Evaluating the Blogging Challenge
The most interesting challenge for you
I found all of them interesting but the one I mostly liked was Week 3 – Using Images. It’s fun to add images and use them in your post. I also liked Activity 2, 3 and 4 from Week 3.
In activity 2, I liked to make poems.
In activity 3, I liked to write stories but I’m too lazy to write, I just think of them and it’s also fun if you write the beginning of a story and the readers will think of an ending, so there would be different endings for one story.
In activity 4, Picture phrases are fun to make and fun to guess like Charades, you have to act out the word and your teammates have to guess the word.
How often you visited other blogs and left comments?
When I read a post, sometimes I would leave a comment, sometimes I won’t, it depends on me. Sometimes I’m too shy to leave a comment. Or I just don’t want to leave a comment. Sometimes I want to leave a comment to show how I feel about a post. So the correct answer to this question is ‘frequently’ or ‘maybe’, it depends on the post or if I want to (mostly this) or my mood.
Do you often read the challenge flipboard magazine?
Sometimes, if I have time or if I want to then I would. But I usually check it every week. I mostly check if my post/s got published and I would be happy if it did.
A PMI or plus/minus/interesting point about the challenge
I don’t really want to minus something about the blogging challenge, it’s fine just the way it is, but I wish that there were more free choices or some story writing challenges.
The most important thing you learned while doing the challenge
The blogging challenge was fun and I learned and improved so much. I wonder if you had fun in the blogging challenge, well I sure did.
Thank You And Goodbye, Blogging Challenge! I’ll miss you!
Evaluating My Blog
Q: How many posts did you write?
A: 31 posts.
Q: How many were school based, your own interests or set by the challenge?
A: Almost all of them were set by challenge except for week 4 – Free Choice and Week 9 – The Very Best Post that was my own interest.
Q: How many comments did you receive from bloggers?
Q: Which post received the most comments? Why do you think that happened?
A: 'World Hunger' with five comments. Maybe because the poem/limerick was good and it also speaks about world hunger (according to the comments).
Q: Which post did you enjoy writing the most and why?
A: I enjoyed writing all of my posts but the one I mostly enjoyed writing was 'Millana's Story' because I liked writing about my art and most especially my favorite character, Millana. It was also fun to write about her story.
Q: Did you change blog themes at all and why?
A: No, I didn’t. I like my blog theme.
Q: How many widgets do you have? Do you think this is too many or not enough?
A: 1. I’m fine with more widgets in my blog. It doesn’t really take up that much space so it’s not too much.
Q: How many overseas students do you have on your blogroll?
A: 5 (Nook, Lorelai, Shahmeer, Catherine, and Sheridan)
Q: Which web tools did you use to show creativity on your blog?
A: I used Powtoon to make videos, Canva for posters or comics, Openclipart and Flickr for pictures/images, and I used Avatar Creator for my avatar.
My Parents’ Feedback about My Blog
Q: What were your first impressions of this blog?
A: We feel proud of our daughter for making this interesting and creative blog that we can read online.
Q: What captured your attention?
A: Your creativity and the way you write your posts.
Q: What distracted you on my blog?
A: Nothing. We can focus on reading the blog posts.
Q: What suggestions can you give me to improve my blog?
A: To formulate the ideas well and make sure there’s no spelling and grammar error.
I made these drawings myself.
Millana, my favorite original character; she was a human girl living an ordinary life. Her parents passed away when she was small. They died in a car accident. Her only relatives were her parents, so, she didn’t have any relatives anymore. Her mom was an only child and her father had a brother who had died because of illness. Her grandparents had died, too. She was an outcast in school and she also used to get bullied. But, Millana had friends to support her and be by her side, a cat, Amethyst, and a dog, Ruby.
One day, everyone in town gathered to celebrate a special festival, except Millana. Millana wasn’t interested in going. She stayed at home with Amethyst and Ruby. But that night…there was a big blast and everyone died except Millana, Amethyst, and Ruby. When they went outside everything had changed. It was like Wonderland from ‘Alice in Wonderland’. There were magical creatures around. Millana was shocked and couldn’t believe her eyes. They explored and learned how to survive.
After two years of living in ‘Wonderland’, they got used to living there. One day, they saw something glowing. It was a shining rainbow orb. Millana went close to it. Amethyst and Ruby shivered in fear worrying about Millana. Millana touched it and......BOOM!....A vortex appeared and sucked Millana, Amethyst, and Ruby. They went in really fast and Millana got scarred on her face and got hurt a lot. Finally, they appeared in another world. It looked like an apocalyptic city. They were all unconscious. Amethyst and Ruby woke up first. They both were worried about Millana. When Millana woke up, Amethyst and Ruby felt relieved. Millana also realized her skin tone had changed to dark red and her one eye were hurting a lot.
