Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Events I'm Still Thinking About .....

Life is keeping me busy. So I apologize for the lack of blogging.

I would like to make it up to you by presenting a few articles, videos and pictures that have made my jaw drop -- either in a good way, bad way or just plain weird way.

Enjoy!

Articles

Apparently you should believe in 'love at first sight:' Falling In Love Takes Less Than A Second


I still think the stork makes a delivery: Girls Want to Talk About Sex — With Dad?


Good to know 4 years of studying journalism won't go to waste: The case of the accidental tweeter


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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

5 Tools Your Blog NEEDS to Have

I have been a web content writer for 5 months now. In those 5 months, I have read, researched and reviewed over 100 blogs. Some blogs were done right -- and some were done poorly.

Instead of keeping my thoughts to myself, I will offer 5 tips on how to make your blog "Viewer Friendly." Please consider what I am about to say because I am probably going to be the nicest viewer your blog comes across.

For real.

I go on blogs hoping that they are good so I can write a good review, post a positive comment or even share a post with others.

But what I've been finding lately is that many blogs are lacking a few crucial tools that are necessary in the blogging world.


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Sunday, October 17, 2010

Fall Reading List

Summer is officially over and Fall is here! I love the chilly weather and I can't get enough of the leaves changing. But I am also looking forward to my new reading list for the season.

Here are a few books that will get me to New Years:

Safe Haven by Nicholas Sparks
When a mysterious young woman named Katie appears in the small North Carolina town of Southport, her sudden arrival raises questions about her past. Beautiful yet self-effacing, Katie seems determined to avoid forming personal ties until a series of events draws her into two reluctant relationships: one with Alex and another with Jo.

But even as Katie begins to fall in love, she struggles with the dark secret that still haunts and terrifies her . . . in the darkest hour, love is the only true safe haven.


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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

"The Confessions of Catherine DeMedici" Review

The Confessions of Catherine De Medici gives insight into one of the most fascinating European time periods. The author, C.W. Gortner, does a great job combining historical fact and fiction into this novel.

The book is about:
At the age of fourteen, Catherine de Medici, last legitimate descendant of the Medici blood, finds herself betrothed to the King Francois I’s son, Henri. Sent from her native Florence to France, humiliated and overshadowed by her husband’s life-long devotion to his mistress, when tragedy strikes her family Catherine rises from obscurity to become one of 16th century Europe’s most powerful women.

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Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Remembering Our Soldiers

I love photojournalism. I love how a picture can truly tell a story in a single frame.

Since I was too busy/sick last week, I would like to catch up on something I meant to write about.

I recently watched The Hurt Locker. I know I'm a little late in saying it was a great movie. However, I am happy to say I thought it was an amazing movie.

I enjoy war movies because it gives me a tiny taste of what our soldiers are experiencing in Iraq, Afghanistan and who knows where else.

In the same respect, I find it helpful when photojournalists depict soldiers' experiences with the click of a button: Afghanistan, September 2010 

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Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Headlines Shouldn't Be Heartless

With the good, there always comes the bad. The Internet is bringing news faster -- but at what cost?

People don't have hours to spend reading each and every article that pops up in news feeds. As a result, web editors have gone to extreme efforts to make sure their articles aren't overlooked.

Over the past few weeks, I have noticed just how much editors have tried to catch readers' eyes. Here is the proof:


Rick Sanchez: Jon Stewart A 'Bigot,' Jews Run CNN & All Media
All I read is a bunch of charged words mixed into one.

Man, Good Thing Hitler Didn't Have These! Government takes invading privacy to a whole new level.
I was disgusted by this one. Yes, let's look back and brainstorm what Hitler could have done with today's technology. Maybe he would have killed everyone.


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