Official blog of Clark's Blogging for Journalists class, Mass Communication department
I've learned that there are lots of different fonts that you can use, but you shouldn't always use them. Picking a font that is easier to read will make everyones life easier. I've also learned that there are many different blogs out there and there is really something for everyone to read. Blogging about something you are passionate about is the key to a good blog. Not only will it be enjoyable for to write, but your followers will enjoy reading it.
Blogging is easy. If I would have known how easy it is I would have done this a long time ago.
Today's lesson on fonts and sans serif vs. serif, was something that really interested me and that I didn't know before. I always knew that there were certain fonts that were appropriate, depending on what your using the font for. One thing that stuck out to me today that I will start keeping in mind was that just because the fonts are available, doesn't mean you should use them.
So far I've learned how to mindfully express myself. Along with how much comes into play with making your blog look appealing. For me, I do not really care what other people think about my designs, but I do want my blog to be able to be readable for viewers. I really enjoy the class and making things my own!
The first thing I can think of is the lesson on fonts, I never knew they were so important and the differences between serif and sanserrif. Another thing I have learned so far is how to set up a blog like creating the page, coming up with a name, and deciding on what to write about. I also learned about the blogging culture and how many people run blogs that make money. It can be used as a creative tool in journalism
I agree with others that fonts are important. But whats more interesting is how the font choice, be it color or style, can affect how your audience interprets your blog. A blog with easy to read font and minimal themes can be more appealing than an elaborate blog with loud colors and texts. Basically, all aspects about your blog choices can have an impact.
Blogging is a way of creatively expressing yourself. It might not become the hottest thing but your blog can be therapeutic to you.
I've learned just how important the design and set up of a blog can be. Fonts, colors, and layout are all key for individuals to actually want to view your blog and more importantly read it!
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I've learned how handy blogs can be for a fan of sports and someone who wants to let their opinion out. Sports talk is mainly opinion and blogs allow people to let them out. Blogs are very useful for people that enjoy to write. I don't have a Facebook which gives you all the space you want so you can say as much as you want. Twitter only gives me so many characters to type. Facebook doesn't grasp the same sense as a blog does. Blogs are the best way to get whatever it is you'd like to get off your chest about a topic that you love to talk about. I've learned how to make a blog the correct way.
I've learned how important the look of your blog can be. You could have the best content and ruin it with a bad layout, font choice, etc. It's important to use the right aesthetic to appeal to your key audience.
I have learned how the layout of your blog really determines the interest people have in our blog. The easier it is to follow and the fonts you choose make people more interested in what you have to say. I also learned blog are not meant to be long drug out journal entries. Short and sweet and to the point catches peoples attention more.
Ive learned some great techniques on getting your blog started. How to help you create a title, loving and using white space to my benefit, and how to choose the right fonts to make people more intrigued in your blog.
This class has been very enriching. i have learned so many things about how to blog. I had no idea you could get money for blogging or that your words are so very important in blogs. they have to be short and sweet. The font counts as well because there are many ints that people can not read. and my favorite Always Have A Strong First Sentences!
I use to think that blogging was another Xanga or Facebook fad, just not as popular. I didn't know Millions of people blog already and how many websites there are that you could search blogs of specific interest.
I have learned that you do not have to be a "professional" to have a fun and cute blog. I have been constantly surprised by my classmates at how great their blogs are. Also, blogging isn't just for women, a lot of men blog too, and I think that's great!
So far I have learned many steps on how how to make a blog stand out from others by making it more appealing to readers. Like, using easy to read fonts, choosing only a few colors and not using "light" ones. Most importantly, it is best to make sure I'm passionate about my blog.
I've learned that thee is a huge range of blogs that can be successful and that some sites that I didn't even realize were blogs, are just glorified versions of such. This class has given me a better definition of what a blog actually is and how versatile they are at expressing information.
I have learned that little details of a blog are what most likely determine the success. It is a combination of first your wording and visuals then content. If you don't have attractive visuals, it won't get read no matter how good the subject of your blog is.
I've learned that blogging can be fun. I'm not a big writer, so when I took this class I was a little concerned, but it is actually really fun. I can blog about stuff that's important to me. It also makes me think.