Midterm Blog Design

It was hard to decide what I wanted my blog to be about.  The assignment was to pick something useful either professionally or personally.  I decided I wanted to do something about comfort and a whole blog about cheering people up such as cute animals and other cheerful stories or things.  As I started to make this blog, I decided that it would be more useful to make a professional blog.  This way, I can use this to demonstrate certain skills that I may be able to highlight in order to advance in a job.  As I sat down to think of what to put in the blog, I realized I would still have to come up with some sort of topic to write about to demonstrate the skills and a purely professional blog will be boring to design and maintain as well as to read.  This is how I came up with the idea to make a blog about the idea of positive thinking.  This is something that will be motivational and inspiring.  Furthermore this can still be plausible to use in a professional sense.  This topic is always compelling to me.  I love looking at really inspiring videos and stories.  And I love looking for the positive messages out of them and trying to apply it to my life.  I have found that these messages really do improve my life and would love to help as many people improve their lives.  When I got the idea, I wanted to pick a quote to put in the header to capture and sum up the messages all together.  It was really difficult to choose one.  I am not even sure if I want to keep the quote that is up there now.  I may want to change it later, but for now, I think this is fitting.  I did not want to take away from the messages from each post or video so I decided to keep the blog design itself simple.

 

http://angelicadangelo24.wordpress.com/

I am awful at cooking, but love homemade food.  If I am to make food, I need it to be simple.  This blog is about simple food and recipes.  I like how the recipe is written out and demonstrated in the video.  I love Italian food and love bruschetta.  I would follow this blog to find recipes and make them when I am feeling inspired to cook my meals.  I like how the recipes are not going to cost a lot of money and time.  It is also very helpful that it is easy and user friendly because I definitely am no cook.

 

http://christineacollins.wordpress.com/

I like how Christine made her blog useful for the future.  I like how she has produced a radio show and has written reviews.  I thought the radio show was great.  I also thought the review of Spring Breakers was interesting.  I have not seen this movie yet.  I have considered watching this, but I am thinking twice about watching it now after this review.  It sounds like the movie, Project X.  That movie was also just about one big exaggerated party.  Personally, if I would rather go out and have fun than watch people do it if it is not a well made film.  I would come back to this blog to see other reviews.

 

http://alikatt06.wordpress.com/

I like the concept of food being a positive experience.  I agree with this philosophy.  I always try to have a positive outlook on everything and anything in life.  I like how this blog does that.  I also just love food in general.  I am no cook, but I can appreciate fine dining and all different kinds of foods.  I have never thought about food in such depth before.  I think this concept and this blog is very interesting.

http://sylviamrdth.wordpress.com/

I have been going to Atlantic City since elementary school.  My parents used to take my sister and I with them a lot.  I grew up knowing Atlantic City.  I have only been able to experience Atlantic City over the age of 21 once so far.  This blog is very useful to me.  I would love to know the experience of people my age in Atlantic City and their thoughts and reviews of their nights and the specific venues.  I would definitely consider this blog the next time I want to take a trip to Atlantic City.

Top 5 midterm blogs

http://megdadkins.wordpress.com/

I picked a lot of blogs concerning food.  I just love food.  My hometown is in North Jersey.  My friends and I always just go to the same places.  We like what we like and we do not like change.  We just don’t know where to go.  This blog would be useful to have an opinion of all different types of restaurants in the area that are great   It also has recipes for baking.  I would love to learn to bake desserts.  I love cupcakes.

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4 thoughts on “Midterm Blog Design

  1. Your choice to write a blog on positive thinking is a very bold one indeed. Without having any sort of psychology degree or doctorate you provide a personal approach to the idea. This is very interesting and also very risky. I know that I automatically assumed it was a diary type of blog where you helped to evaluate life decisions and how you can think positively about them. I think being creative and doing something outside the norm was a great way to set your blog a part from the rest.

    It is also nice to see someone else recognizing http://alikatt06.wordpress.com/ for it’s interesting topic choice. Both your blog and hers link things to “positive experiences”. Maybe you two could colaborate in the future together!

  2. I agree with your top 5 midterm blogs. It actually includes one blog that I included in my top 5 as well – Angelica’s. I think it’s funny that you chose 3 different food blogs to be in your top 5 but, hey, you’re consistent! Haha

  3. Interesting choice of top blogs. We have nothing much in common in terms of favorites, but to each his/her own. I do however love food and may want to check more of the blogs that you thought you liked, so thanks for the recommendations!

    I think your midterm blog was one of the more unique ideas. As someone has mentioned, without a degree or professional study in the field, it is truly interesting to hear from a personal point of view. Furthermore, the shift between personal and professional approach in making the blog is interesting. I am looking forward to it! Overall, a very creative idea & very interested to see what content will be released in the future.

  4. I really agree with your top-five choices. You main picks were food related, which was fine because I’m always interested in food and cooking. I checked out some of the food blogs, and I do see that they are very helpful with recipes and what not. I don’t know if you have one, but check out Pintrest– talk about food recipes…I became obsessed with cooking after all the different kinds of foods Pintrest has (all recipes included). You also gave variety with the movie review blog, which was interesting and the DOAC nightlife, nice job!

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