1. What's your favorite thing about weblogs?
Weblogs give me a place to voice my opinion on the news. It also allows me to free my thoughts and be able to tell other people what I think.
2. What have you learned?
I've learned how to write a top-notch story and include lots of informative details.
3. How have you changed?
I've learned to appreciate people criticizing my work and not to take it so personally.
4. What will you do with what you have learned?
I will try to take all that I have learned and use it to become a better journalist.
5. What has been most challenging or frustrating for you and how have you met this challenge or overcome the frustration?
Probably trying to overcome the fear of people criticizing my work. It took a lot of building my confidence to overcome this big fear that was blocking my road to becoming a better journalist.
6. Can you see using weblogs in other classes? Explain.
Yes. But it would take a lot of time and commitment to do this.
7. Do you feel more confident about any of your skills?
Of course, the place I have improved the most is writing.
8. Do you ever find yourself helping others learn something?
Yes, all the time. Just the other day I was in the lab helping a group of people with their assignment. This role I have taken on is not new to me.
9. If an outsider visited your site, what would you hope he or she would think about it?
I would hope that they thought my site was informative, full of details, and makes them feel like this is the news site for them!
10. What skills that you have now that you didn't have are most valuable to you and why?
Well, I didn't have the skills to tell my opinion to people. Now I can tell my opinion to people, even though I don't know them.
11. In what ways have you become a better writer?
Well, my stories are informative, full of details, and much longer.
12. How does having a weblog affect how you learn? How does it affect how you write?
It has really affected my skills in writing. Well, my stories aren't as short, they have more details, the reader actually knows what I'm talking about, and I don't leave the reader hanging at the end of the story.
13. Looking back, what do you wish you would have learned about that you didn't? Or, what would you do differently if you could go back, knowing what you know now?
I would probably wouldn't be as nervous about criticism. I wish that I would have learned what a nutgraph was.
14. If you could start a weblog of your own, what would you write about?
I would give advice to young adults on how to deal with peer pressure in their lives.
15. What did you think of the Georgia-NJ Connection?
I thought that experience was wonderful. The thought of having high school students check your work and tell what they thought of it is a little nerve racking, but I soon learned to appreciate it.
16. Did you tell anyone about your weblog? Did others read your weblog? What feedback did you get from people outside the class, if any?
I told tons of people about my weblog. Many of them said that they thought it was great that a ten year old could have a weblog.
17. Do you have any words of wisdom for future webloggers?
Yes, always keep a bright face and never give up. Because no matter how hard it is, in the long-run you will hopefully learn to appreciate it.
18. Discuss your feelings about weblogs now.
Weblogs are fun, expressive, and enjoyable, but take a lot of effort.
19. Which response that you got from someone who made a comment about what you wrote did you like the best?
I liked the one Tim gave to me. Because it made me feel much better about what I wrote.