#FDOM14 Final Thoughts

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The semester has officially come to a close. With students, including myself, preparing for finals, I thought I’d leave some last remarks on my experience with #FDOM and how it influenced (well, more like required :]) me to get back in the blogging world. Blogging on an a website again has been interesting, and I’ve now seen the various faces of it. I now see people promoting their passions, and making a career for themselves solely inviting others to share in what they love to do, or things that interest them. I still think blogging is quite of bit of work (Tumblr might have spoiled me), which is an opinion I’ve had since my Blogspot days, however, it can be an excellent medium if used tactfully.

As far as having to use social media to promote myself this semester, I thought it was a little awkward, because I felt like one of those people that I, at times, tend to avoid on Twitter – ones that post post nothing but links. I posted actual content, too, to make myself feel better, but once I got used to it, it wasn’t that bad. If you think about it from the career perspective, that aspect of promoting yourself is imperative, because it is how you’re going to properly brand yourself and get the word out so people can know about you, or whatever/whoever you’re representing. After all, when you think of Twitter, what’s one of the main words that come to mind?: News. And that “news” wouldn’t go anywere without people there to share it. This example illustrates the same idea, as it relates to our brands/blogs.

Some skills I wish I could’ve improved on more is HTML/CSS and graphic designing. I’m not too beaten up about it, though, because I’ve also received many great resources to continue my expansion and studies on these skills outside off the classroom, so I’m happy about that. Hopefully, if I decide to keep this blog, or build a new one with a fresh domain, I’ll be able to use it to further my career and business endeavors, while doing and sharing what I love, of course.

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