“I was required to start a blog for my Digital Storytelling class, but it has been a lot of fun and I could see myself using this after MIPA for making connections and further expanding my writing,” Rebecca Wright of Eisenhower High School said.
Students have been blogging on Tumblr, WordPress and other sites. Most students write reactions to various MIPA activities but are advised to blog about topics that interest them once they return home.
“Student journalists have to start branding themselves as experts on sources, they have to start getting experience writing and a blog is a way they can do this for free,” Sports Coverage instructor Rod Satterthwaite said.
Social Media Today reported that over 6.7 million people have some form of blog and 77 percent of the internet looks at blogs.
“I’ve always wanted to blog and one of our assignments was to start a blog, so I started a Tumblr,” Alexis Megdanoff of Fenton High School said, “I’ve written on it every night since then and I’m really excited to see where it leads me.”