Blog Comments 2

21 Jan

Comment #1- Commentary. On “Comments Everywhere” by Elizabeth Telg 

I found your sources for this post to be incredibly helpful, and interesting! Writing comments can seem daunting to those who are just starting out in the blogosphere. I liked what you said about not trying to change the writer’s view and pointing out the difference in being assertive and being just offensive.

Comment #2- The Cure of the Common Creative Writer. On “Top 5 Ways to Get Over Writer’s Block” by Peri Kinder 

This was both entertaining and enlightening.  I have found both the pity party and the artistic creations to be particularly helpful. It is nice to take a break from writing, plop down somewhere else, and say “You know what, I am not the greatest at this! I need a holiday! *Scream*” instead of usual positive and perky affirmations. Yoga, which I guess would fall under the exercise category, and playing the piano are also great help. I enjoyed your mix of truth and humor.

Comment #3- File Under “Chic Geek.” On “Top 10 Things I’ve Leanred from Living with a Nerd” by Pam.

These seem so simple, even for a low tech, roommate reliant, last decade girl like me. But aha, light bulb! I have never thought of some of these simple and painless solutions to everyday life at a job that has me typing at a compute all day. Your findings mean less calling IT, more superhero moments for everyone! Thank you, fashion trends and shows like Big Bang Theory and Chuck for making nerds mainstream to inform the rest of us, and thank God and online tools that learning the tricks of the trade to become a nerd yourself can be simple.

Comment #4- “My Fair Ladies.” On Vanity Fair…Not so Fair… by Molly Dodd 

The magazine should have the right to place their models however and wherever they want. To be included in the cover should be considered an honor, and there appears to be no segregation or racism on Vanity Fair’s behalf. The cover represents a wide variety of talent. It seems like they are going for a diversity in the type of actresses (action to teen drama) more so than a diversity in literal skin color.

Comment #5- “You got the look” in response to “Appearances can be…scary” by Melanie Shoults

I think this was definitely worth pointing out. Women can have some flexibility when it comes to make-up in the workplace, but it should always be fairly minimal. I have seen both co-workers and costumers at my job at the beauty department of a store come in way too overdone, and it is hard to notice anything else! The same applies for an overly done fake tan. I think that makeup should be kept simple because too much makeup demands too much attention, and no one wants to be perceived that way. Whether true or not, too much makeup can send signals that a person spends too much time promoting themselves. It also shows poor judgment, as heavy makeup is also associated with nightwear.

Comment #6- “The Light. the Sound ” in response to SEU Public Relations Alumni Making a Big Impact in Little Haiti by Daniel Barcelo.

This was incredibly moving. It shows how when one of our senses is gone, the others are there to compensate and lift us up. It shows that sometimes those who are impaired are not as “handicapped” as we may think. This was the story of a strong family, and a very brave young lady o uproot and move to a third world country. It shows just how powerful the human spirit can be.

Comment #7- “Good points to shoot” in response to Work What You Have: Finding New Perspective on the Usual by Jillian Reid

I have taken several courses of photography and am the proud owner of a digital slr myself, but as you pointed out, you do not need to drop loads of money on a camera or corresponding lenses to get a few nice shots. Your advice, such as shooting a portrait from a ladder and not not shooting a subject from a straight angle, is simple, yet not obvious for most beginner photographers. This concise piece is a perfect summary of a first photography lesson for someone looking to go out and capture some good, higher-grade shots.

Comment #8: “No Time to be Brief” on “Slowing Down to Save Time” by Andreas Kluth

I agree that it takes so much more time and thought to write something concise than it does something that drones on with no real flow. It is such a common problem, yet I have never heard anyone describe it so ironically before! I love the quote at the beginning; i fell that way all the time.

Comment #9: “To pin or not to pin” on “Pinterest is killing you softly with its song” by never contrary 

Pinterest is definitely addicting! While I do not have an account, I use Pinterest to save pictures that I find either pretty or inspiring, with the realization that many things are unattainable. I found your comment about dessert humorous; it definitely puts pressure on everyone to make a Martha Stewart level treat at their next party. With everyone surfing Pinterest, a plain jane cake might fall flat. As for those houses, everyone dreams of being a millionaire, Pinterest or no Pinterest. The health and fitness pages also provide unrealistic ideals, but so do most weight loss blogs and magazines. I have thought about the copyright as well, but I believe all things pinned link back to the original website. This post was clever because it points out the futility in something that we can’t help but carry on with anyway!

Comment #10- “Jugding a book by its author,” in response to “The Gun Seller by Hugh Laurie” by the biblio files.

I am a fan of House, but I did not realize that Laurie was an author. I agree that the author’s name alone can sell a book, especially because of Laurie’s fandom from House. Like you said, many might not even pick it off the shelf if not for the authors name. This book was average, yet you, and thousands of other fans, including myself, would be willing to read another book penned by the actor in addition to books by other actors that you like.Many celebrities write books not only to dapple in a new art form but also because they know their name will sell more than the story. In other words, there is judging a book by its cover, and then there is judging a book by its author, and it works in the publishing world.

Comment #11- “Piecing with Pics” on “Infographics…I dig it” by Jillian J Reid

Infographics are in themselves and art form. From mastering the complex yoga and Pilates moves above to properly using a hair styling product to understanding the evolution of a new media group a la photographs, charts, and ye olde pie chart, they are not just for business meetings or sporting statistics anymore. And I definitely dig them, too!

Comment #12- Video killed the radio star on “Cancelled TV Shows That Broke my Heart” by Sara, Sories and Sweet Potatoes

This post shows how much shows inspire us. There is noothing like settling in front of one of your favorite programs after a rough day. So when a show gets cancelled, and can definitely throw off your schedule. It is a bit like finishing a great book, and a little bit like losing touch with a friend. They were faithfully there for you for so many nights, and now they are gone. And their diappearance leaves you wondering what could have been.

Comment #13- “They clicked” on “The Ten Commandments of Online Dating” by Sorry I Am not Sorry.

Your advice is smart, nd it shows the risks we take living in a digital age, such as easily offering up too much personal information. Liteally anyone can make online portfilios and dating profiles, and it is very true that many do not post clear photos. In many cases of photo alterations, innocents participatants of online dating feel they are being lied to. And even more dangerous, many may have a secret agenda. Your advicce for being able to duck out of certain situations is clever and very helpful to young online dating users as well as older users not as familiar with the tecnology. Your aticle was very important since so many people have profiles for online dating now.

Comment #14- “Petroleum Pain” on “LA Gasoline Anxiety” by Cathy Flynn

Very interesting, entertaining, and informative piece. I am in Israel currently, which has some of the highest gas prices in the world, so I am defintely feeling your petroleum pain. I don’t have kids to worry about yet, but I know that when that comes I will definitely need to be more purposeful in my driving, like you are. I am from Florida, where you pretty much have to drive everywhere because of the generally lack of public transportation and because everything is so spread out. It is interesting to hear a story about the effects of gas prices from a telecommuter. It shows how it impacts even those who do not have to drive to work and puts the issue in a new perspective. Thanks for the read!

Comment #15- “Travelling minimally” on “The art of the overnight backpacking trip” by nzthroughphotos.

I really enjoyed reading this as I just returned from a trip to Israel which involved an overnight trip to a Bedouin camp (camels included). It is really great that you not only had the opportunity to travel to New Zealand, but to also do so minimally. I think the backpack experience makes any trip that much better. Thanks for the read.

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