Permalink for this paragraph 0 In my past blog posts, I’ve mostly talked about our in-class discussions. I consider how other people reacted to reading a certain work, as well as my personal feelings toward the work. I think that over the course of blogging, I’ve seen a slight move from a discussion of my personal feelings to a more informative discussion. My tone tends to be thoughtful or questioning because I have never been one to blatantly put my opinions out in the open. One thing I’d really like to revisit in the rest of my blog posts is how my abilities have expanded throughout the semester. The thing I value most about blog posts is the comments I received from my classmates. Whether they agree or disagree with what I’ve said in my post, comments seem to me a form of validation that my ideas have been read and thought about.
Permalink for this paragraph 1 When I reviewed the syllabus, I noticed that there are definitely some improvements I could make in my blogging. I don’t have nearly enough discussion about my research or my experiences working on my papers. I could use more quotations from text in my posts to help convey my ideas to my fellow bloggers. I also have failed to refer back to previous posts — both my own, and the posts of my classmates. I am hoping to improve upon all these aspects in the rest of the semester.