It is nearing the end of the semester and soon this blog will be run only by my own free will.
The question is whether or not I want to continue with this blog after classes end.
So far I have learned a great deal by using Whitesbog to practice online journalism. I am further educated not only about writing, but about my own historical town of which I reside in.
I look at Whitesbog in a whole new light. It is special, captivating, magical, and tells a story of New Jersey all on its own. I have come to take it to heart and I now have an understanding of the environment. I won’t live here forever, but I know it will continue to hold some of my best college year memories.
Although I am proud of my writing and what I have accomplished so far with this publication, the problem with my blog is that it has not gotten as much traffic or hits as I would have liked.
I would like to take what I have learned from my experience keeping this blog and create a new, broader one. I plan to concentrate on a whole new theme or beat. The stories about Whitesbog didn’t always come for me – I had to come for them. I know now that I must take every moment of chance with a seriousness and to not take it for granted or let it pass me by.
Any random happening in time could be a chance to record a story or interview. It takes much work and self-discipline to get a piece together to be published.
I believe some part of me will not let this blog completely go. There may be a time where I will be inspired to write another post about some aspect of this cranberry farm, but it will only be once in a while.
Year after year the cranberries and blue berries will continue to grow. And so will I, with an earned knowledge of writing.
Here are what I feel in my opinion are my top five posts from the last 3 and a half months (enjoy!) :