Official blog of Clark's Blogging for Journalists class, Mass Communication department
I love how both of the bloggers are really staying true to themselves. You don't have to blog to make other people happy. Blogging is about taking the words inside of you and putting them out there, just hoping that maybe someone will connect with them. It doesn't have to be a full heart-to-heart, but even just a little "I understand" can make all of it worth it.
I think the most important information I gathered from Leslie's presentation was the importance of connecting with the audience. If you interact with your readers, you will acquire a greater following. I loved Sunshine's presentation and the blogger she chose to follow. I think her advice about passion is key to being a decent blogger. The more you put your heart into your blog the better it will be.
Leslie- Oh my! I love the blog (I'll follow it too) and your presentation. Very neat and you just nailed it. You chose a very interesting blog and did a good job for getting information about it and shared it to us.Sunshine- Great job! I like how you chose Amanda Keith's blog. I'm going to start following her too. Good presentation and it's amazing to know that a lot of people really know how to market themselves/ideas to other people.
I enjoyed both blogs today. I like that fact that both blogs gave the advice to really place your heart in your blog. Most people now a days work a job for a paycheck and not because they love what they do. What these blogs reminded me of is that you only have one life and you should spend it doing things you love.
I like that Leslie interviewed such an accomplished blogger! We haven't heard of anyone who blogs full time as their career and makes enough to live in Manhattan. And that even though she's so successful, she had the same advice as most of our other bloggers, write with your heart.
Leslie's presentation had so many interesting facts. The one thought I was left with the most was Jo's advice, "write about what you love."I always love when small town girls make a positive name out of themselves and I believe that's what Amanda Keith has started. My favorite thing about her blog is how it has evolved and grown. I would like to allow my blog to grow as well.
Sunshine - I really like photo blogs because it is one of many ways to show creativity and craftiness, which I think is very present in this blog. Something I've learned from this blog and the one I presented on is that when the content of your posts are about something that you love it looks easy. Great job, Sunshine!
Leslie Nation's presentation showed me that a blog takes at least two years to gain a serious following. These two years require constant postings with the fervor and discipline of a professional journalist. Sunshine's lecture said to not be particularly particular in the selection of blog material. This allows the blog to evolve.
In both Leslie and Sunshine's blog presentation the bloggers come from two very different upbringings one from Europe who made her way to Manhattan and the other a small town girl from Oklahoma. What they have in common is the passionate approach to blogging Joanna has created a well established following of her blog and Indie is building a strong following as well. The two share in putting lots of time in the blogs and having a lot of heart placed in every post.
Leslie's blog is filled with content that is from the heart because she blogs about her life and interest. I feel that she shares her feelings and life to the world because it has become a remedy to escape from stress of the world. Sunshine's blog is very nice because following a photographer that blog shows a lot of expression. The photos can be taken as images that tells a story throughout each posts. I enjoy photography blogs because it allows people to see what the readers see and that helps the readers to be engage with the blogger.
I feel both blogs are great examples of a person using the medium to show who they are and of what they are made. When a blog is this personal, one can't help from writing from their heart.
Leslie's adopted blog she chose to adopt was unlike any other blogs I have seen. The blogger Jo, had such a rich background that took center stage in her blog. I liked how aesthetically pleasing her blog was. she again reiterated the fact that your heart needs to be put in to each of your posts. Great job Leslie!Sunshine's adopted blog also left me with a warm feeling. I liked how the blogger is local, and has overcome her anxiety disorder though blogging. I like her advice about how you should not blog about one thing, but about many thing that are present in your everyday life.
I really like Leslie's presentation and I am impressed how Jo can afford to make blogging her full-time job. Sunshine had a good presentation too. I agree with her about the white space on the blog. It is a good blog though and I may do a photo/hour one day too, that was a good idea.