Last semester, my passion blog was on music. I wrote about how music affects our mood, what type of music different people tend to be inclined to listen to, and I often reviewed music or shared some of my favorites. While I love music, I found that my inspiration to write these posts was declining. Towards the end of the semester especially, I had difficulties thinking of interesting posts to write. Therefore, I am going to have a passion blog on a completely different topic this semester. I am thinking about making a Fencing Blog. I could include reports on how I felt at practice, what I can improve upon, and reflect on what I am doing successfully. I can also write out any goals that I have. I believe that this will help me in ameliorating my technique and mentality, as well as to acknowledge and celebrate my successes. Since fencing is not a common sport and few people who aren’t fencers themselves are interested in the sport, I am thinking about also including general fitness tips and tricks.
Civic Issues Blog:
I will be focusing on Education. I often think that high school education should be reformed in many ways, and would love to express my thoughts on issues I see in the education system. I also would like to become more informed on why the US ranks so low in testing scores in comparison to other countries, and what could be done educationally to improve our ranking. Having lived in a different country and several states, I can write about how my educational experiences in different areas compare to each other.
This I believe:
I want to make my podcast very ‘real’. I want it to reveal my personality and have a deep message. I strongly believe in sharing my opinion and not being afraid of intervening, especially when something you deem wrong is occurring. Too many times, people let others say or do awful things because they are afraid they will be judged if they speak out. With this topic, I run the risk of my podcast being cliché. In order to avoid that, I will try to make it as genuine as possible, with specific examples and an effective flow. If I find that I am having a hard time putting a story together for this topic, I may choose to speak about self-reflection instead.