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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Blogging Experience

I had a Xanga when I was in middle school, but that doesn’t really count since I was a little young and didn’t really do much with it before I stopped using the site.  I consider this to be my first blogging experience.  When we started building our blogs in class it was really easy.  I did not have any trouble at all.  Of course, when I went to go finish the building process and the assignment for this week, I came to a dead end when my blog was disabled for awhile there.  Good news! It’s up and running again as you can see.  Honestly, the assignment and how WordPress is set up makes the building process organized and easy to do.  It was just a matter of actually doing and personalizing it.

Since my blog was disabled for a little bit and there were a lot of blogs already made for this class, I went to go check out some of those before I continued to build this blog.  Originally, I was going to make it plain and simple with a solid color for a background.  As I looked at other people’s blogs, I noticed that there were some really detailed ones and some really bland ones.  I decided not to be boring.  My background and my header image might seem a little random, but I love puppies and cute things and I really like trippy colorful things too.  My header text is a quote that a really like and identify with a lot.  Generally, I try not to take things too seriously and I always try to be positive.

This image is from Google Images.

I like this image.  I thought about this image for the background, but I went with the one I did.  It’s almost like it’s smoke.

This image is from Google Images

I was going to choose this picture for the header image.  This cat is just really silly and happy.  I like dogs better though.

I don’t have a set agenda for what this blog will be about in relation to the assignments that will be given.  Given the choice of topics for future assignments, it will probably just be a mix of all the things I just mentioned above like cute, trippy, and positive things.

I hope you all enjoy.