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A blog by Julia Felix about experiences on the CAMS New Media in NYC and Europe study abroad program.

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Quick question...

Unfortunately, I was too tired to spend 4 hours down here updating my blog last night, so I'll talk about yesterday and today when I spend 4 hours down here updating my blog tonight. But I do have something I was hoping to hear from people on.

Apparently John got an email from a friend, whom he wouldn't name, who thought that most of us had horrible blogs and that we should work on them a lot more. I have no idea if I'm included in that group, but based on the descriptions of why some of the blogs were bad, I'm assuming I am. So, if you guys have any suggestions on how to make this better, it would help a lot. Apparently the graphics of some of our blogs were an issue. I don't really feel like that's much of a problem on this one, because compared to some other people's blogs on this trip, it's fairly interesting visually. Also, I don't know how to work html very well, so there's not much I could do anyway.

Now, I know my blog is a little informal....maybe a lot informal, but I kind of like it like that. If people wanted to read about what we did on this trip from a more objective point of view, they could go read John's blog. I just don't really want to repeat the same thing everyone else is saying.

As for the writing style, I do it like this because I always feel like formal writing gets really boring to read after a while. Sure it looks better, sounds better, makes me sound more intelligent, etc., but that's not really who I am. I am *able* to write more formally if this is really bothering people though. Well, that's really it. Leave a comment on what you think of the whole blog, parts you liked, parts you didn't like, things like that, and I'll see if I can make this better. Thanks everyone, there's a real post coming soon.

3 Comments:

Anonymous Mararrrr said...

I don't really see problems with yours. Sure, you're using a standard template from Blogger, but if you tried an html thing without really knowing it, I'm fairly sure it would either a) look stupid, or b) be really boring, or even c) both. I suppose if you wanted to get wacky you could go into this template a little and change things around gradually, knowing that you can revert back to the original if it's horrible.

As for the writing style, it's a blog. I didn't realize you were writing a vcr manual, and needed to get formal and technical. If you want it to read like that, sure, stop being interesting ;D

12:58 PM  
Anonymous Talia said...

You can write everything in blank verse in the manner of Shakespeare. That'll shut everyone up!

"The porn shops crowd the street so heavily,
That often they are at each other's side.
And then I saw a newborn babe in one."

1:46 PM  
Anonymous Matej said...

I think the comment might pertain to you using a standard template in Blogger, but that should hardly be bad, as the templates are of pretty high quality.

I feel that the content could be expanded, or that other content should be added... but that is only if you want to learn more of html (which is ridiculously easy and there are some good and useful books out there to help you out... I am sure you could find some in NY).

But it looks fine so far and I am seriously enjoying it.

7:46 PM  

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