-blogging/. The site goes into to detail about the first to ever blog and how it came about. In my opinion we have all been blogging before we even knew what we were doing. I can remember in elementary school having a diary in a way this was my blog!! This class helped me see how blogging can be both positive and negative when it comes to PR. A blog can help boost a companies reputation or tear it down depending on what information is provided to the public.
Lastly, this website gave some very interesting facts when it comes to blogging.http://thefuturebuzz.com/2009/12/10/blogging-stats-facts-data/ .The most interesting statistics were the following-
- Professional and self-employed bloggers are more affluent: nearly half have an annual household income of $75,000 and one third topped the $100,000 level
- 60% are 18-44
- 75% have college degrees
I found these stats quite interesting just a little something to make me want to continue blogging!!