The Wordpress Challenge

Since I started this blog back in the Fall of 2009 for a Writing for the Web class at SCAD, I have found that the more I post, the more creative I get and the better I feel.

That is why, as one of my New Year’s resolutions, I have chosen to participate in the WordPress PostAWeek2011 challenge. This particular program encourages bloggers to write a new post once a week every week this year. I plan on pushing myself to post at least two or three times a week.

Another thing that keeps me blogging is feedback from my readers. I love getting comments from people, whether they are positive or negative. If something I write pisses you off, let me know! If something is funny, tell me!

Happy New Year to everyone and if you haven’t started your own blog yet, now is the time!

A quick hipster bash

After my Writing for the Web class, which should have essentially been called “Blog class,” I thought briefly about letting my blog die a slow and natural death.

I am the kind of person who, if not actually forced to do something for a grade, I tend not to do anything at all. It would be cute to say that updating my blog was my New Years’ resolution, but that’s not the case. Rather, I found something that made me audibly chuckle (ac: it’s the new lol because 0.001% of people actually laugh out loud when they write that). Because of my reaction, I thought that surely other people would enjoy it too:

“This blows. Let’s play Oregon Trail on the computer next time.”

The caption is obviously the best part. I found this image and the caption on a Web site called Look At This Fucking Hipster. It’s amazing. It’s a great site if you feel like wasting half an hour and–for some of you–laughing reflexively. I have to give credit to Lee Burbage, another writing major and author of The Pedicab Confessions, for pointing it out in class.

I’ve come to realize that my friends from back home have no idea what hipsters are and I find myself trying to explain it. While I could list some stereotypical attributes of hipsters, I’ll let this Craigslist post explain it to you in a much wittier way than I can.

The other day in class, Elyse Findley told a joke that I will never forget:

Q: How many hipsters does it take to screw in a light bulb?

A: It’s a really obscure number, you’ve probably never heard of it.

So that concludes my re-entry into the blogosphere. Stay tuned for an upcoming post about everyone’s favorite game from elementary school: Oregon Trail!