Website Content Analysis

  1.      https://www.jameshairandmakeup.com/

This is the blog of Harold James, a “Hairstylist & Makeup Artist for style-conscious Girls with the highest expectations”. The main page, titled “Portfolio”, has a white background, and includes many pictures of James’ work. Each picture is the same size, with 3 photos in each row, and a total of 23 rows. They each include vibrant colors and details. There are 3 pages on this blog, portfolio, who am I, and booking. The font on the first page is small and thin, and the main focus is the photos of his work. The second page, who am I, is very simple. It includes a quote at the top, reading ” My creations are made not to disguise an individual’s personality but to reveal it.” Underneath this quote is a photo of the designer to the left, and then two columns to the right that describe the designer’s life and the intentions he has for his work. The font is standard, and the photo is black and white, giving a very simple over all look to the page. The booking page is very simple as well, including one photo on the left and then details on the right of how to contact and book with James. There are several words that are bolded, which attracts the reader’s eye. Overall, I think this website is gives off a simple and classy vibe. It highlights the designers work very nicely, and is short and to the point when it comes to his biography and contact information.

  1.      http://www.kariniti.com/

The second website I chose to analyze was karaniti.com, a website for Karin Iticovich and her design studio. The main page is very interesting. The background color is a very light grey grid. In the top left corner is the company’s logo, and to the right is 4 tabs, home, about, contact, and shop. Underneath is a variety of black and white drawings, each with a title and the option to click the photo. They are titled “Airplane mobile”, “Interior concept designs”, “New! Sketchbooks”, “New! Wooden Tray!”, “Projects”, and “Graphic design”. The font is white and the background for each textbox is black. Underneath these photos is a segment titled “KaRinITI Studio”, and a small bio of the company is given. The font for this segment is very small.  As you click each tab it is highlighted yellow. Under the “About” tab is a colored photo of Karen, with black text on top briefly describing the history of her company and a little about her

Personal life. Under the contact tab is her facebook, instagram, pinterest, and linkedin pages, Ir also includes the option to contact her by leaving your name, email, subject and message. Under the “Shop” tab is a list of her stores, as well as a link to her online store’s page.

  1. http://rachelamoylan.wixsite.com/rachelamoylan

The third website I chose to analyze was the blog of a student, Rachel Moylan. She used wix to create her website, and since I am using it for my blog, I thought it would be a good idea to view others and what they chose to do on theirs. Moylan’s main page is white, and has her name in thin letters at the top. She has 5 tabs to choose from, “Home”, “About”, “Work”, “Resume” and “contact” The main page has a large box that says “Welcome!” at the top. It has a photo of Rachel, and a brief paragraph inviting her audience to see what her blog has to offer. Under the box is a link to her twitter and linked in pages. Under the “About” tab is another photo of Rachel, as well and 3 short paragrpahs describing herself. The font is dark gray, and she has certain words bolded near the end of the paragraphs. Under the “Work” tab, there are three subtabs: advertising, public relations, and photo journalism. Under the “advertising” subtab, Rachel has 4 projects, each with a photo to the left and a short description to the right. The pictures are in color, and each projects title is bolded, with the following font a dark grey. The “public relations” subtab includes a slide show of her works and a description that remains the same for all the pictures. Under the last subtab of “Work” is “photo journalism” This tab includes a photo to the left, and a brief description of each image to the right. There are also a few slide shows on this page. The “resume” tab incudes her resume with a pdf link to download. The font remains the same on this page, small and dark grey, with a few chosen words bolded for emphasis. The last page, “contact”, includes a photo of her with her email, and then the option to contact her with your name, email, subject and message. Overall this blog is very simple, but to the point.

Plans for my Portfolio:

My goal for my portfolio is to share my thoughts and ideas on topics I find to be important, and to hopefully sway my audience to believe in the same things that I do. I am interested in entertainment, especially music. I also care for fashion,news, politics, and sports, so my entries will rarely be on the same topic. I love to travel, and have been to many places outside of the United States. I believe it is important to become educated on what is happening worldwide, and that issues happening across the globe are just as relevant as those happening locally. The vision I have for my portfolio is to keep it somewhat personal, meaning that the audience will feel as though they can connect to what I am sharing in one way or another. I am highly opinionated, and am not afraid to share my honest thoughts on a topic, regardless to what most people believe. I do however take other opinions into consideration, and I understand that one’s perspective can drastically alter the way things are seen. I hope that those who read my blog will feel informed, as well as inspired to create their own portfolio and share their thoughts.

