Writing can mean very different things to different people, it can be of communicating what you feel, a way of living, and it can be a way to be in school. For me writing means all of these things, I write to explain what I feel, to have memories of what happened to me in the future and I also write for school assignments. During this semester there has been a lot of things that have made me realize that writing is not as “bad” as a lot of people make it look like.
At the beginning of the semester, I thought that writing blog posts was going to be a lot of work and that I was going to not like it very much. As the weeks went on, I started to realize that writing blog posts was kind of fun. I started to write about what I felt every time I read the passages that were assignment, and I really like doing it because it was my personal opinion, I was expressing what I felt. In every blog post I submitted there was always something about liking the passage. None of the passages seemed boring to me in any way. Even though I don’t really like to read that much, most of these passages were interesting and I really enjoyed reading them. Writing about them was never hard because I understood what I read so it was very easy to start writing.
For me reading and writing is a little bit challenging just because English is not my first writing so it takes me a little bit of time to get used to it and most of the times I have to read things three or even four times before I can actually understand what its saying. This is something that has been happening to me my whole life time, and because I know three languages I really like to write about how I’ve traveled and my experiences when I travel. Whenever I write anything I try to make it connect to my traveling experiences because I think they are really interesting and it is cool.
On my first blog I had a lot of trouble starting it because I wasn’t really sure what to write about and what to expect. But as we kept writing blog posts it became easier and easier to write. Even though it has become easier, I still have to sit and think about what I am going to write for twenty to thirty minutes before I start writing. I have always had this problem when it comes to writing, I have a lot of ideas as to what to write, but for me it is really hard to actually put it in writing. Now, since we have to write one to two blog posts a week it had helped me write a little faster and get my ideas straight.
As I read all of my blog posts I realized that in most cases I don’t really finish my ideas, I think of something in my head, but then don’t manage to write because I don’t know how. In a lot of cases I know what I am saying, but I feel like if someone else read it they might get a little confused because my ideas aren’t clear. I don’t really know how to make my ideas clear in writing. I think it has gotten better trough out the semester but I still need to practice my writing for it to be perfect and so people can actually understand what I am trying to express.
During this process I have come to realize that writing doesn’t always have to be “bad”, it can be very useful if you know how to express yourself right. It has made me like writing. Before this semester every time I had to write a paper for school I always tried to avoid it and I always had a lot of problems writing it, but with the blog posts and the papers we have written have made me really like writing actually. With all these weekly blog posts I have come to like to read and write about what I read. I really like these posts, and even though it was hard to write at times I have learned to like it.
During this semester I have learned to like writing and that writing is not always part of an assignment it can also be for fun. I write every day in class and on Facebook, and Twitter I just never noticed that that was a part of expressing myself. Blogs have really made a good impact in my life.