Thursday, January 22, 2015

Writing and Design

From this discussion about writing and design it has better helped me understand that there is so much design and art that actually goes into writing. The two go hand in hand when trying to write an essay or any type of writing. It is easy to write an OK paper but when you put in the design and artistic aspect into it, that is what makes the essay or any type of writing great. Design really plays a key role in audience. If there is no design in writing it is going to be very hard to actually capture the audience and keep them interested through the whole writing. i think the design aspect of written communication is really what differentiates people and makes them stand out. I think that is why i have always struggled with writing because i feel like i don't have that artistic and creative ability in me to really make a paper stand out and to capture an audience's attention. I have friends and family members that bring that aspect into their writing and i envy them for that because it makes me just want to read more of what they wrote and really keeps me focused in on what i am reading. This discussion has really opened my eyes to see how much really goes into written communication and making that connection between writing and design.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

What I think about Blogs

What I Think About Blogs
I think blogs are a very good way to express one’s feelings and emotions. I do think a blog can be useful to some people. I think it could be useful in the way that it could be therapeutic to some people. I think any kind of person can blog, but I don’t think I would, besides in this class. I think the kind of person that blogs is the kind that is a very open and creative writer, someone that doesn't really care what other people think of them, but also may be very shy and quiet. A blog might be able to have a use for me, which would probably be mostly the therapeutic type of way. I think it would also help improve my writing and really help me be more creative. I think a writing class uses a blog to teach people to really open up in their writing and to teach them not to hold back. I think it would help teach people to also be more confident in what they are writing. I think we will use a blog in this class to talk about some recent book or articles that we will be reading and to reflect on those and share our opinions. I think the blog will be somewhat like the one that is described in the article, but then also reflecting on some things that aren't as personal.