The semester is coming to a close, which means that this the final post to my blog, at least for this class! First, I want to thank you all for taking the time to read my various posts and getting to know me through this blog. The overall experience was very rewarding, and I learned several techniques in writing for the public and blogging that I hope to apply to my projects in the future.
Prior to this class, I actually started a blog about modeling and my experiences. I used the same idea for this class, and I learned so much from doing so. Before, my posts were relatively short and written conversationally. The posts weren’t written according to AP stylebook guidelines and I used a lot of exclamation points. Before this class, I knew that visuals were important to making a well-rounded and attention grabbing blog post, so I included videos, how-to Instagram stories, and photos imported from my Instagram. I knew the basics of how to write clearly and to use hyperlinks to direct viewers to a certain location outside of the website. Prior to taking this class, I hoped that I would gain the necessary knowledge to properly communicate with my target audience, create compelling posts, and make visually pleasing promotional material that I could use in marketing emails and other marketing channels.
I found in the process of blogging that it was actually quite easy to come up with topics to write about, especially since I chose a blogging subject that I was passionate about and very well educated about: beauty. By choosing a topic that was already so engrained in my life, I found that there was an endless possibility of topics pertaining to beauty that I could write about. I learned that the best practices of blogging is to create content that has at least 600 words in it in order to help boost SEO as much as possible. I found that viewers responded really well to my how-to videos I provided in several of my posts, and this illustrates the importance of including different types of media in each post in order to make them more engaging.
Now that this class is coming to an end, and that I have some more experience with blogging regularly, I hope to find out more about how to schedule postings in advance so that I can create content in advance and have it post at a later date. I think it would be best to have a surplus of posts ready-made in advance so that it’s easier to post more regularly, even when life gets in the way sometimes. I also want to learn more about different types of topics to post about that are filler when I don’t have a product I want to write about or a DIY project to recommend. Learning about different filler content, like “25 things you didn’t know about me” or “What’s in my purse?” or something along those lines would be very beneficial. I also want to learn more about generating mass marketing emails and more topics to include on those marketing emails.
Overall, I really enjoyed the blogging experience. It was a fun way to brush up on my AP stylebook writing, while writing about and sharing with the world my passions about beauty, skincare, DIY creations, and cruelty-free products. Thanks again for tagging along on my journey and I’ve enjoyed reading my classmate’s blogs as well.
I bid you all a farewell! Xx.