Millana, Amethyst, and Ruby started exploring the place. "What happened here?" Millana thought. Suddenly she saw someone which glowed and transformed into two girls. One red and the other violet. Millana didn't know whether to trust them or not. They both introduced themselves to her. The red one was Fire Kit and the violet one was Fun Pun. Millana asked them some questions about that world. "Where are we?" asked Millana "We're in Andlalan," answered Fire Kit and Fun Pun together. Millana and her friends were sent to Fire Kit and Fun Pun's home. She was given a map of the world. She went on adventures and met more friends. There was no way out of 'Andlalan' but Millana wasn't sad, she was happy to meet new friends....who were loving and caring........!
My Favorite Blog
I like Naho's blog. It's interesting and fun to read Naho's posts. Some of her posts aren't really long but are fun to read. She is in 8th grade, which means she's older than me. She had also been in the blogging challenge for 2 years.
By the way, here are some of her posts that I really like:
SBC Week 3: Activity 6: Panda Plant Comic! - I like this comic very much. It tells about how to save plants. Plants are very important so we should take care of them.
SBC Week 3: Activity 2: Because of What We All Have Done - It's a very nice poem. It doesn't rhyme, so I guess it's a free-verse poem. It shows how much we should really care about the environment.
I like the rest of her posts though but these are the ones I really like the most.
Recurring Bad Dreams
Post inspired by: Sofia's Post
Image Credit: dreams.co.uk
Some of my bad dreams come repeatedly that’s why I usually remember them.
One bad dream is a zombie apocalypse, which started when I was in Grade 4. In this dream, there is always a person or two that I would be with (obviously not zombies), then they/he/she get/s infected and they/he/she become zombies and it ends when I get cornered by a group of zombies. I usually have this dream when I feel stressed, but instead, when I think of zombies at night before I sleep, my dreams isn’t really a zombie apocalypse but a weird dream instead.
My another dream is when some gnomes (maybe because I only remember them wearing pointy hats, so I think of them as gnomes but they’re really tall like human size) appear in front of my house (from my old hometown, Camotes Island). After that, they start talking to me and I talk with them. But then, something goes wrong and they randomly chase me down the road and I always see a nipa hut in the right and head to it to hide. And that’s when I usually wake up.
One more weird dream is where I see my house (from my old hometown, Camotes Island) which is small on the outside but extremely huge on the inside. After taking a walk outside, some problem starts and I run to my great grandparent’s house (my father’s side) which is just the same as my house, small on the outside but extremely huge on the inside. I try to hide there but soon I encounter some unusual item there that wakes me up.
I have so many weird dreams and I don’t know how to stop them.
Do you think you can give me any advice?
❤️Apple Love Comic❤️
Inspired by: Alicia's Post
This is about a rebellious apple, Chi, who changed just for her partner, SweetJ. But SweetJ wants the same rebellious Chi back.
You might be wondering why I wrote about love instead of helping nature (from Alicia's post). I actually thought of this idea because Alicia's post was a comic. Yes, a comic. I was also listening to random songs and while I was trying to think of an idea for a comic, I heard the song "Just The Way You Are" by Bruno Mars, and that is how I thought about this comic. Unbelievable right?
Maybe I can make a comic for valentines day next year.
By the way, I made this comic in Canva. Thank You!
What have I enjoyed about commenting?
It gives me opportunities to express what I think about the post.
What is annoying about commenting?
Not knowing how to put my thoughts about the post into words and how the comment is should be related to the post.
How have I found interesting posts to comment on?
By exploring posts that interest me in flipboard magazine and of course in students/class blogs.
Are my posts getting lots of quality comments? Why or why not?
Even though I got 18 posts published so far in #17stubc Flipboard magazine, I guess students don’t really get time to check this magazine very often and explore posts in there, that's why I don't get many comments. However, there are some quality comments that I would like to share with you:
Miss Sue Wyatt:
Great avatar and like you, my hair gets very messy, very quickly. Like the way you have described your avatar and how it represents you. Hope you enjoy the challenge activities.
Your post has lots of effects which is very cool. I never heard of Jim Benton before, what kind of books does he write?
