My creative process for the midterm was very awry at first. The original topic I picked for my mid-term blog was a Greek life blog on all things sorority. I was excited for this topic because Greek life has become such a huge part of my personal life here at Rutgers. However, when it came time to sit down and try to think of different concepts and pages I wanted to add to the blog I couldn’t think of much. Also, there are over thousands of Greek life blogs and after realizing that I came to the conclusion that a Greek life blog wasn’t something I would keep up with.
My next topic choice for my mid term blog scared me. Reading tarot cards is not something I bring up in daily conversation with acquaintances. After careful consideration, thinking about all the possible consequences that could happen by going forward with this blog, I decided to throw caution to the wind and go ahead with it. This is a topic I am fairly competent in and it is interesting to teach people about and there are not as many blogs on this subject as others. Once I made the decision to go ahead with the blog it was as easy as breathing or blinking. I enjoyed the whole process and really wanted to make my blog something that people could seek out and really find themselves in. Making the short video was my favorite part because I was able to give a bit of my world to my audience knowing that many will appreciate it. My first post was an introduction to me and how I intend to help my audience in their spiritual journey and I hope to post more content guiding people through their journey. Overall, I am very proud of my blog and intend to keep it going for other people like me who enjoy meditation, tarot, intuition, and the occult in general.
My top five mid term blogs are as follows:
- Makeup by Ang -https://makeupbyangblog.wordpress.com
- Fork It Up – https://forkkitup.wordpress.com
- Happy and Healthy 365- https://happyandhealthy365blog.wordpress.com
- Give Me the Aux -https://givemetheauxblog.wordpress.com
- Just Go Shoot! -https://justgoshootblog.wordpress.com
Makeup by Ang
When you first enter the blog you can tell right away it its clean cut and beautiful in simplicity. I love that pictures she chose because it really captures what the blog is intended for. Linking the twitter and instagram accounts to the page is also a great idea to increase traffic to her other accounts as well as her site. The youtube video was my favorite part, it was put together very well and very professional. #MakeupSelfies was the second best part so fun and creative, very aesthetically pleasing! If someone were to see this blog they would never know it was created for an educational purpose.
Fork It Up
In the past few months food has become the hottest new trend and how would we know what to try without an amazing food blog? Fork It Up’s blog post layout was very different and creative. I clicked on the first post featuring Playa Bowls and the photo was presented on the side of the page which made the meal look even more appetizing. The headers and graphics were all high quality photos which makes the site all the more trustworthy to people who happen to stumble upon the site. The screencast of Alanna’s pinterest board was a great addition to the site because it showed the variety we would eventually see on her blog within her posts, as well as documenting her experiences with each recipe.
Happy and Healthy 365
The topic of this blog is different than the usual ones you find online. A blog that caters to college students focusing on physical and mental health is really great concept that could really have an impact on many college students across the country. I enjoyed the layout for this blog as well, it is very fitting for the content provided. I think its amazing that all the photos were original as well as the video. The blog takes a three step approach to its topic; food, mental health, and physical health. Because it is not focusing on one single aspect of being “healthy”it makes it more credible to the audience. This is a blog I would follow and constantly look for new posts on to find more exciting ways of being healthy overall.
Give Me the Aux
This blog is completely original from the second your browser takes you to the site. The header is eye catching with the title of the blog at the top and the background picture saying, “HIP HOP Immortals.” The video produced titled “cultural conversations” was so well edited and very interesting I really hope actually becomes a series because I would constantly watch. Great music blogs are scarce but this is a great one. The layout is clear cut and easy to follow making the blog flow overall. I look forward to the next posts and being in touch with the latest music and hip hop trends.
Just Go Shoot!
The first thing I noticed about this blog was the liberal use of white space which is really great considering that the content of the blog is high quality photography and the main focus should be on that and not the surrounding areas of the photo. Jeff’s blog is an informative blog and its goal is to help people master the art of photography (or if you’re anything like me at least attempt to master the art of photography). The screencast on how to edit a photo will really come in handy to those who have virtually no experience in the area, it is so helpful. There are multiple posts already and I look forward to there being more!