Blogging – It’s Harder than it Looks!

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It’s been three weeks since I wrote my last post. Yikes! I’ve been really busy lately with tests and projects, so my days have mainly consisted of going to class and doing homework. I’ve tried to come up with some ideas for posts, but I’m pretty sure most people aren’t too interested in hearing about Chemistry labs or Rhetoric speeches… ahh, the struggles of a college student… Luckily, I survived my Chemistry exam last week and my speech, so this week is going to be a lot less stressful. Since I have some time right now, I figured I would give you all a behind-the-scenes look at how I formulate a blog post.

I never force myself to sit down and write a blog entry. EVER. I let the ideas come to me. I might be walking to class and come up with something to write about, or I might be lying in bed late at night, and BOOM! It hits me. From there, I come up with the main things I want to talk about. Sometimes I think a topic sounds great, but when I actually start writing it doesn’t turn out well. I usually spend a day or two on my first draft, then come back later in the day to revise what I’ve written. It’s not uncommon for me to write three or four drafts of an entry either. When I’m satisfied with my work, I spell-check and re-read it a few times just to make sure it’s polished and ready to go. Then I submit it for review and (hopefully) it gets published for all of you fine ladies and gentlemen to read!

P.S. If you’re going to be a student at Iowa next year, definitely think about applying to be an admissions blogger! It’s a lot of fun! 🙂