West Students Give Blogs a Go


Story by Annie Thomas

With Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook being some of the most popular social media sites today, many students at West are breaking away from the more better known social media sites and are starting their own blogs via Tumblr or Blogspot.

Senior Madison Rodick is one of only a few students who has her own blog page, named Life as Me.

“I started my blog last year in August, and I when I started it was kind of a Fashion Police kind of thing, if you look back at some of my earlier articles I can be a little harsh. I also did coverage because I loved to read articles about whatever’s going on in New York, so I kind of write my own little thing,” said Rodick.

After running her blog for over a year, Madison said she has trouble finding time to make blog entries.

“It’s hard to keep up with it because I have a lot of stuff going on, but whenever I write on it I really enjoy it. I took a long break last year in the winter and the springtime, but then I got back on it towards the middle and end of the summer. I changed it around to more of my life instead of fashion, sometimes I still write about fashion, but I always talk about how I’ll go to a coffee shop and I’ll write whenever I’m there. It’s kind of like a whatever inspires me while I’m there type of a thing,” Rodick said.

Rodick isn’t the only student at West that spends her time blogging, there are also several other students that run their own blog. As opposed to Rodick’s webpage, these other students have blogs on the popular social media site Tumblr.

Sophomore, Sarah Davis, has been running her Tumblr page, theyoung-andfearless, for almost three years.

“On tumblr you get to see that there are a lot of people around the world who like the same things you do, and it’s like ‘oh my gosh! I have so much in common with these people who I don’t even know,’” Davis said.

Not only do websites such as Tumblr and Blogspot allow you to connect more with people from other countries, they can also provide more of a positive environment.

Freshman, Emma Piersee has only been a part of Tumblr for a few months and has already been able to see a difference.

“I think it’s a lot different from any social media because anybody can really post whatever they want without being judged,” said Piersee.

New social medias are constantly popping up and gaining popularity, and when it comes to blogging, no matter what type of blog style it is, it can provide students here at West with a fresh voice of their own.