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About Me

My name is Rose Torzynski and I am a Sophomore and communications major here at SUNY Cortland. I am originally from California, but now live in Rochester, New York with my mom and younger brother. I am excited to create a blog, as I have never done so before. I have many passions, and find interests in a wide variety of subjects. My goal for this blog is to share my thoughts and ideas on topics I find to be important, and to hopefully sway my audience to believe in the same things that I do. I am interested in entertainment, especially music. I also care for fashion,news, politics, and sports, so my blog entries will rarely be on the same topic. I love to travel, and have been to many places outside of the United States. I believe it is important to become educated on what is happening worldwide, and that issues happening across the globe are just as relevant as those happening locally. The vision I have for my blog is to keep it somewhat personal, meaning that the audience will feel as though they can connect to what I am sharing in one way or another. I am highly opinionated, and I am not afraid to share my honest thoughts on a topic, regardless to what most people believe. I do however take other opinions into consideration, and I understand that one’s perspective can drastically alter the way things are seen. I hope that those who read my blog will feel informed, as well as inspired.

Snapchat, Twitter, and Me

Twitter and Snapchat are two of the most popular social media sites at the moment. Both sites have features that are unique to themselves, as well as those that are available on both.

Let’s compare the two…

Daily Active Users:
Twitter: 150 million users
Snapchat: 100 million users
Data collected from: https://www.fastcompany.com/3048628/heres-why-snapchat-and-twitter-are-barreling-toward-a-social-media-collision

Daily Snaps/Tweets:
Twitter: 500 million daily tweets
Snapchat: 700 million daily snaps
Data collected from: http://www.businessinsider.com/twitter-still-holds-advantages-over-snapchat-despite-user-growth-2016-6

How does the public use these sites?
Twitter: 59% of users use twitter for news and social content
Snapchat: 72% of users use snapchat for private communication
Data collected from: https://www.forbes.com/sites/greatspeculations/2016/06/06/is-snapchat-threatening-twitter/#6745739bc68e

What do investors think of these sites?
Twitter: 64% of brands said Twitter lead to a return in investments
Snapchat: 2% of brands said Snapchat lead to a return in investments
Data Collected from:  https://www.fastcompany.com/3048628/heres-why-snapchat-and-twitter-are-barreling-toward-a-social-media-collision

My Personal Opinion:

To be honest, I equally use the two social media sites. I use twitter daily to find out what is going on around the world, and to see what my friends and family think of local and national news. Twitter is better for receiving news in my opinion, as there is a wider variety of outlets. I use Snapchat daily as well however, in order to communicate with my friends and family at a personal level. I enjoy snapchat to send pictures and videos to my friends.

 

 

What is a “Good” Blog?

Everyone has a different opinion as to what a “good” blog is. However, there are some indisputable factors that make a blog successful. First off, a successful blog is focused. Having too many topics or thoughts included in a blog can lead the reader to become overwhelmed and confused as to what the main point is. Secondly, it is important to be passionate about the topics you are including. Having passion for the topic will not only make it easier for you as an author, but will capture the audience’s interest at a deeper level. It is also important for a blogger to be open to suggestions, and for the audience’s comments to be accepted. No one wants to visit a blog where they feel their opinions on a topic don’t matter! A “good” blog must also be well written and grammatically correct. This is crucial because the audience may feel as though you are not a credible source for information if there are flaws in your blog. It is often necessary to revise an excerpt several times before it is ready to be posted! Photos and videos also contribute to making a blog worth while. Including pictures that connect with your topic will attract the attention of readers! A “good” blog is easily achievable by following these guidelines, but most importantly it is your blog, so make it personal and create it your way!

5 Tips for a successful blog

  1. Create a goal for your blog.
  2. Pick a topic.
  3. Stay organized.
  4. Be open to suggestions.
  5. Add photos and videos.

Sites Used:

https://journalism.nyu.edu/publishing/archives/notablog/story/good_blog/

http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/26-tips-for-writing-great-blog-posts/

http://www.wordstream.com/blog/ws/2015/02/09/how-to-write-a-blog-post