Best Blogs

The More {words}, The Merrier

https://missyalissy.wordpress.com/2017/09/28/the-more-words-the-merrier/

I think this blog really engaged my audience and inspired online conversation due to the article I found with the funny title of “Size Matters.” This article was extremely helpful, though, in confirming my stance about the length of photo captions. I also used concepts discussed in class regarding online writing and design by writing with a personality and including visuals that will keep my readers engaged. This post satisfied the last objective of extending course readings and discussions and connecting them with my personal interests because the iffy reliability of Wikipedia reminded me of the not-so-trustworthy ads and recommendations that I see all over my Instagram feed.

This blog post fulfills the qualities of a successful blog entry that we have previously discussed because I write the way I speak, which helps create a more personal feel when reading my blog. This came pretty naturally to me and, once I got started, it was easy for me to continue my train of thought and get my point across. I also chose a stance, that long posts are typically more personal and meaningful, and this allowed my readers to either agree or disagree with me in the comments. I also tried to leave the audience with something they would remember, like #AllLengthsMatter, that summed up the post. I tried to do this in all of my blogs and it reminded me of how I always like to finish my formal writing with a good closing statement as well.

This blog is representative of the strongest features of my blog this quarter because I really like the outside sources I was able to find. I felt like they were just what I needed to support my argument. Compared to some of my other blog posts, I like that this blog kept up the personal and peppy vibe that I like all of my posts to contain. I want my reader’s to be entertained and really get into what they are reading and I think this blog succeeds at doing that. I know I have read some blogs and clicked to another page before I was done because I was bored by it, but I’d like to think this blog keeps the readers attention until the very end.

Can You Film Me Squatting? I’m trying to go viral here…

https://missyalissy.wordpress.com/2017/10/26/can-you-film-me-squatting-im-trying-to-go-viral-here/

This ~viral~ blog of mine, lol jk, uses my personal writing style to engage the audience and inspire online conversation due to the fact that just about everyone sees fitness videos show up on their social media at some time or another. I applied concepts discussed in class to improve this blog like adding the relevant YouTube clip and including the dictionary definition to break up long paragraphs and inform the reader just how viral the word viral has gotten over the years. I used the course reading about the traits that typically make a story go viral, which allowed me to really take my blog in any direction I wanted to.

This blog post fulfills the qualities of a successful blog entry that we have previously discussed because I have continued to use my own style of writing that is comfortable and fluid to me. Hopefully, it is engaging to the audience as well. Throughout my short blogging career, I have made sure to post immediately after I was done writing and to read my posts out loud. Sometimes I get worried that my reader’s won’t read something quite the way I intended to write it… but I guess that’s just how technology goes sometimes.

This blog is representative of the strongest features of my blog this quarter because it used a lot of different components such as the definition, the YouTube video, and the list. I liked how all of these connected to each other and made the post more interesting to read. I chose a lot of which other blogs to read based off of appearances and I think this blog is visually appealing. The sources in this post were both informative and funny. The last link, to the woman with wine weights, was a silly way to end my informative blog.

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