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Blog Council: Ripple Effect


What We did Well: 

  • Creative posts (dancing, LGBT, volunteering, naming, political primaries)
  • Well written
  • Good use of social media

Eek!: 

  • How do you initiate some of these ideas?
    • Daily kindness is already prevalent in society…keep thinking & get creative about your ripple ideas!
  • Shorter posts – last class so we forgive you seniors
  • Lack of comments

Awards

Happy Award – Shake it Off (Aylin)

Sustainable Lifestyle Award – Unplugging: All the Cool Kids are Doing it (Greg)

Pay it Forward Award – Small Acts Transform the World (William)

Largest Ripple Effect – Taking the Volunteer out of Volunteering (Rafi)

Honorary Awards:

Reader’s Choice Award – Opening Doors and Hearts (Max)

Sifting the Ripple – Embrace the Rainbow (Chris)

Previous Prompts:

  • Prompt 1 – Past Blogs
  • Prompt 2 – Apple Justice Global’n Tech Drama
  • Prompt 3 – Deeper into ITruth
  • Prompt 4 – Pop Culture Profundity
  • Prompt 5 – Great Places Great Things?
  • Prompt 6 – Find an Org for P2
  • Prompt 7 – Onion News
  • Prompt 8 – Musk Challenge
  • Prompt 9 – Who Would You Take To Dinner?
  • Prompt 10 – Ripple or Tipping Point Actions

Discussion:

  1. Feedback on semester’s blog posts (structure vs unstructured, creative writing, audience, blog as social media tool)
  2. How can we capture the creative spirit of the last blog posts and transform it to early blog posts?
  3. Reflect and write down:
    1. Most memorable blog post this semester (someone else’s)
    2. Your own favorite post
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Blog Council: Finding an Organization for Paper 2


Overview:

This week, Rafi, Sasha, and I (Megan) enjoyed learning about many ethical issues and organizations we weren’t aware of.

Most posts showed great ideas and facts about the company/organization and the authors seemed very interested in their respective topics.  For Paper 2, be sure to go beyond the surface and delve into the ethics of the company/organization you chose.

Slam dunks:

posing questions at the end of posts

rating posts you read

creating and voting on polls

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Fouls:

read others’ comments before posting your own comment

ensure you link to your source when writing facts/statistics

make an effort to respond to the comments others make on your post

Patriot league champ (Lafayette):

Greg – 2.3 MILES MAKES A GIANT DIFFERENCE

Best Mascot (Chauncey the Chanticleer, Coastal Carolina):

Chris – “SOCCER IS A RELIGION AND FIFA IS ITS CHURCH”

Kentucky:

Jess – INSITE: THE PROBLEM OR THE SOLUTION?

Cinderella Story (UAB):

William – “WE DON’T HIRE PEOPLE TO BAKE BROWNIES, WE BAKE BROWNIES TO HIRE PEOPLE.”

Blog Council: Are Good Companies Doing Good Things?


Hope you all had a good and relaxing spring break!

Aylin, Mary, Ashley and Jordi really enjoyed reading all of your posts this week.

It was clear that the class enjoyed this prompt and took time to do some really interesting research into some well-known company.

Yay’s:

  • Great utilization of media
  • Posts/comments got to the point quick
  • Good job linking back to class material
  • Being critical of the companies chosen

Nay’s:

  • VOTE on polls
  • RATE the posts you read
  • Remember to link back to sources
  • Pose questions for your readers throughout your posts

And the Academy Awards Go To…

Best Adapted Screenplays:

AFLAC – Shaun

Medecin Sans Frontieres – Jess

Container Store – Megan

Best Director:

BCG – Caleb

Best Picture Overall:

Cheesecake Factory – William

Feature Image: http://images.bwwstatic.com/columnpic6/9208D63C-9554-AD60-372C9405B9376F84.jpg

Blog Council 1


This week’s blog council consisted of Jordi Comas, Luke Vreeland, and Will Owens. We really enjoyed going through everyone’s posts and comments and we hope you like our theme change. Before announcing what we thought were some of the best posts, we thought it could be helpful to give some general feedback:

  • Titles
    • Should be informative but still hook the reader
      • Controversial
      • Clever
      • Wordplay
      • Quote
    • Tying the title back into the end of the blog can be a very effective literary technique
  • Comments
    • Good job getting to the point
    • Comments can be broken up into smaller comments if they are distinct points
  • Proofreading
    • Proofread your posts before submitting!
    • Example: This American Life should be in italics

 

Everyone did a great job, but here are a few posts that we thought stood out:

Best Title:

Best Overall:

Honorable Mentions:

Featured Picture: Mike Daisey