Blogging Reflection: Worthwhile or Not

Mrs. Kelly, my grammar teacher, wanted our input for what we thought of bogging.

Blogging was worthwhile, but at the same time, it was not.  Blogging helped my grammar and punctuation to become better.  Also, I enjoyed expressing my creativity through the blogging challenges.  But it was hard for me to navigate around other’s blogs and my blog.  I did not know how to do things such as widgets and such.  And also, the week challenges were sometimes not fun and exciting.  But we did use it for our own personal uses, such as for poems that we wrote and for a book report that we wrote for the 2nd trimester.  I think that children in elementary and lower should not be able to use blogs.  Also, I think that the amount of widgets that are able to be used should be restricted.  I have noticed that a lot of people’s blogs have been somewhat too distracting due to the amount of widgets that they have uploaded onto to their blog.  But I still think that we should be able to choose which blogging challenges we want to do, and that we should still blog.

Week 10 Challenge: Time to Evaluate

For the Week 10 blogging challenge, I had my twin sister, Emma, evaluate the strong and weak points of my blog.

Q: What first stood out to you about my blog?

A: When I first saw your blog, I noticed your vibrant green header.  It was very creative.

Q: Which post did you think was most interesting, and why?

A: Well, I think your Week 8 post was the most interesting to read because it was very well written and you described the most important events that happened in the movie, It’s A Wonderful Life, just enough so that the reader could actually visualize what the movie was about.  I especially liked your post because I saw the movie with you and it brought back great memories!  I am so glad that you learned a moral lesson from the movie, a very important one, as I did also.  Well done!

Q: What distracted you on my blog?

A: Well, Aidan, I didn’t really notice any distracting things on your blog because you didn’t have too many widgets and your theme was very simple, yet vibrant, not giving off a too distracting look.

Q: What suggestions can you give me to improve my blog?

A: Some suggestions are that you should definitely get a widget that moves, perhaps one of those moving animals.  That would contribute greatly to your blog and attract even more followers!  But I think that overall, your blog is a very good one.

 

Week 9 Challenge: Count Out Three

For the week 9 challenge, I visited a few blogs and left some comments………..  But I was greatly frustrated, some people did not even have links, my internet connection was slow and sometimes did not work, and I could not find enough time to look for people who had links.  But I found some blogs that were very noteworthy, Jarrod’s blog, Alex’s blog, and Cleo’s blog.  And the posts that really stood out on each blog were Happy Mothers day 2012, from Jarrod, Week 9: The Game, from Alex, and Week 8: Live Life To The Fullest, from Cleo.  All of these were spectacular blogs and posts, so please visit and comment on these excellent blogs!

Week 8: Game Preparation

For the Week 8 Blogging Challenge, I’ve decided to write about a life moral that I have learned that has greatly impacted my life.  I have learned to be grateful for my life by watching the movie, It’s a Wonderful Life, by Frank Capra.  It is about a man who had given up his life to help the poor in his community, Bedford Falls.  He gives up his dreams for the happiness of his brother and those surrounding him.  When 8,000 dollars of his company’s money is misplaced, he will be placed in jail if he does not turn in the missing money to the bank.  And he wishes that he was never born.  But then his angel sent to help him appears and shows him what Bedford Falls would be like without him.  He realizes how much he wishes that he had his old life again.  And his guardian angel brings him back to his old life.  Just like him, I’ve learned to be thankful for all the things around me, from my parents to being able to attend school everyday.

Week 7: Too much work, now have fun

I decided to draw a picture of a Transformer from the Beast Wars for the

Week 7 blogging challenge.  I also decided to use this is sand to create

a volcano.

Week 6: Let’s Work

This week, the blogging challenge pertains to work.  But a special type of work is volunteer work.  For volunteer work, I would want to help children with special needs, autism, etc.

Children with those unique needs have greatly impacted my life, because my brother is diagnosed with autism.  I have to meet his every need as best as I can.  Sometimes I love him as he is.  But other times, he feels like a burden on my shoulders like chains holding me back.  I’ve realized that I can’t do anything about it.  So I might as well take care of my brother to the best of my abilities.

That is why I want to help children with special needs.  I would like to teach them at least the basic skills of life, like how to brush your teeth properly or how to dress and undress without anyone’s help.  I would like to help those who are in need of help.  Many children in the past have been neglected who have special needs.  And I intend to help those kids who deserve  a life and chance full of love and laughter.

Week 4 Challenge

This week 4 challenge (go global) has inspired me to write about a major ordeal that humans face in modern times.

One major current problem in our world today is clean water:  with every 20 seconds passing, a child dies due to a water- related illness and women have to travel 200 million miles everyday to collect water for their families that may not even be sanitary.

Organizations that help:  water.org and globalwater.org

Water.org delivers water and sanitation solutions to the villages that they attempt to help.

Globalwater.org creates safer water supplies, sanitation facilities and hygiene-related facilities for rural villagers living in developing nations.

A way you can help: simply donate to the organizations above or any other organizations that help rid our world of unclean water.

Will you answer the call for help?

http://www.crwestrotary.org/GhanaWaterProject.cfm

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Recommendations

We have just completed the first week of the student blogging challenge.  All the challenges were fun to write and I thoroughly enjoyed writing about the challenges that made me think about what that really means.  I visited a few other people’s blogs this week and found 3 that really stood out to me: Malia’s blogs for her eloquence and amazing detail, Allan’s for his multi-color words that really attracted me, and Hala’s blog for her creative topic for her post.  These have made me want to write better and to try harder to improve my writing.  I have greatly enjoyed the past week and am looking forward to the surprises waiting in the coming week!