Top 5 Blogs to Check Out!
Submissions due for our midterm projects were due this week so this blog post is going to discuss my favorite submissions of these midterm blogs. In addition to this I will also be discussing my own response about my midterm blog process by also referring to Hyde’s reading this week.
The number 5 spot on my list is Mary-kate’s health and fitness blog! This blog is different from all the other blogs that I have seen. I think this blog is very beneficial and helpful for people, especially college students, because many forget about the importance of not only managing their weight but to be careful of what they eat. I really love the header of her blog, the quote is inspirational and the the image is well edited. I also find the content of the posts to be helpful and eye-catching. My favorite post title is “Big Mac..or Big Mistake?”. Overall, I think this blog demonstrates a great cause by making students aware of eating healthy foods.
I am a sucker for shopping blogs and I think that Skylar did a fantastic job with her blog! The concept of the blog is to share favorite outfits and style tips with is effectively demonstrated. I have the same style that Skylar has so I found her blog to be very entertaining. I like how she put to different galleries on her blogs. One of the galleries has inspiration images of style and the second gallery has personal outfit images. I love how she puts the name of the article of clothing, the link, and the cost. Overall, I love the theme and the content of the blog. I would find myself checking this blog daily.
What is better than an electronic blog? Its always interesting to see what is the next advancement in technology today. I found this blog to be very simple and well organized. I like the coding in the header of the blog. The content of the blog is the most important aspect of the blog. I loved the posts which is why it is my third favorite blog. I read into every post and found all of the posts interesting. The google car was the most interesting post. I never heard of this before, and without the video I probably wouldn’t believe it! Awesome job Bjorn!
The next spot on my list belongs to Breanna Johnson’s cable blog! Its an automatic like because she discuses my favorite show, New Girl. Besides that I love the theme and the overall concept of the blog. I always feel like I want to be able to watch more tv so this blog is an eye opener to what shows I should start watching. I love discussing shows I watch with other people so this blog creates a potential for discussion threads which I find to be very valuable. I thought he Emmy Awards link was very relevant to the blog and enriches the blog even more.
The best class blog has to belong to Samuel Fang, who introduces a very interesting blog called “The Rise of eSports”. I personally have no interest in this type of material but I know my boyfriend would love this type of blog along with other gamers. At first when I read the “About Us” page I thought this would just be your typical sports blog. I was wrong, it is a blog that discusses electronic sports, in other words gaming. This type of blog is different from other class blogs that I have seen. I think that this blog looks very professional and is well designed. I love the fonts and the color scheme that was used. The header looks extremely professional, and it suits the theme. The links and the “follow me” link to twitch further the credibility of this blog. Overall, job well done Samuel!
My midterm blog:
When introduced the idea of making an additional blog for our midterm projects I thought this was a pretty neat idea. It was so much fun working on my blog because I picked a theme that I found enjoyable and beneficial. My mom has been asking me to help promote her crafts and between work, school, and commuting I have not found the time to really help my mom out. With the midterm project I was able to combine both my responsibilities at home and school. It is an awesome feeling to no longer be nagged by her anymore! The project allowed me to also bond with her by taking pictures and doing crafts together it had filled in mother-daughter time that is not always available. Other than that aspect I had a great time designing my blog. I wanted to find a simple blog that demonstrated a professional theme by also maintaing an interest in the website. The second time around making a WordPress blog was far easier than the first time since I am familiar with all the tools. Personally, I like being creative by designing things. I took a lot of time with my video and my header because I knew those two components were going to be evaluated the most. Overall, I think I did a great job with my blog and I had a fun time putting work into it.
Moving forward, the final projects seem like they are going to be tedious but I like my group and I think it might not be so bad as it seems. The only issue that I have with this project is being on camera. Reflecting back to my audio and screencast postings, I hate recording myself. I can never stick to a script because I always find a way to mess it up. I hope my acting is cut to a minimal by using more personal interviews and success stories than an intensive acting script. Basically, I like being behind the camera than in front of it. If I have do all the editing myself I would rather because I enjoy editing. I have met most of my group and I think we are off to a good start. Hyde’s comments mentioning different people bringing different characteristics to the group will be beneficial to the group is definitely true. I think that small groups work better if you are not familiar with members because it allows the project to get done effectively and it can form new friendships.