Hey there Farrah,
Your Homeland is beautiful, it makes me want to go there. According to the picture, it looks so fun.
Its a really smart idea where you use Malala's quotes because it is already International Day of the Girl. At first I didn't understand what is it until I read the thing you said it is a quote, so I immediately understood what was it?
Cool drawing! I'm also a digital artist but I draw in FireAlpaca and not MS Paint good job! :D
Hi!! My name is Lorelai. I love how you said your hair color and how you wear glasses. I wish you said more about yourself like what color your glasses and eyes were. I wonder if your hair color was different when you were younger. Don't forget to come visit my blog in the link above Happy blogging.
I love your slides and I love music too I also love art sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo much. I love your blog.
Since the activities this week are mostly about commenting, I hope, I will get more quality comments.
Image Credit: mashable.com
Flipboard Magazine Post No 1
Shahmeer’s post of being afraid of clowns was interesting. The story gave chills. I’ve never seen the show ‘Goose Bumps’ before. I can imagine it happen. But I don’t like horror movies. Fear of clowns is called coulrophobia. Also, maybe I am coulrophobic. I’ve never seen a real life clown before. I only saw pictures of them.
Anyways, I might be Acrophobic (A person who is afraid of heights or high places), Arsonphobic (A person who is afraid of fire), Nosophobic (A person who is afraid of getting a disease) or maybe even Athazagoraphobic (A person who is afraid of being forgotten). These are some phobias I have. It might be surprising that I’m afraid of fire. I don’t like to go near it ‘cause I think I might get burned. I’m also afraid of touching animals. I like to look at animals. I also seem interested in them, but I just can’t touch them.
Flipboard Magazine Post No 2
Nook’s post interest me. I wonder what will happen next. It’s quite unusual for an eight-year-old boy to not like candy. Many people like candy. That’s why it’s so interesting. This is what I think will happen next. Red is the story Nook wrote. Blue is my continued story.
I hope you like it.
‘Candies’ are best friends of anyone, but not with this strange 8-year-old boy. In everyone else’s perspective, candies come in different colors like the rainbow, but for him, candies have no color. Candies bring a smile to your face because of their different sweet taste and a fun burst of flavors, not for him, candies only have one taste; bitter. “Candies cause tooth decay,” the only fact he knows about what candies are. He never liked candies. Until a little girl, younger than him came in, she gave him this particular object wrapped in a pastel plastic foil.....
.......It was a piece of candy. He was focused on the candy for some reason and when he turned and wanted to give the candy back, the little girl had disappeared. He didn’t know what to do with the candy. He thought he could just throw it away. But instead he took a small bite. Then, he felt the sensation of the taste. He started to like candy. He then ate the whole piece of candy. He wanted more. Ever since then, he ate candy regularly every day (may be in memory of that little girl, who knows). He would also brush his teeth regularly to prevent tooth decay. And that’s how the strange 8 year old boy came to like candy.
Nook’s post interests me. Nobody ever found out that French Fries were originated in Belgium. Ever since I was little, I wondered why French Fries are called French Fries. Thank you Nook, now I know.
Link to the information source post:
“Do French Fries Really Come From France?”
Image Credit: flickr
What is poverty? Is it about not having enough money to meet basic needs including food, clothing and shelter? No, poverty is much more than just not having enough money. Please watch video that I made in 'Powtoon', to know how The World Bank Organization describes poverty.
“Poverty is hunger. Poverty is lack of shelter. Poverty is being sick and not being able to see a doctor. Poverty is not having access to school and not knowing how to read. Poverty is not having a job, is fear for the future, living one day at a time. Poverty has many faces, changing from place to place and across time, and has been described in many ways. Most often, poverty is a situation people want to escape. So poverty is a call to action -- for the poor and the wealthy alike -- a call to change the world so that many more may have enough to eat, adequate shelter, access to education and health, protection from violence, and a voice in what happens in their communities.”
openclipart some, already in powtoon
Image Credit: flickr
The world is filled with hunger,
But this won’t stay forever,
If we lock this away,
And deep down, we will pray,
We can end this problem together.
Many children have died,
From the beginning they have tried,
To not catch the diseases,
And this problem never eases,
But in the end they are not alive.
We can stop this problem,
If we did it would be awesome,
Let’s not make an attribution,
We should first find a solution,
And bring this problem to the bottom.
Hello! My name is Farrah Shanesz. I like to draw. I like to listen to music. And this is my very first blog. Click here to know more about me. Click here to see some art I made in MS Paint.
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