For my EL236 Writing for the Internet class, our main objective is to effectively write for the internet. So far this semester, we've concentrated on using html (my website) and we've also posted multiple blog entries concerning various topics from the birthday of the smiley :-) to Web Trolls.The most important and relevent thing that I've learned thus far is that our blogs are actuallly read by other people, and we need to be aware of how our audiences will react to our writings. So far this sememster, I've improved writing responses to online articles and I've learned to comment on what other bloggers posted about similar subjects. Communication is everything in the world of Journalism and the Internet. In this blog entry, I intend to share my portfolio of my best entries, which span from proper coverage, timelessness, interaction and depth.
Most of my blog entries include a direct quote at the start of them from our assigned readings.As an example of Coverage, these blog entries offer a little background for my readers if they don't have time to read the original article in its entirety. Some of my especially thoughtful ones include:
Next on the list for my portfolio is papers that have timelessness--that is, I've posted my blog entries prior to class.
As for Interaction, my best example is You're a retard, but I love you? Say what?. ALthough our conversation was cut short, we at least agreed on my opinions in the blog.
For my more indepth blog entries, look to Never go against a Sicilian when Death is on the line!, Honest to Blog, Somebody save me from the Creepers in their momma's basements and You're a retard but I love you? Say what?
Finally, my portfolio will come to a close with my discussions on my classmates' blogs. On Alex Hull's blog entry, Not a Witty Title with Web Shorthand, I posted a comment about web shortand. I also posted on Denamarie's blog concerning Trolls. A Vicious Mockery responds to our reading about web trolls, and how they prey on those who fail to are too gullable to realize they're being trolled.
If you want to see the rest of my blog entries, feel free to return to my main blog page