week one

week one summary

This week, I learned how to do many new things in digital media that I had not done before.

I was able to learn how to set up a blog for the first time, and learn how to use WordPress. At first, I was a little nervous having never used WordPress before, but the supporting materials helped me understand what to do.

I set up my domain:

I also set up a new Twitter account, and made a new tweet:

I was able to see other tweets from ds106 by clicking the hashtag.

I did not know how to embed videos, tweets, etc. before this assignment (like I am doing in this post). This was very helpful to learn!

I set up a SoundCloud account, and made a playlist:

I made a YouTube video:

This was one thing that I found was easier than I expected. I had assumed there were many more steps in posting a YouTube video than there ended up being.

I also made an Instagram post:

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A post shared by @skyler_0455

I also made my first few posts to my blog:

A little bit about me
I reviewed a Bob Ross video.
I evaluated my goals for this semester.

Overall, I was able to learn many new skills and use my creativity with these assignments. It was not easy to get started learning these tools, and I found myself taking more time than I expected on it. I was a little overwhelmed at first and I did get a little frustrated with how much time it was taking. But, I am glad that I was able to learn it. Before this week I did not know anything about running a blog or website, and I feel that I have now accomplished a lot.

One reply on “week one summary”

Hi Skylar! It looks like you’ve done quite a lot by learning how to set up a blog for the first time! I know it can sometimes seem overwhelming, but once you get the hang of it and learn to make the site your own, I’m sure you’ll have a lot of fun! I also love the look of your site so far! It looks better than mine did starting out, because I didn’t even know how to change theme colors!

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