I am so happy to have learned so much from these courses. Previously I did consider myself relatively well rounded when it came to social media but these courses have helped me realize how much is out there to learn and that social media and online resources are ever evolving. It seems as though there will always be more to educate myself on.
The first thing that I am glad to have learned about is WordPress Blogs. I learned how to create a blog site and use all of the customizable features that come with it. Through the courses, I learned how to write proper and effective blog posts, what I should add to grab attention such as photos and links and what to say to keep the readers engaged and responsive. I plan to use WordPress Blogs in the future after completing my education.
The second application that I discovered is Bit.ly Link Management. This is a website that creates shortened URL links. I have used this feature in many blog posts, assignments and personal social media accounts. Shortening links is something that I had never done before because I didn’t realize it made a difference. After using Bit.ly, I won’t go back. It makes links look so much more approachable, clean and accessible. The Bit.ly website also allows you to monitor and analyze the performance of your links by showing you how many times it has been clicked, the date and what country they are from.