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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.


Blog Comments

31 Jan

Comment #1- Your Rong, Your Write

In response to Spelling Makes all the Difference by Emily Bos

I love this, because I could not agree more. Ever since Paris Hilton ventured out in a shirt that read “Thats Hot, Your Not,” it seems that no one can properly nail that contraction. Grammar seems to be a lost art, and it is only embarrassing the companies.
Another funny thing is the constant misuse of quotation marks. A recent article in Reader’s Digest illustrated how ads and billboards are starting to look like this:
fresh “eggs”
hot “bread”
tickets “required”
These questionable quotations definitely do not make me confident about the products or the companies!
Thank you for sharing this; I will definitely make sure to carefully review my posts so I do not make similar mistakes.

Comment #2
Invasion of Social Networks
In Response to Soical Media Life by Arianna Costadini

Facebook and Twitter are like alien invasions. They came fast and unstoppable, and now having one has become one of the characteristics of being human. I joined after I discovered that the only way to receive party invitations was through Facebook. I don’t know why it is so addicting, but having the Facebook app on my phone is the worst decision I have every made in terms of productivity. I am with you on not really being plugged into Twitter; the pound signs and other cryptic symbols that infest each post look like hieroglyphics and I am rather turned off by how they call your pictures “Twit Pics.” However, I must make one to keep up with the class I am enrolled in, and because I don’t want to miss a fun night out with any of my friends who may have converted to the little blue bird.

Comment #3- Stripes are not Forever

In Response to One Color, No More Stripes by Kirsten Maser

I occassionally listen to the White Stripes, but it is actually news to me that they split. What is interesting is that there is no clear-cut explaination given. However, the real force behing the disolving of several bands is still left up in the air. I am sure that they will continue to lead great careers, whether it still be through music or photography. Either way, Seven Nation Army will forver be thumping through my headphones.

Comment #4- Will You Accept This Rose?

In Response to Finding L.O.V.E by Jessica Ardrey

The Bachelor is indeed extremely addicting. In my opinion, it has become the Monday Night
Football for women, complete with screaming and rooting for a team. I think Ms.Money
fulfilled the role of the dramatic stand-out character that comes along every
season (like the Michelle in Jake’s season). However, I was quite surprised at the silence when she left
in the limo; she seemed half crushed and half embarrassed. I was expecting a lot more ado,
complete with a crying fit and a smackdown with Chantel O. on her way out.

To the question of true love, this show is nothing like reality. In Jake’s season one girl
sweetly asked “will we be able to have dates like this in real life, since you’re a pilot?”
And the answer is…Of Course Not!!! The concept of the show is brilliant, but reality definitely hits
the young contestants in the face like a brick after they leave the set, complete with a mansion,
helicopters, and zero responsibilties, like car payments and late nights at the office.

Comment #5- Teachers and cyberspace

In response to Dear Teacher, Watch What you Say by Elizabeth Telg

It does make sense that schools today, along with other professional institutions, would have a social media policy. Many schools set aside time for cyber-bullying awareness, so why shouldn’t expectations for media etiquette extend to the faculty and staff? This teacher’s behavior is completely unprofessional and unacceptable. Unfortunately, schools are far from being a safe-haven for kids and adolescents; students should not have the added stress of being accepted by their teachers as well as their peers. Thank you for sharing!

Comment #6- I want it!

In response to Things you didn’t even know you wanted by pindsha21 of poppressed

Wow these are definitely some interesting products that I would have never considered! You know there are people on the edge of technology (or wannabe techies) who are right on top of anything new and shiny. I am definitely curious now to try some of these, such as the alarm clock, the DJ system, and the soda kit. Cool read thank you for this!

Comment #7- Keep it Real

In response to What Happened? by seagirl29

For many professional bloggers and writers, it can be very tempting to embellish a story. This is for many reasons, such as appeal, impressing the editor or a boss, seeking attention as a story writer, providing entertainment for readers, and having a story that leaves a lasting impression. But overlooking fact checks, remodeling content, or just doing clumsy reporting are most definitely breaches of ethics. There is a fine line between news and gossip rags anymore, and reporters and bloggers should stay on their toes!

Comment #8- A Tattoo + U

In response to Tattoos: a 21st Century Perspective by Kendall Goodwin

I agree completely that today tattoos are not a main factor in finding employment, even if it is visible in work attire, especially for more artistic and creative fields. It is a decision that you should put thought into, but they can definitely be beautiful and classy. It is hard for employers to draw the line, but if you really think your tattoo will be an issue in the workplace, you should consult with yourself and figure out if a) you are really satisfied or happy at your job or b) if a tattoo really suits your personality. Personally,I couldn’t love my little tattoo more, and I am by no means the sterotype of a girl with tattoos. I agree that the stigma surrounding them is becoming outdated Thanks for the read!

Comment #9- A little more Oscar de la Renta, a little more tweeting

In response to Fashion PR Girls by fashioningthefuture

Fashion PR has a very strong online presence because, like you said, publics want a more intimate look at the daily routine of their favorite designers to feel a connection toward both the people behind the clothing and the line. That look into the line does indeed build a community and familiarity with the brand. However, these tweeting PR girls can bring about consequences. I am sure you know all about the Marc Jacobs interns who bad-mouthed the brand on the company’s Twitter account. However, it is still crucial for fashion houses to go on the web and build relationships via the social media.