It was an exciting week for Everything kenna. I posted my first blog! It was a lot harder than I thought it would be. I thought I knew my voice, but after attempting to write my thoughts I realized I was far from knowing it. The more I continue to write the easier it will become writing in the voice I desire.
On another note I downloaded the google analytics platform for Everything kenna, which allows me to monitor the traffic on my site. This feature is neat to look at. As of right now I have very few people looking at my sight, but when my fortune changes I think it will be very beneficial to see what posts my readers gravitate to more. A cool feature I added to my site was the instagram button. If a reader clicks it they will be taken straight to my instagram. My website coincides so closely with my life that if my viewer likes what they’re reading they would most likely like to follow along with my life as well.
I quite enjoyed reading John Suler’s piece “The Online Disinhibition Effect”. I was particularly intrigued by the idea that we are all equal in the online world. It was an important idea for me to wrap my head around because sometimes I feel like I have no right/authority to be sharing my thoughts on things when I’m only 20 years old and have little experience…like why would someone want to listen to what I have to say? But according to Suler none of that matters. I can be whoever I want to be online. People can take my words for what they are, and not have any biases towards them based on who I am (i.e. status, wealth, race, gender). My writing skills and my ideas are ultimately what I will be judged on. I appreciate how this forum allows for quality of content to be the biggest determiner of success rather than one’s social image.
Psychology of Cyberspace – The Online Disinhibition Effect. (n.d.). https://truecenterpublishing.com/psycyber/disinhibit.html