Weekly Reflection (2/23/16)

I’ve just wrapped up my SentencesAboutWritingOnAWiki page and I’ve got to say it was a bit of a challenge. I really appreciated the wide range of topics to write on. If I found that I was writing on a subject that I just really couldn’t wrap my head around, I was able to find another topic to explore fully. Finding sources was a bit of a struggle at times as well. The majority of the time I spent on the assignment was researching. Also, I’m excited to see the wiki beginning to take shape – I really do enjoy being able to click links in the wiki and being directed to other pages to explore, read, and learn from. Good work class!

I’m happy that wiki formatting and writing style is beginning to click a bit more for me. Morgan was spot-on when he mentioned in class that bootstrapping would be complicated, confusing, and difficult at times, but would be one of the best ways to learn the things we are doing in this class. For me, the first couple assignments were somewhat difficult, but I feel that after putting the time in on this assignment I am much more comfortable working on the wiki. Continue reading “Weekly Reflection (2/23/16)”

Wiki Reflection, Pt. 2

I’ve gone through my previous notes about what wikis are exactly (found here), read through the required readings, and added a few things to my second installment to clarify a few points. Happy reading!

In other news, things are going swimmingly. I’ve been making decent progress on my ever increasing workload between work and class, and even had time to spend a great weekend with my girlfriend celebrating her 21st birthday this past Friday, our anniversary on Saturday, and Valentine’s Day yesterday. Talk about a whirlwind weekend!

Fishing has been almost nonexistent the past week or so. It’s a bummer. I meant to make this blog a platform for my outdoor adventures and how they tie into Northern Minnesota culture, but unfortunately this hasn’t really happened. Yet.

 

 

 

Weekly Reflection (2/8/16)

Another week has come and gone, and the reality that I’m about to be gradumatated in about three months is creeping up on me. After posting my three self-identity blog posts, I began to realize just how much my college experience positively affected my life. I was able to experience many new and exciting things, all while leaning about myself and who I was. It also brings up a lot of questions about what my life would be like if I hadn’t made the decision to attend college. Where would I be now if I hadn’t gone to college? What would I be doing? Who would my friends be?

I suppose one’s experiences plays into their perceptions of their self-identity.

For example: I became a more outgoing person after three years working for Housing & Residence Life. I’d like to think that this fact makes me a more fun and interesting person to be around, and helps to shape how I conduct myself online. This may be a poor example, but it’s the best I can think of right now. Continue reading “Weekly Reflection (2/8/16)”

Self Portrait, Pt. 3

If there is one single song I can identify with and strive to live my life like on a daily basis, this would be it.

 

What role does identity play in blogging? In my opinion, it shapes the overall theme of a blog, and gives readers an idea of who the blogger is either personally, professionally, or a combination of both. Based on my three self-portrait posts, I think I know what personal representation of myself I’m giving to my readers. This representation is up for discussion, however, as one reader might try to describe my proposed identity in one way while another might describe it in another way all together.

-ES

 

Self Portrait, Pt. 1

As part of this week’s assignment, we are asked to write 2-3 posts detailing a bit of who we are and explore how our identities shape our online presence. Reading more about the assignment and what is expected, I became more and more excited. I have a wide variety of interests and ideas and am excited to demonstrate how three distinct self-portraits can give my readers a unique perspective on who I am.

So, starting off. Continue reading “Self Portrait, Pt. 1”

New Year, New(ish) Me

This past weekend my girlfriend and I were sitting around watching TV when she received a notification from the Timehop app on her phone (for those unaware, Timehop is an app that reminds you daily about the embarrassing statuses and selfies you posted to your Facebook and Twitter accounts back in 2009).

Staring back at us from her Timehop was a picture of us together two years ago at a charity auction in which she spent $48 dollars for a date with me. While she was reminiscing about how much fun that event was, I couldn’t help but notice how thin I looked! I knew I had put on a few pounds since my sophomore year, but I didn’t realize how much of a difference 20 pounds could make.

So I’ve been making an effort to eat a bit healthier and limit the amount of junk food I eat. In the past, I’ve never really been one to pay any attention to what I eat – if it looks good, I eat it. It also doesn’t help that I know next to nothing about dieting. Continue reading “New Year, New(ish) Me”