I logged into WordPress today to see what’s new in my newsfeed, and lo’ and behold – today marks one year since I made my blog! Hooray! :D
One year ago today, I decided to make a WordPress blog for my life-changing university course titled “A Day in the Life of Dr. Caswell.” (Dr. Caswell was my professor.) The goal of the class was to encourage students to think outside the box, using divergent thinking, new brainstorming ideas, and bottom-up approaches to solve problems and harness our creativity. Each of us had a final project in the class, and assignments each week that were geared towards exploring possible ideas and avenues for our individual projects. These assignments were aptly titled “Investigations,” and because they were peer-reviewed by our classmates, we needed to have a means of giving them access via a “Learning Portfolio.” My solution? A public blog!
After the conclusion of my class and the presentation of my final project (about polymer clay chemistry, in fact! See my series of posts about it here!), I decided that I would keep this blog running. Throughout the rest of the semester, after our 8 Investigations were completed, I frequently updated my blog with cool and interesting things that I found throughout the Web. This fueled my creativity and encouraged me to broaden my academic horizons, and so I decided that I would keep this blog going.
And here I am! One year later, and this blog is going strong! And I’m loving every post along the way. Thanks so much for sticking around with me, everyone! It’s always much appreciated. :)
With that, I hope another year will go by and my favorite blog will continue to be updated as I share my thoughts and interests with the world.
Thanks for reading, stay tuned!