Looking back on this quarter, I have really enjoyed blogging more than I thought I would. Not only was it fun to write my own blogs, but reading blogs from my classmates has allowed me to see things in different ways. Personally, one of my favorite blogs to write, and one of my strongest blogs, was my post from our second week of blogging. My blog post, Have Copyrighting and Trademarking Gone Too Far??, is based off of the readings we did on class by Lawrence Lessig on remixing media. The first week of blogging I was not really sure what to expect or what to post, but the second week, after seeing some great examples from our class, I was able to really get into it. I used links, pictures, quotes, and videos throughout the blog to help make my point. In addition, I think that I did a good job making it easy to read and trying to engage the reader by asking questions at the end.
I think that my second strongest blog was “If you could live forever, would you?” Again, I really enjoyed writing this blog. As a biomedical engineer, what happens after death is something that is very interesting to me and finding the article I did about cloning was even more exciting! To be able to incorporate something that I was very interested in allowed me, I hope, to write a good blog that was interesting to read and made people think about this topic in new ways. In addition, one of the questions I ask, about how far is too far, is very open ended and allows different people to express their different views on the issue.
I think that one of my best comments was on Eric’s blog about Viral Marketing. I thought that this article was very interesting to read and did a good job of incorporating concepts we discussed in class. I think my comment did a good job of addressing the topics and questions Eric presented. Another thing about this comment that I liked was the fact that I was able to talk about Chandler’s comment on the article in my comment. His comment added a lot to the post and he commented on something that this blog made me think of, so I was excited to see I was not the only one who thought of viral videos gone wrong.
My second comment I have chosen to be one of my strongest is the comment on Chandler’s blog about the Ice Bucket Challenge being wasteful. I was excited about this comment because I felt like I was able to add something of value to his post. He was asking for other internet trends that could be wasteful and although I wasn’t able to think of another internet trend (that had not already been talked about in the comments above), I think that talking about music videos was relevant and has to do with people being wasteful for the enjoyment of internet users. I can think of multiple examples where I have heard of celebrities being wasteful with water and countless other resources while making videos.