I know that many people have posted about this class in the past, and hell I may have even commented/posted on it before also. However, I am now at a point in the class that I feel I am comfortable with what I am learning and how the class operates. Like I’ve said in the past, I was extremely hesitant to stay enrolled in this class when I found out it dealt with a lot of technological things and online work. I really enjoy Prof. Bielecki, and I’ve had him before so I thought I might as well stick it out and give the class a try, even though the topic is not my cup of tea. After the first few classes, I found myself becoming frustrated with these blog posts, the blog comments, and even using imovie. I did not like that I was unfamiliar with these things, and I wasn’t willing to try them out and explore them, which made it harder for me to learn how to use them efficiently. I remember calling my brother frantically one night about imovie and how I couldn’t figure it out, and he told me that I needed to be patient and explore imovie before I actually went ahead and tried to complete my entire video essay in one sitting. I decided to sit down and think about what we had learned in class and the info sheets that were posted on wordpress about using imovie. I then played around with it and was able to get myself on track and less frustrated with using it. Same thing goes for using wordpress. I can honestly say, it wasnt that I did not enjoy blogging, it was more so that I was confused with how to work the blog, how to post my own post and how to comment. After just taking some time to simply explore the website I became much more comfortable using it. Shocking, or not haha, same thing goes for audacity. When I first tried recording my podcast I became very short fused and frustrated because it wasnt going my way and thing were not coming out how I wanted them to. After patiently taking the time to read through the audacity notes and play around with it, I am able to work confidently in audacity and I am happy with myself for doing so.
Overall, I am really happy that I stuck with this work. I went from being someone who would never think to use imovie or audacity, to someone who is looking for every opportunity to use either of these two programs. I am sure the same will happen with wordpress, once I get my blog up and running. I am eager to work on my blog, and test the waters with wordpress! I think it is going to be really fun and great to learn being that blogging is so apparent in today’s society!