My, oh my, how time has flown! It seems like just yesterday I was brainstorming ideas for this blog, and now here I am at the end of the semester, wrapping it up. It has been such a joy to write about and share my favorite hobby with all of my readers; it’s basically become a new hobby in itself! Although this project was assigned to me for a class, I had so much fun creating it that it hardly ever felt like homework. I’ll be attending some major festivals pretty soon this summer, so perhaps I’ll drop in afterwards to write a review of my experiences there.
Overall, I loved how easy WordPress was to navigate and figure out. Prior to this class, I had no experience with writing blogs, only reading those of others. So being able to post with ease was very helpful and saved me a lot of stress. I really liked how everything was laid out all neat and organized right there in front of you, and how you could just exit out and come back later to continue writing a post. On the other hand, I’m not sure how much Twitter helped me in terms of advertising my blog posts, since I only have 16 followers. I have never been a huge social media person, but seeing how popular bloggers and other famous people have a strong follower base, I can imagine how much it would have helped if I was more active with it.
I’m always looking for ways to make myself better, and in terms of my blog, I think I would like to improve my writing skills and creativity. I am somewhat confident with both of these things already, but I envy those whose words flow together so smoothly and include neat titles and media. It has definitely been something I’ve tried to work on with each new post I write. In addition, it has taught me more about how to write in a professional manor. This blog is something I would be proud to show a future employer. The skills and knowledge I have gained from writing it are things that I will carry with me throughout the rest of my life and benefit me in basically any job I might have. It has allowed me to express my intelligence and imagination at the same time — a recipe for success.
In terms of actual stats, my most popular week was that of March 28th, with a whopping 24 views and 3 visitors. I created 3 new posts within this week, so I’m guessing my higher-than-normal activity level was what drew them in. Of all my posts so far, my most popular was the one I wrote about my trip to the Electric Daisy Carnival. It received 13 views, which is almost double than that of my second most viewed post. EDC sure was a fun time and I had a picture slideshow to prove it, so I am not surprised why this was my most popular post. Plus, it is a very well-known festival in the EDM world so many people know about it and can relate to it. While exploring the stats page of my site, I found that I had viewers from 3 different countries other than the US: Canada, the United Kingdom, and Myanmar. This was very surprising to me because I hardly thought I would get any viewers in my home country alone, let alone international attention! So that was pretty cool to see.
Overall, writing this blog has been a fantastic experience for me in many different ways. Not only do I now have the proper tools and knowledge of online media, but it also gave me a chance to explore and learn more about my passion! I’m going to try to be more active with my social media posting, so follow me on Twitter @oliviahansennn to stay up to date on all my new adventures 🙂
So long for now!