My blog was set up to basically discuss some of the topics that we have addressed in this class. Most of the time, the posts would be articles about our content with statistics and other information supporting the topic that we were addressing for the week. I knew that my classmates would be required to follow my blog so I felt it was important to add different information related to the content of the course. I only had 18 followers and it seemed that only 5 of those followers would post comments but I still feel it was a success and a great contribution to the class. I also used the blog to post about my experience recording a performance from my band on a local TV show called Talk Out Loud. I tried this because one of my friends from a very well established band asked me if I was getting paid to blog. He said there is good money if I was to blog about music. So there is a great value to marketer if some of my friends are making money blogging about music. Marketers can gain a larger audience by using blogs and position those blogs to reach the market. As far as me trying to make money blogging about music I gave it a shot but not sure that is the job for me. In fact I am not sure one person has even seen the page even though I had tagged words so it would show up in search engine searches. Something else I used the blog for was I did post some pictures of a guitar that I was trying to sell. I had joined a forum designed for the manufacturer of the guitar and posted a link to the picture. For that day I had 48 visitors to my page showing the Best Ever amount of views of my blog. I had a total of 243 views during the 4 months that I had the blog up and running. I had a total of 18 comments and they were all from classmates. I noticed that in order to get your blog out past WordPress you have to link it to other social media sites. The trend I noticed was that my views went up posting the picture of the guitar on a forum but most of the time my views remained very low. I think there is much to gain by having a blog but again time is money, so I have learned that it would not be free to maintain a blog unless it is your hobby but it can become time consuming. I think it is very important for anyone who is an inspired writer and would encourage them to blog and also would suggest WordPress for a starter website. I did find it easy to get around the site. I think in order to engage readers you have to define who your reader is and see the appropriate way to approach the reader through style and language. Just like anything that you do always find your target market and make sure that you can engage that target market or it will be a waste of time and effort. I think adding pictures, links, and videos can only enhance the experience for the reader. It gives you a chance to change it up and as they say a picture is worth a thousand words. I had a very good experience blogging and will continue to keep the site up and running just to see if anyone returns to the site and enjoys what I have to offer in the blogging world.