This was my first experience of ever having a blog. I enjoyed it for the most part. Finding a topic that my readers would thoroughly enjoy was difficult at times. The most effective tools throughout blogging was knowing HTML. I did not use it often, but there was a blog I created which needed a table, and there was no table option under the visual tab on wordpress. Knowing how to code in a table was extremely helpful! In my opinion, the least effective tool/module that was covered this semester was covering photo editing skills. With the prevalence of social media today, most people already have a general concept of how to edit a photo. However, I did enjoy being introduced to a new photo editing tool. I have never used pixlr before working with the online module.
If I choose to continue this blog, I would like to have blog topics of interest to my readers. It would also be nice to improve the amount of followers/readers that I have on my blog. The experience of having a blog on wordpress could absolutely benefit me in the future. My major is Public Relations, and WordPress is used for more than just a blogging tool. Websites can also be created on wordpress, which could benefit me with future clients in the field of Public Relations.
My most popular week on my blog was October 19th – October 25. There were 54 readers that visited my site that week, all located within the United States. I had no idea there were that many people who were viewing my blogs. My most popular post of the year was, “Great Gym Options in the San Marcos Area.” This blog post received 45 views, and I have no idea why this post was the most popular. It would be neat if wordpress had statistics which showed the city of the viewer. I promoted on twitter with the TXST hash tag. Since my post was about San Marcos, it could be the reason my blog had so many views. In all of the site stats data, I was overall surprised to see how many viewers I had. All together, I had 79 views. It doesn’t sound like a lot, but it’s a lot more than I had anticipated. When viewing my twitter analytics, I discovered the tweet that had the most views was my post on back workouts.
You can view and interact with all that I have tweeted to promote my blog this semester by clicking here!