Blogging Assignment Gone Wrong
As many of my followers know, I have created this blog for a class. That being said, I am fully aware that I have done this assignment all wrong. “How do you do a blog assignment wrong?” one might ask. Well let me tell you.
In essence of creating a blog I have created a “bad” blog (as we have defined it in class). Not only am I not regularly keeping up with posts and maintaining a bi-daily, weekly, or bi-weekly blog rhythm, so that my audience can keep up or expect posts from me in a timely manner, I am also not maintaining an entirely focused thread, in which my public can determine what my topic will be about (because citizen media is such a broad topic).
I would have to attribute my deficient blog rhythm to the lack of scheduled due dates for blog posts. Though, I do not blame my teacher for this. As a fourth year university student I should be able to create deadlines for myself and manage my time in a way that allows for my success in assignments such as these.
However, not long after I discovered MSN Messenger and consecutively, Facebook, did I become a procrastinator. Yes, I hold social media responsible for what I would now define as my A.D.D. and thus my failure at assignments that require me to come up with my own deadlines. Before WiFi, laptops, and social media I was an excellent student. I would come home from school and get my homework done so I could play outside with my friends until dark.
Unfortunately, I developed an online life that changed my life. It started out small, mostly because of dial-up and my need to play outside, where I would put off homework till after supper so I could chat with my friends online for 30 minutes, but then it grew. Now my online profile sucks me in every time I have to do homework. I will say to myself “just 20 minutes on Facebook to see what’s going on” but after 3 hours of looking through my best friend’s awesome night at a party (I couldn’t go to because I put of an essay until the last minute) I still haven’t started these blogs (of course I’m being melodramatic).
Nonetheless, social media has benefits that we have all enjoyed, such as keeping up with friends lives that we don’t see as often, keeping our phone bills low because who needs to call anyone anymore, and developing our social lives outside of the web as well as inside. However, moderation is key, and something I’m still learning. Thus, I apologize to my public for being an awful blogger. I know I would be upset if JennaMarbles had the same procrastination issues as me and didn’t post every Wednesday.