Alright, here it comes … the almighty reflection. In completely the required blog posts for bcm110 I have certainly gained a broader knowledge of the media: its flaws, strengths and tactics. I’ve learned to think beyond what the media force feeds us through broadcasted news and social media platforms. In completing these weekly posts, I have also developed a certain style in my posts which, to me, has greatly improved over the course of the past six weeks, especially with composing my bcm112 posts as well. And although I find writing comes quite naturally to me, there have been a couple posts on which I had writer’s block or simply had to stop and put away for a couple of days. A topic I really enjoyed was that of week 3’s lecture on Semiotics. Through learning about how to read an image I have gained a heighten sense of knowledge when I look at an advertisement for example and I find that I can look beyond the images or text and deduce a greater meaning.
From reading other student’s blogs its been made clear to me just how high the standard of blog posts are! I am seriously so amazed at some of the posts I’ve read; the writer’s ability to suck me in and draw emotions from me with their media content its just fantastic. I found it really useful to view other peoples perspectives on the topics we ere given each week as it gave a broader discussion and viewpoint to what was being said and I highly value everyone else’s opinion.
On the whole, I found this entire blogging escapade to be genuinely enjoyable and enlightening. I’ve learnt so much from when I first started the course, I mean I didn’t even know how to keep a blog and now look! I’ve gained a real sense of confidence and accomplishment in completing this assignment and I feel confident in my broadened knowledge of the media!