The end has arrived for my Social Media Class (ENC 4930) and the final blog for a grade is an interesting Word Cloud and a wave good-bye, aka a Reflection Blog.
My Word Cloud brought a smile to my face as the design, transposed the 12,000-plus words I have written, and popped up on my screen after a few hundred (or was it only 20) cut and pastes of the blogs I have written since starting my Word Press association. The word I used the most, of course was Florida followed by a close second with South. Ahhh, the theme of my blog has shown through and that makes me happy.
With a plethora of other words from my life (note to self: will earn extra points when I show the Word Cloud to my husband and his name, Mark, is nice and big!), I am content with the outcome and look forward to many more blogging adventures down the road. I only pray I find the self-discipline to continue writing the blog posts for the mere intrinsic reward.
It is interesting to note that on the first day of this class, Professor Mason asked the students to speak out about what they expected of a class with a title of Writing for Social Media. I voiced that I hoped to learn how to blog and to use several other social media platforms, and that is exactly what I have accomplished in this class.
I attended every class, eager to learn the next valuable piece of the social media puzzle and not wanting to miss a single word spoken by my Professor. Professor Mason was always interesting to listen to. Her witty commentary and stand-up comedian-banter was fascinating to listen to and never boring.
I found myself looking forward each week to writing the Inquiry Blog assignment. I had chosen my topic to be South Florida Now & Then at the beginning of the course, and as I went through my daily routines, was always on the lookout for the next subject matter. I will miss these writings, but I do believe that I may have exhausted all that category could give to me.
My least favorite was the Social Media Campaign project. The campaign project itself was fine, but the assignment was a group project. As a junior, I have had to work on a few group projects along this journey. It is not that I am not a team player; it is that I try to be too many of the players on the field at one time. I work very hard and expect those around me to have the same work ethic as I do, but alas, it is not usually the case.
The title of this piece reflects my feelings about my blog. Although I am saying good-bye to the class and the assigned postings, I am looking forward to writing future posts about my life and the journey I am on each day in my beloved South Florida.