I believe my two best blogs are Digital Native Shopping and The Spreading of Television. They are my most recent blogs, so I feel for these blogs I had much practice that made me better at making blogs. Also, both of these blogs had the most and second-most comments I had from any of my blogs.
For the Digital Native Shopping blog, I think a large part of it being a good blog was connecting back to the beginning of the class. Since I could choose any topic, I thought it would be a good idea to go back to the beginning of the class and bring back the relevant topic of Digital Natives and Digital Immigrants. In class we talked a lot about what Digital Natives prefer, how they differ from Digital Immigrants, and various opinions on what or whether Digital Immigrants should change to account for Digital Natives. In this article, I wanted to go beyond the class discussion and show how something is currently being changed because of Digital Natives, not just why Digital Natives are different and if things should change. Multiple comments said they agree with the things stated in my article that Digital Natives like about shopping. Also, someone said they didn’t realize how large of a portion of customers for retailers that Digital Natives made up. I feel this shows the information in my blog was relatable and taught people something about the topic. Also, though I didn’t explicitly discuss certain things that make media go viral, I think I somewhat related the topic back to media spreading. I discussed how Digital Natives opinions can be spread online very fast and affect the sale of a product. I felt like this was a good way to connect the topics from the beginning and the end of class.
For the Spreading of Television blog, I again think the article was relatable because of some of the comments I received. One comment mentioned how much social media affects her experience with shows. Other comments discussed AMC and talked about some cons they believed came with shows being spread on social media. I think these comments show the topic of the blog was interesting and caused people to think more about the topic. I also obviously talked a lot about media spreading, which was a huge topic for the last few weeks of the class. I discussed how easy social media makes it for content related to television shows to be circulated for many different audiences in many different ways and forms. This relates back to the topic of being spreadable versus sticky from the important article we discussed in class. This connects a main idea from class to television shows, which is a topic almost all people are interested in at some level. I also think my tags and picture were effective for this article. I had several tags related to popular television shows and channels. Having tags related to popular things like this make it more likely for people to read the post. Also, for the picture at the start of the blog I used a Walking Dead picture from the new season that had just started. Using this picture can catch peoples eye for a couple reasons. One, many people watch The Walking Dead and this could catch their eye immediately and make them want to read it since the show has a very large and dedicated fan-base. Additionally, the picture was from the season that had just started the weekend before, so this would make people want to read the post since it is in the current timeline of the show.
In addition to all of these things, my roommate has been reading each of my blogs before I post them and these were his two favorite.