What We did Well:
- Creative posts (dancing, LGBT, volunteering, naming, political primaries)
- Well written
- Good use of social media
- 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
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)
Reader’s Choice Award – Opening Doors and Hearts (Max)
Sifting the Ripple – Embrace the Rainbow (Chris)
- 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
- Feedback on semester’s blog posts (structure vs unstructured, creative writing, audience, blog as social media tool)
- How can we capture the creative spirit of the last blog posts and transform it to early blog posts?
- Reflect and write down:
- Most memorable blog post this semester (someone else’s)
- Your own favorite post
Most Creative: Mary B.
Best Title: Robbie Spencer
We Would Like to See This Soon… : Rafi
Good work on all of your innovative blogs this week. We enjoyed reading about all of your ideas. Keep commenting! We strongly encourage conversation in the comments section of your blogs.
What we Did Well
- Keeping posts interesting and entertaining to read
- Comments brought up new points and ideas to form a discussion, there was a good mix of jokes/continuing the trend of satire while also having thought provoking points and ideas
Continue reading Blog Council Report: Onion News
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.
posing questions at the end of posts
rating posts you read
creating and voting on polls
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”
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.”
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.
- Great utilization of media
- Posts/comments got to the point quick
- Good job linking back to class material
- Being critical of the companies chosen
- 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
BCG – Caleb
Best Picture Overall:
Cheesecake Factory – William
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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:
- Should be informative but still hook the reader
- Tying the title back into the end of the blog can be a very effective literary technique
- Good job getting to the point
- Comments can be broken up into smaller comments if they are distinct points
- 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:
Featured Picture: Mike Daisey