Week X Blog Evaluation Part II

I surveyed my brother who is a student at this school and my dad about my blog . Here are the results:


Me: What were your first impressions of this blog?

Brother: The posts were boring.

Me: What captured your attention?

Brother: The colorful pictures.

Me: What distracted you on the blog?

Brother: Some of the posts were too long.

Me: What suggestions can you give me to improve my blog?

Brother: Write about different stuff.

Now my dad:

Me: What were your impressions of this blog?

Dad: The posts were pretty interesting, but I could tell he didn’t choose to talk about some of them.

Me: What captured your attention?

Dad: The pictures scattered around different posts.

Me: What distracted you on the blog?

Dad: The widgets on the side. As I was reading I always looked to the side of the widgets.

Me: What suggestions can you give me to improve my blog?

Dad: Take time to look it over. That’s about it.




Week X Blog Evaluation

  • How many posts did you write?

This will be my seventeenth post this challenge “season.”

  • How many were school based, your own interests or set by the challenge?

I think all but two were based off of the challenge. I didn’t have any that were of my own interests.

  • How many comments did you receive from classmates, teachers or overseas students?

I received eleven comments.

  • Which post received the most comments? Why do you think that happened?

My Middle School Part II Post received the most comments probably because one: it took a while, and two: it was a pretty interesting post.

  • Which post did you enjoy writing the most and why?

I enjoyed the being creative post because being creative is fun for me.

  • Did you change blog themes at all and why?

I did once because the widgets sometimes didn’t fit correctly.

  • How many widgets do you have? Do you think this is too many or not enough?

I have fifteen widgets. I thin that is a decent number.

  • How many overseas students do you have on your blogroll?

I think I have three overseas students.

Week IX Count Out Three Game

I found a lot of interesting posts and blogs during the game. Kids talked about sports, some stuff about them, and animals. One kid only talked about turtles and a 56 year old talked about a moose. In my comments I talked about why I thought it was interesting and sometimes something that happened to me. I visited Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and some other states in the U.S.A. I might have visited more though. Most students had kids from their class on their blog roll and a few kids from other countries. I think I noticed some kids with people from other countries as the majority of their blog roll. I wrote comments on these peoples’ posts: Max, Colt, Jared, George, Liana, Sarah, Davo, Clarrisa, and Jonathan.

Week VIII Google Me Post

I have joined many sites that I know of. Some are ‘Poll Everywhere’, ‘Yahoo’, ‘Webkinz’ a long time ago, ‘Poptropica’, ‘Edublogs’, some websites the school had me sign up for, and many more that are not on my brain right now. I have a thing though for how much information I give. I normally just give my name, email address, and sometimes a little more but usually not. I only fill in the information I have to, just to keep it safe.

When I look up my name I find some teams I was on, camps I went to,there are a couple pictures of me with other friends and some newspaper articles. I say I have left behind many “footprints”.

Week VIII Persuasive Post

I think one thing school should let us do is pick our classes, and I mean every class. Now it should still be a privilege because it would be sort of fun to do that. I say we can do this because one: kids can pick what they want to do when they grow up and a back-up class in case it doesn’t work out. Two: kids will be more happy at school and there would be a happy vibe in the air. And three: Teachers would be happy because the kids are happy and the kids would be focusing because they enjoy it instead of snoozing off or something like that.

Week VIII Out of School Post

I think out of school I learned the value of friendship and learning how to make friends. School can’t teach you some things and friendship to me is one of the big ones. I have used that tool my whole life. I know teachers have talked about being nice and all that but you have to use it outside of school to make friends. That is one of things that I learned out of school.

Week VII Creativity

Creativity is one of my favorite words in my vocabulary. I use it in sports, of course when I draw sometimes, and pretty much anytime in my life. Creativity for me makes life something worth “living” for. It makes life more interesting. Sometimes I even have to help my friends be more creative. This is one of my drawings on odosketch:

Week VI Technology

I think technology has the way we work a lot. Whether it is a job working with technology or even school or sports. It has made us smarter, more accurate with…. well you name it. These days even little kids have ipods or smartphones. If we look back to when our parents were little, they had nothing. Technology wise we have “evolved” more than people think. Honestly, I think we should slow down with our “evolving” so kids can get outside and get active, but that’s just me.

Week V Ethnic Group Post

I am mostly Irish so I will talk to you about their culture. In detail I will talk about their food, sports, festivals, and some about wildlife.

To get started I will talk about the sports they play. Their main sports are hurling, Gaelic football, rugby, golf, cricket, and hockey. With those sports they hold all-island playoff tournaments. Some of their best festivals are held around Christmas and New Year’s Eve and Day. The Irish will look for any excuse to celebrate. Their wildlife has fewer plants and animals than Britain or mainland Europe. There are 26 native species to Ireland. One of their extinct animlas is the great Irish elk.

Those are some facts on Ireland. The cite I used is: http://www.authenticireland.com/ireland+facts

Week V Tutorial to Get a Picture

This is how to get a picture on your post:

1.) First you need find the picture you want and then ‘copy image’.

2.) Then you go back to your post and ‘paste’ the image to your post.

3.) Go back to where you got the picture.

4.) Copy the URL.

5.) Go back to your post and link the URL to your picture.

6.) To do that, go up to the link button on the edit bar and click it.

7.) Then paste the URL in the highlighted part.

8.) Then choose if you want to open the site in a new tab or not.

And there you go, that’s how t0 get and link a picture.