I think that one choice I made was my tone of voice. I decided to write in a “blogger-ly” fashion. There were plenty of times that what I wrote could’ve been written in a more academic tone, but considering the public audience, I decided to veer away from that. I also did not want to write too personally, since many readers are people I don’t know and have no personal connection with. My goal was to find a happy medium. I think this was best exemplified in my final coffee post. Although I went into some great detail, especially discussing business sizes, I tried to make it easy to read.
I also tried to find new ways of looking at familiar things. This can be seen in both the Northern Lights (for Alaskans) and coffee. Based on the comments and feedback that I have gotten, this was successful. I think my audience really appreciated this approach to my blog posts.
My final goal was to incorporate more images in my blogging. I always appreciate blogs that take advantage of the media because it helps with the setting of the writing, but always found mine lacking. I think I stretched myself this semester and found plenty of imagines that people enjoyed seeing.