Journal #5

One of the hardest things about working on this blog is coming up with new ideas/topics that I can write about that fit with my preference on what my blog should be about. I don’t really want my blog to be mainly food/restaurant reviews because I find it hard to give my opinion on food in detail other than saying “it was great.” I also feel like writing reviews here would be like taking the ‘easy way’ out because it’s not as creative/entertaining as I felt like my other blog posts have been so far. I feel like if I had a regulated schedule of sorts where I post a fun and entertaining story about a restaurant experience every 2 weeks and a review around once every 3 weeks and something else would be a better format for me? I also want to find out what people are interested in reading on my blog. Am I going about this in the wrong way? Does everyone actually want to read food reviews except for me? I also want to keep on writing a series on “The Art of _ Food Photography” that I started a couple weeks ago with the Overhead Food Photography topic. It gives me the opportunity to compile my favourite photos that I’ve taken and talk about the technique on a surface level, with insight from myself. If anyone reads this, please let me know what you would like to see from me in the future!

From the readings, I think with each article talking about how the print medium is shifting to the digital medium, it becomes more convincing each time. It does make me wonder about things that can’t fully transition from print to digital. There will always be someone who will prefer something from the print world than the digital world, that overshadows the convenience of what digital mediums can provide. An example, in lectures, theres a mix of people that take notes with either pen and paper or laptops. Each person finds the positive aspects of their preference, and they will most likely stick with that method because they believe it benefits them. As much as our society loves using technology, people that are glued to their devices normally might find that taking notes with pen and paper helps them memorize their notes better than typing it on their computer. I think the question of digital mediums completely taking over print medium seem unrealistic at this point.

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