This post is just to check in and reflect on how my blog is doing so far. Right now my website still feels real raw and empty, mostly because I’ve only been posting for class, but I’m getting the hang of it and I feel like I’ve learned a bit about WordPress and blogging in general. I’m feeling better about the layout, and if I potentially want to add more pages to the top of the blog, I feel comfortable and confident that I can do that. I also know more about posting pictures and text together, making links look appealing, and using tags and categories. My stats are probably average compared to other classmates, nothing special or too out of the ordinary. I definitely see that more people tend to visit on Mondays and Tuesdays, but that’s probably all my fellow classmates being good and not procrastinating on their homework! As far as the “real world” goes, and in comparison to other health blogs, my blog has a long way to go, but I’m not entirely disappointed in how the blog is going so far. I haven’t posted too much about healthy eating and lifestyle, but I have a few followers that are trying to do similar things (you rock!!) I would need to post a lot more content and a lot more useful content that aligns with more of the purpose of my blog and its goals.
This week’s assignment was really cute and fun. I decided to Powerpuff myself because I used to watch Powerpuff girls all the time when I was younger (and had a Powerpuff girl themed birthday party! Hehe.) The platform itself was point-and-click which was very easy to use. When things are too complicated, I find I don’t have a lot of patience unless I’m really very motivated to do something. For something fun like this, I would have moved on very quickly if it wasn’t easy to use.
I like this type of fan art because it makes my reflect a bit on who I am and what my character would be like based on my character as a person. The physical part was pretty straightforward for me, I picked features that looked most like I do in real life- brown hair, eyes, a little tan, etc. Then you have to decide what your superpower is going to be by answering some questions. I answered again based on what I’d do in real life. My superpower would be healing, I’d most likely mediate if there were problems among my friends because I’ve been asked to do that a few times before, I’d like to be known for curing a disease, and so on and so forth. I’m the “friend defender” which I think is cute and I think the description is pretty accurate. I think my friends and my coworkers know I’ll call someone out for being a jerk and I do tend to root or at least sympathize for the underdog in sports and competitions.
I decided to link to a picture of fruits and veggies in wheel since it aligns with this being a health blog. On numerous occasions I’ve seen the “color wheel” drawings with fruits in veggies that basically describe the nutrients found in fruits and veggies that are a certain color and all the health benefits of those nutrients. Very rarely do you find one that looks “real” so to speak. I feel like I could walk around a farmers market and come across something that looks this. Plus it’s fun and makes me think of game shows!
If I understand correctly, I can use this picture for a number of reasons. First, under “Purpose”, my use of this picture is for reasons that favor “fair use”: teaching – since this is for school, comment – since I commented on the picture above, restricted access – since this is most likely going to be seen by our specific class. This also comes up again under “Amount” – our class is small. This picture also only makes up a portion of my blog- it isn’t the main focal point.
Under “Nature”, I could fall under all three of the “fair use” points: this blog is published, it is nonfiction based, and (I believe) important to favored educational objectives. The last point I’m not 100% sure I understand, but I think it’s “favored educational objectives” because I’m saying “eat fruits and veggies” not “how to murder your roommate and get away with it”? As far as “Effect” goes, I’m honestly not sure. I’m not technically making any copies, and I don’t believe my posting this will have any effect on the market.
I feel like this language is a bit gray and I could swing certain things either way with a “well technically…”, but I definitely see the value in finding out the usage terms for media because I’ve heard there can be very serious repercussions for not complying to these terms!
This would be my first blog as an adult. I had a xanga page in middle or high school (I can’t even remember when!) and I found it a lot easier to set up. It could be because I wasn’t really busy and I was a lot more patient, or I’m getting old and less tech-savvy! Yikes!
I still want to mess around with the fonts and themes because I’m still not happy with this appearance.
I’ve always wanted to journal everyday, but I’ve never committed. It’s also hard eating and being healthy and having a crazy schedule, but I’m hoping this blog will keep me more on track.
Just want to shout out to the best limited edition flavor ever, RIP.
(image from http://www.benjerry.com/whats-new/2014/peanut-butter-half-baked )
Nowadays my weakness is Cherry Garcia. I have a sweet tooth, I don’t think exercising is fun, and I love steak. These are not the components of a healthy person!
All I’ve eaten today was coffee for breakfast, oatmeal for lunch, and not even a full bottle of water. It’s also my first day back from vacation, so this is the healthiest I’ve eaten in 2 weeks (yikes again).
My only goal today is to drink a lot more water, de-stress a bit, and eat an actual meal today (not just Cherry Garcia.) You can see I have a long way to go from being a typical health blogger, but maybe this blog will inspire someone to make some better decisions and be more conscious of their health habits, while helping/shaming me into being healthier.
Thanks for visiting my page!