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The Effects of Technology

How can a person adjust his/her level of blogging based on his/her experience with technology?

Well I mainly believe that by being technologically savvy, one could greatly increase the aesthetic appeal of the blog. By making the blog more professional and theme based, it could attract more people. Also with ones experience with technology, people could change the format of the page to make it more reader friendly or more interesting to look at. It gets boring to see the same solid color format and I personally would stay on a site longer if it had something attention- getting like a background with pictures or animations. Another way that experience with technology can help is with the adding of multimedia. It gets boring looking at words all the time and with my attention-span, I’d lose interest quickly. By having at least some knowledge of technology one could add visual aids that would keep me entertained and focused.

In terms of actual content,I believe that technology has very little influence. Honestly, I feel that someone without the experience of technology can write posts just as informative or witty as someone who has experience. Really it all comes down to presentation and how interested the audience will be when they see it.  Overall, I don’t really think that technology is really the deciding factor of if the blog is good anyways. In this day and age almost everyone has the basic background and knowledge to make a site on a blogger’s platform as simple and user-friendly as WordPress. WordPress especially makes it easy to make an interesting background and upload your images and videos easily. So really, you don’t need to be a pro at technology to make a successful, good-looking blog.

Despite this, I am not discouraging  people to learn technology. You can make a good blog with the WordPress platofrm, but you can make an even better blog if you are technologically knowledgeable to know coding. Unfortunately, more often than not, even with this knowledge it would cost more money to implement. However, if one were to want to become more technologically advanced, there are plenty or resources such as Youtube tutorials or tutorials on the platform itself (depending on which one you use). Ultimately, although being savvy with coding and other features, it is the content that determines the quality of the blog. I would rather read a blog that is thought provoking or incredibly entertaining rather than one that is ridiculous but aesthetically pleasing. If you can put the time, creativity, effort, and money into learning the technological skills while not affecting the content, then you have yourself a homerun blog.

Knowledge & Blogging

A person can adjust his or her blogging based on their experience with technology many way.   First, before an individual starts blogging they should be aware of the different blogging platforms that are out there.  They should be aware of its personalization capability, the type of readers that might go to that platform, how simple or complex it is to use the website, is accessible anywhere and also does it allow you to do what you want to achieve with your blog.  Everyone has different technology experience some people knows how to code, so they might choose a blogging platform that allows them to use css codes and really customize and play around with it. But, there is people like me that do not know much about technology and prefers a straight forward blogging tool like WordPress, Tumblr, Blogger and etc.

In addition, I believe that I person should never use only one type of blogging platform or one type of technology, because that leaves no room for growth or room for them to expand their knowledge.  This can be done by one day trying to add an image to a new post or a music. Doing different things on different posts allows one to become an expert at that platform and that is how a person can adjust and grow with their experience on technology.  In today’s world, there is no such excuse of ” I dont know how to use it”, that is what a lazy person would say. There is so many videos and tutorials and explanation in the internet that allows one to understand it better and get a hands on tutorial on any platforms.  After trying and not been comfortable use it that is another thing, but one should always try to Google for tutorials or watch some videos on Youtube about the blogging platform that you choose to use in order to grow your level of expertise.