When beginning this assessment, I had never kept a blog and had no prior experience with Blogger. Learning how to create and maintain a blog was certainly an interesting and useful learning experience.
Technology aside, however, the blog did aid my French writing skills and comprehension. Researching each topic, and exploring a range of French sources, both written and audio, both tested and developed my language skills. Furthermore, the different style of writing demanded of each post was a challenge, and encouraged me to think about how I express myself in French, and try new techniques.
My only criticism of the blog is that the amount of time and work involved in creating the blog, as well as formatting and uploading each post, was disproportionate to the amount the assessment is worth. Studying a language at university is more demanding and time consuming than many other subjects, and as a French student I happily embrace that. However, various technological errors and challenges I faced meant that, in some weeks, I had to spend more time on the blog posts than I could afford, often at the expense of other areas of study.
Despite that, the program was very well supported. The instructions of how to set up the blog and what was expected in the posts was very clear, and the feedback I received after each post was detailed and very helpful.
Ultimately, I enjoyed the blogging project. It was a fun and creative way to develop my language skills, and I believe I benefited greatly from the experience.