Evaluating the Blogging Challenge
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The most interesting challenge for you
My favorite challenge was week 6 ‘Visiting others’. The reason I likeed week 6 is because I love reading other people’s posts and share what I know in my blog.
How often you visited other blogs and left comments
I think I have visited about 8 blogs and left comments on all of them. About 5 of my comments got a reply back.
Do you read the challenge flipboard magazine ?
I always read flipboard magazine to find good posts and to see if my post got published in it or not.
A PMI or plus/minus/interesting point about the challenge
I just want the Blogging Challenge to have more free choice challenges. I don’t want to minus anything because I think it is very good already.
The most important thing you learned while doing the challenge
The Blogging Challenge has been a great opportunity for me to share my ideas with people and improve my writing skills. Because of BC I have learned so many more applications.
Evaluating My Blog
Q: How many posts did you write?
A: I wrote 30 posts in total.
Q: How many were school based, your own interest or set by the challenge?
A: All of them were set by blogging challenge.
Q: How many comments did you receive from classmates, teachers or overseas students?
A: I received 1 comment from my classmate, 2 from teachers and 10 from overseas students.
Q: Which post received the most comments? Why do you think that happened?
A: My “French Fries” post got the most comments. Because it has a catchy and interesting title. Beside, who doesn’t love French Fries.
Q: Which post did you enjoy writing the most and why?
A: I enjoyed writing the free choice post the most because I get to think of what to write and my topic would not be the same as anybody else's.
Q: Did you change blog themes at all and why?
A: I did not change the theme of my blog because I like it.
Q: How many widgets do you have? Do you think this is too many or not enough?
A: I have only one widget. I don’t think it is enough but the next time I join blogging challenge I will put more.
Q:How many overseas students do you have on your blogroll?
A: I have five overseas students on my blogroll.
Q: Which web tools did you use to show creativity on your blog?
A: I used a voting poll, Powtoon, and html coding which is for the buttons.
My Favorite Blog
The first post I read from Nate's blog.
I love reading other people’s blog. There are lots of interesting blogs but my favorite one is Nate’s Blog.
Nate’s Blog is very fun to read. I love reading and commenting on his posts and he always replies to my comments. His posts are short and you don't feel bored while reading them.
How I came to know about Nate’s Blog? I was looking for some nice posts to read in flipboard magazine and I came across this post ‘My first time snowboarding.’ It was short and simple which made it very easy to read. I left a comment on Nate’s post and the next day he commented on one of my post, so I started reading more of his posts and commenting on them. These are some of my favorite posts from Nate:
Inventions that changed the World
We have invented lots of things like self-driving cars, medicines and rockets. But it all started thousands of years ago when some of the most basic things helped us build what we have now. In this essay I am going to list down some inventions that have changed the world.
The wheel - The wheel was invented by the Mesopotamians in 3500 BC. It was just made out of wood with a hole in the middle. Mesopotamians had built the wheel to put on chariots for war. From time to time, people thought of more uses for the wheel, like turning it to farming tools. Thanks to the wheel, humans can transport and trade goods easily. Just look around you, there are wheels everywhere, on cars, bikes, trucks…
The compass- Compass was invented by Chinese around 1050 BC. It was first made of lodestone and iron ore. You may think compasses are useless now because we have GPS but just think a few thousand years back. You would get lost in an instant in sea if you didn’t use a compass.
Fire - Fire marked a revolution in the page of history. The earliest evidence of fire is about 1.9 million years ago. If someone did not accidentally create fire we would still be eating raw food. Fire is everything, it helped us stay warm, cook food and a lot more.
Some of the simplest things you use every day has helped human kind to grow over thousands of years.
Please comment down below if you have ever invented or want to invent something.
Q: What have you enjoyed about commenting?
A:I love sharing my experience and knowledge about different topics with other people.
Q:What is annoying about commenting?
A:I don’t get annoyed by wrong grammar or spelling mistakes that much but I can’t stand when people put abbreviations (e.g., You to U).
Q:How have you found interesting posts to comment on?
A:I usually go to #17stubc Flipboard.com and read anything with a catchy title or something that I have some knowledge about.
Q:Are you getting quality comments? Why or why not?
A: I do get quality comments on my posts very often. Here are a few:
Hello Van Anh, my name is Amirah. I really liked how you put your opinion, it really pulled me in as a reader. I also really liked the title that also pulled me in as a French fries lover myself. You also sited your resources which is great as well. I wish you would have added more information on the origin of French fries. I wonder is this all Nook's work like you said in the title or is it some of your work as well.
Hello Van Anh, What a very well thought out part. I'd love to hear a story about it if you ever execute your master party plan. Personally I like indoor parties with outdoor space like a pool or something.
Hi, In my opinion, I would rather have schools not make uniforms mandatory because I like to express myself through my clothes.
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