Travel Log Introduction

“Don’t call it a dream, call it a plan.”

A dream of mine still to this day is to be able to travel around the world. Ever since I was a child, I enjoyed going on adventures, learning new things, and being able to experience others’ cultures. This dream became even bigger when I started taking French in high school. My French teacher was always bringing up the idea of studying abroad to us, however I knew that my parents could not afford for me to study abroad, but that did not stop me from dreaming about it. Since then, the places I want to travel to have grown exponentially.

I believe that by traveling around the world, I will get to see others’ stories as well as share my own stories. I get to meet new people and experience how they live their life. I also want to discover myself as an individual on this journey of mine. I want to become a better person and I believe that by experiencing others’ lives is a way to start that. Not only that, but I wish to learn new things and explore what life has to better offer.

By starting this blog, I hope to make this dream become reality. If I start with something as simple as writing down all the places I wish to travel to, eventually planning will start to take place. Like the quote I have above, “Don’t call it a dream, call it a plan,” makes me motivated to start living my dream.

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HTI 346 First Assignment

  1. Create WordPress.com blog
  2. Pick a template
  3. Add one widget/plugin
  4. Post first blog post (describe/evaluate steps 1-3)
  5. Email Tim the URL
  6. How do you measure the feedback/interaction (extra credit 2 pts.)

Signing up for a WordPress account was simple enough, as you only need to provide a functioning email. After this comes the fun part; picking out your theme! I decided to go with a simple layout: Isola. It took me a few minutes to figure out how to add widgets to my site, but I eventually did find it and had them added. I had to be on my site and click on the customize button that is located near the bottom. I thought my theme was pretty simple, but I guess not, since I had troubles navigating my site to look for the widgets that I had added earlier. However, I eventually did figure it out. My widgets are there and functioning properly!

For next time, I would go over how WordPress works before just diving into my assignment, so I can get a feel for how it works. Otherwise, WordPress is relatively simple to understand and use.