What is a penguin, anyway?


While reading through the feedly app, (which I love for it’s overall ease!) I stumbled upon an article talking about penguins. I think that Search Engine Journal did an excellent job in attracting an audience with the use of a giant cartoon penguin to make me interested in reading the article. The penguin has something to do with Google’s core algorithm, and it is apparently competing with a panda. I believe I would classify this as having embedded multimedia, because the story is linear but it has pictures thrown in, and seems like your average internet article. In the end, I am still not really sure what a penguin is, but I am 97% sure they aren’t talking about the actual animal.

Blog Analyzation

For this weeks assignment we are to choose three blogs and analyze their relationships with their audiences.

The first blog I chose is www.allthefeelsphotography.com This is a friend’s photography website, and I may be biased but I believe she is extremely talented. The website immediately grabs your attention with large photographs, eye catching fonts and trendy quotes. Building an audience for a photography blog can be easy, but only if you have the talent that your audience is searching for, which this site does. As you scroll down you locate many reviews from former clients which would allow the desired audience to see the perks to using her business. Her posts are personal and bubbly, which give off a friendly vibe.

While searching on the feedly app, the blog at thebeautydepartment.com was suggesed, and as a stereotypical girl I was intrigued, plus I already follow them on facebook. This intended audience would seem to be anyone who is interested in makeup, and they attract viewers with the things someone who is using an app to find out information wants, words like “hack” are used, for someone who is looking for an easier way to accomplish a beauty look. They have tutorials that are easy to follow and tons of pictures to make it as simple as possible. It is easy to navigate through while only having a short time to do so.

In the interest of keeping with the topic of our class, I searched for journalism blogs. There I stumbled upon https://www.searchenginejournal.com/  Immediately articles about Twitter, Google and Facebook popped up, which most audiences are interested in, and are eye grabbing topics. Along with choosing subjects that a majority will be interested in, they keep their articles simple and to the point. I feel they are easily skimmable, and are factual without being boring.



My first blog.

I’ve always wanted to create blog, but I haven’t made the time. Luckily, Journalism 347- Journalism for the Web has created a need to do so. So sit back and enjoy.

Here is a picture of my adorable family.