Wednesday, March 18, 2009

------FINAL BLOG POST---------

Blogging as we all know has become a well known source of receiving news and information as well as a way for people to express their opinion on current events. Though it is an easy way of acknowledging the news because, let face it most of us especially the “younger crowd” no longer pays any attention to the television because we are so infatuated on the new technologies like cell phones, I-pod’s, lab’s, laptops, etc. which on all of those you can be connected to the world wide web, blogging is just away for all the “bloggers” in the world to be able to spread their views on an event. When giving news the viewer should never be able to get a sense of how the newscaster or in this case the bloggers opinion of the event that is taking place. Blogs are often times opinionated and bias and never really give you all the facts of the events which took place.

Take for instance one of the latest blogs that’s been hitting every young bloggers computer screen was the Rihanna and Chris Brown altercation. There has been so much controversy with the different blogs that were posted about them. One site would state one reason the altercation took place between the two pop stars, then you go to another site and there would be a completely different reason on what happened. The one thing that would be present on both sites was that bloggers take on the situation. There were so many different blogs, people were getting false information, and the only thing people were walking away with was bloggers own personal feelings. They were not truly able to form their own feeling on the situation because they were influenced by that of the bloggers.

In the blog “seeing bball from the other side” by Elena she shows and expresses her passion for coaching girl’s basketball. Elena walks the reader through a series of games, basketball plays, and also a dramatic incident that affected her awhile back, the death of her assistant coach Kuben. This blog grabbed my attention because I am someone that enjoys basketball as a whole but what feedback does she receive from someone that’s not really a big sports fan?

Blogs are to me just a source of entertainment. They are to humor us, not to actually educate the reader about the world and the things that take place within it. They are based on the main event in a situation and the blogger will place their perspective of what happened and how they feel about how everything took place. The main purpose of a blog is to be able to tell the world your take on the situation’s and the reader is drawn into the blog by the subject of the blog. They are drawn in because the media and word of mouth, and often are intrigued by the title of the blog itself.

No one should ever be influenced on factual events that are taking place because of the way it was presented to them. When being told news you should be able to form an opinion on your own and also be able to get all the correct facts and not just what the blogger finds relevant. Blogs are just a way for ordinary people to express themselves on worldly events to the public a way to let everyone know how they feel.

work cited:
Elena. “seeing bball from the other side” “story time” 11th February 2009
18 March 2009

Meghan Cahn. “ The Daily Kiss” “Chris Brown Assaults Rihanna” 9th February 2009
9 February.2009

Friday, March 13, 2009

My experience that I had with guess blogging was pretty interesting. I got the opportunity to share some major parts of my life that really impacted my future. When I found out that we were doing guest blogging I wasn’t sure about it because taking on the role to write another person’s blog was something that made me step out my comfort zone.

The blog that I was assigned to following was Elena’s. Being picked for this blog gave me a since of encouragement because similar to Elena we both like sports and we both attended the same high school at some point in time. In Elena’s blog she talks about her experience with coaching and her whole experience she haves with basketball. Being a true basketball fanatic a topic popped in my mind instantly, “I would about talk my freshman year basketball experience at Desales.” I really felt like I Lucked up by getting a chance to guess blog Elena because we just have too many similarities and that gave me an advantage.

So my overall look on guess blogging changed complete. Going through the process and learning how my guess blogger related to my blog and how she gave so many motivating comments really gave me some encouragement.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Guest Blogging Experiment

I have been following Rico's blog about pressure on college students or himself in particular. I agree with him a lot about the pressure you go through. It is a lot different from highschool. Highschool seemed to fly by with little effort. In college you have to addapt to all the changes that needs to be made.

You have to prettty much want to be there, and want to do the best you can do. You have a lot of things that get added to your life. You start having to get your own ride (no busses), get your own apartment or place to stay, and even just the responsibilites of paying bills. You still want to have fun, but you have to know when is the best time to hang out and just go out.

College seems to make you more mature then what you was. All the responsibilites you abtain set you in the right path. So besides all the new responsibilites you also have a lot of other new things to go through.

It is a good way to start meeting new people. You can meet new people through classes or other things at school. You also might go out a little more to different places, and there is the job you might get. You might get more than one job.

The bottom thing is that college is a great thing to experience. Besides all the pressure you do learn great things, and hopefully come out with a new job. Alough there is still days I don't want to go to class, I still want to be there in general.