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:
View this post on Instagram
I also made my first few posts to my blog:
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.