Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Blogging in General

Blogging is a very interesting experience to try. Having to write a blog for an English class and having to write ten posts for a class assignment, I became very efficient with the blogging experience. I would tell anyone who wants to write a blog that they would have some fun with it.

Blogging can be used for anything, because you can choose the topic to write about. People may make there blog about TV shows, school, religion, and even the news. It is a broad place on the internet, and it allows people to communicate with each other and voice their own opinion. Blog sites are written to let other people know how they feel about a subject. It gives you the opportunity to say what you want. I am writing about my pregnancy, and the things I am going through. I get people to learn more about me, and what it is like to be pregnant. You get to release the thoughts on your mind. One real nice thing about this blog is that everyone is going to see how cute my daughter is (ha-ha).

Blogging is best used for personal experiences. When you pick something you are personally interested in, it would create the best blog. Writing about something that you voice your opinion in might get some people confused. Any one can read a blog that has access to the internet, because they want to obtain information on the subject. For example, if you are blogging about events on the news, and you start to state your own opinion people might get confused. They would know what happened in the event; however they would get your perspective. Another way to explain it is you can blog about anything. So I blogging about the news event, and my next blog might be aliens attacked. Someone might read that and think it is true. They would go on believing it, until they heard differently. If you start your blog by saying this is something to do with my perspective, and my thoughts on the subject it might be different. A lot of people will just read the interesting events, and look at the big picture. They will not go into detail to look and see if the source is reliable. It is kind of like the statement “Don’t believe everything you hear”. An example of a real bolg with false news is http://phonynews.blogspot.com/.

Every blog site shows some characteristics of our culture. Each person makes up a part of the society, and they write or voice their opinion creates the way our society looks. When other people read their post they will obtain some information or experiences from the other person. So if I was to write about my way of life, people would learn the way of an American life. Each person they would read about would show some different ways of society. They might show anything for example the way we dress, food we eat, people we favor, events we do, and even sports. There’re so many different characteristics that can be learned from the internet. It would be hard to name them all. People may not even realize what they are learning, because they would not address it as a part of society. For example, you see an outfit you like, and then you go get the outfit at the store. You then have picked up something that is from a different culture or society. Another example might be like, Chinese food.

One thing that about blogs is they are repetitive. They have many of the same blogs. Yes it will be your own opinion on the subject, but ten people will write about it. People might get tired of looking at all the views. They like to believe their own perspectives.

Overall blogging made the English class fun. If I had to do it all over I would not mind it. Some things might need to be “filtered”, but then it might not be as exciting. So I might continue the blog, because it is about the subject I like, my pregnancy.
Works cited
Valenti, Jessica (2009, March).Feministing.Retrieved March 13, 2009, http://www.feministing.com/2008/08/
Sam, Serg (2008,Sept.)Phony News - Credible But false News. Retrieved March 13, 2009,
Tom.(2009, March).My space. Retrieved March 13, 2009, http://www.myspace.com/

Thursday, March 12, 2009


I went to my 20 weeks doctors’ appointment today. Everything was great with the baby, although my blood pressure was high. The great news is that I am having a GIRL.

Now that I know what I am having it is going to be a lot better. I can start to plan and get ready for more things. I can think of the name, and start getting the cloths.

The only thing that is really hard to think about is how much the kid is going to cost.
1. Dippers
2. Formula
3. Crib
4. Pacifiers
5. Cloths
6. Bottles
7. Toys
I have to get so much stuff, and really don't have that much time. It will all work out though, and my kid will at least get everything it NEEDS. It does have family and friends to help.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

About Guest Blogging

Everyone in our class had to guest blog on another classmates blog, and I really enjoyed the experiment. It was not as bad as I thought it was going to be. I thought it would be a lot harder to make sure what you was writing fit into their topic, but I had to write about a broad topic. I had to write a post on Rico’s blog about College Pressures. If you’re a student it would be easy to understand and write about that topic. Other people had to guest blog on another topic. They might be able to relate, while others it was kind of hard.

Our class also had to try to guess what person wrote on whose blog. Some of them were able to guess exactly who wrote it, and others could not have a clue. Me personally, I might have been able to guess two or three of them on the first try. If I got to do it again I probably would have made my post a little trickier. I would have included fewer clues, and fit in better with his writings.

Overall if sending the post was not so difficult I would really have like it. When I got my post sent, and the one I received posted faster it made it all that better. Looking back I don’t see why it was so difficult, but I got it done and started the commenting.

Guest Blogger

My name is ****and I am this weeks guest blogger. I don’t know much about pregnancy or that about anything concerning the female body and its functions, but I will try my best and write my thoughts and feelings on the topic. Teenage pregnancy appears to become more and more predominant in society. It seems like more and more girls are faced with the responsibilities and the decision of bearing and raising a child. I believe that it is completely up to the mother if she wants to take on the responsibilities. I’m not really what else to say about it. I’m sure that everyone has either had a friend or someone they know who was young for having children. If I had a close friend who became pregnant I support her in any decision she made, because I’d expect the same out of her.