The First Week has Come and Gone.

Week 1 – Weekly Summary

  • How well do you feel you completed the requirements of the week’s assignments?

I believe that I completed them to my best ability. That being said, I think that I did well to complete the requirements of this week’s assignments, though some of them I did not believe were explicitly stated to the point that it counted as an assignment and required a post on its own.

  • What gave you trouble? What did you enjoy most? What did you learn?

The photograph safari gave me the most trouble, seeing as it wasn’t that easy to find the photos I came across in the timeframe given. Also, the taking a picture of myself and posting it online, which I do not enjoy doing. Nonetheless, I enjoyed looking through the different visual assignments and also coming up with a blog name. I don’t think I’ve learned anything new this week, seeing as I have used WordPress and other sources before.

  • What would you do differently? What questions to you have?

I would have liked to complete making my website earlier on, so I could spend more time creating the content, instead of trying to complete it all within a week. No, I do not have any questions.

  • What are some of the larger issues surrounding your work? Cultural/Societal implications?

I don’t think there are any larger issues surrounding my work. My blog’s title is about this being a blog about just a normal day that I experience. I have yet to be able to tie any posts to that title and instead use the final lines of my post to do so. I also can’t find any cultural or societal implications that I can explicitely see? Unless this deals with my twitter posts, but even those are small and have the only implications that I possessed toys as a child in varying degrees.

 

  1. Commentary on Setting Up your Domain and Social Media

It wasn’t that much of a trouble setting my domain or going through the multitple social media sites. All I needed was a new gmail account and then to link all those social media accounts to that gmail account. After the first two social media accounts of typing in the same information, it became easier to remember.

  1. A link to a multimodal introduction blog post
  2. Commentary of Customizing your blog

I already knew a lot about WordPress, as I had attempted to create blogs in the past, so customizing didn’t come that hard. I decided on a static front page, a blog, and the introduction video to be my menu. I picked a white background theme and purple writing in the handwritten type of font so that it could appear like a journal. Then I played around with the appearance, until I felt like everything fit. After that, finally, I published the site.

  1. A link to a reflection about all the material you viewed/read about visuals of storytelling
  2. A link to your Photo Safari
  3. A link to your Photoreflection (Included in the Photo Safari)
  4. A link to your reflection on the photo safari (Included in the Photo Safari)
  5. Links to Three Daily Creates
  6. Links to 4 different visual assignment blog post
  7. Reflection on how you felt about the Visual Storytelling.

After a week of taking photos, I believe Visual Storytelling takes some time. I have taken a class on visual storytelling in high school to fulfill a credit. It was a simple to take and included many of the same features as this first week, i.e. taking photos, creating a blog, and posting. Like the class, I feel like I just can’t grasp the concept of visual storytelling in the right way.

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