Archive forJanuary, 2015

Three Blogs

Blog #1:  The Impossible Cool

I absolutely love photography, I am not a photographer myself but I have found a blog where amazing portraits of people throughout history are shared. The blog is called The Impossible Cool, (http://theimpossiblecool.tumblr.com) which is a catchy blog name, it doesn’t specify the content of the blog which is pretty amazing to me because it has been hard for me to create a blog name that doesn’t incorporate what my content will be.

Greatest Strength- The greatest strength of this blog is the amazing photography that it offers, especially because these are images that aren’t too popular among society. All of the pictures are of famous people who have left a mark on our planet within history, music, politics, art, movies, writers, fashion icons, scientists, etc. It is a very simple blog not only because it doesn’t contain “information”, its just images. But I feel that a picture speaks a thousands words.

How does it play into this strength- I looked through a few of the pages of the blog, and I was surprised with the amount of ideas that one picture brings to my head. For example as I viewed a picture of John Lennon, I thought to myself, “wow this picture sure describes Lennon (free spirited, peace giver, musician, composer)” Lennon (The Beatles) is one of my musical inspirations, so this definitely made me happy.

This has been one of my favorite photography blogs because it provided me with amazing shots that made me run through history with a single image.

 How does it build a community/audience- The top of the page provides links to social media (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram), it also provides with a link that is automatically clicked to send a personal email. I think this is the perfect way to build an audience because the blog is connected to the most popular social media sites used around the world. This is a simple cut blog, but I enjoyed it very much.

Blog #2: Love and Lemons

The second blog I chose was about food, well because I love food. Actually, everyone loves food.  The name of the blog is Love and Lemons (http://www.loveandlemons.com).

Greatest strength- This blog contains so many strengths, for example, it originality, simplicity, daily updates, social media, and images. I enjoyed this blog because it shares common recipes for foods, but healthier versions. The way the recipes are introduced are not your simple recipes (Ex: Add 2 eggs, stir eggs for 2 minutes).

How does it play into this strength- The way the author writes the recipes is like a small conversation, so it seems like the person is actually there speaking to you explaining step by step on how to prepare a meal. Also it is a very easy to follow blog, nothing seems to be out of place and nothing is too confusing. USER FRIENDLY! I think that is important especially because not everyone is tech-savvy and can easily browse the web without clicking something that’s not right. I definitely like the simplicity of the blog.

How does it build a community/audience- The blog provides its social media accounts (Pinterest, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter). It also provides a subscription via email that allows the audience to receive notifications every time a post is added to the blog. This is very helpful for people that rather have news come to them, than looking for news on their own.

Blog #3: Temptalia

I found this neat blog that introduces make-up tutorials, Temptalia (http://www.temptalia.com) I liked this blog because it is dedicated to one brand of makeup products and it is less bias than other makeup blogs that I have seen.

Greatest strength- This blog is very easy to follow, the greatest strength is that not only does it have the tutorials but the author provides the audience with products and prices. That is very useful because this way its audience can be aware of the quality of products, also they are able to see if they want to keep following the blog, if they enjoy the products that are being used.

How does it play into this strength-  The author provides a page especially for the products, this way the audience has an easy way to find the products. The best part is that the author provides the prices, and details about the product this is better than having to do this on the products official website.

How does it build a community/audience– The author provides social media via (Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter). Also the blog its self has a subscription section that allows for the audience to have a personalized account with the blog.

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Blog #2: Love and Lemons

 

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Familia

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This past winter break (2014) my parents took my siblings and I to Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico. Puerto Vallarta is a Mexican resort beach/city, located on the Pacific Ocean’s Bahía de Banderas. My parents love to travel and whenever they have the opportunity to take us somewhere they do their best for our whole family to enjoy it. This was one of the best experiences in my 20 year old life! This trip also gave me desire to explore more of my native land; Mexico. Also to travel the world every chance that I get. By the way this is my family, my parents Aurelio and Margarita and my siblings, I’m the oldest. José Ramón is my brother then my not twin sisters, Angela and Angelica. Keep tuned in the future I will keep blogging about them!

 

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My Hero

Daniel, my boyfriend. He’s more than that he’s my confidant, my best friend and definitely   my other half. I won’t be cheesy or mushy about how much I love him, because I do love him very very much. I’m his number one fan in everything he does, from his passion for music and his love for good movies. He motivates me to do better in school, family, friends, life… He’s my inspiration to so many things and I always carry his love with me. He’s my backbone, when I need him he’s there. Not always in person because he’s back in Milwaukee, but his words of encouragement are so special for me. Daniel Daniel Daniel. Sometimes I want to write a song about him, but I think it’d become a never-ending song! He’s the strongest person I know his intelligence is one of his greatest virtues.  I love to laugh, and he is the reason for my laugh that usually ends up with pain in my abdomen and an obnoxious laugh like Ed the hyena from the Lion King. He’s amazing, and the reason for my happiness.  I know I said I wasn’t going to be cheesy but, I cant help it.

Boyfriend!

Boyfriend!

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