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Present Yourself Accordingly

Mr. President, Sir

We share a few things in common and the first being the success and welfare of this company. I have noticed that this company doesn’t have any presence on social media websites and I believe that should change. Social media can improve the publicity of this company and help us grow with and as a part of our community. Take Facebook for example. With Facebook our company would be able to reach out to current and prospective customers in order to make sure they are completely satisfied with our products so they return for more and sometimes with more customers. That is the purpose of our company is it not? To become more successful and bring what our consumers need directly to them. Well with a Facebook or Twitter we would do just that.

Think about it with a presence on the internet then our name and products will spread like wild fire. If for no reason at all it will get people to check our company out. This way more and more people will become interested in us and our products. With Twitter and Facebook we would be able to interact with our customers to develop a more personal relationship with them, because if there is one thing that big companies like McDonald’s or Microsoft lack in is customer satisfaction. How many times do you go through a drive through and realize on the way home that you didn’t get exactly what you ordered? Well with social media our company would be able to communicate with our customers and they would be able to notify us if they weren’t satisfied with our business transaction.

To be perfectly honest there isn’t a huge downside to a presence on the internet. Besides a few annoying posts the only downside that could harm our company would be bad media exposure but with a strong personal presence on the internet, our customers will never feel as though they have been cheated. The internet is a vast and infinitely big space and if our company is a part of that then we immortalize our company and what we currently stand for. Our company would be able to flourish into anything because of the internet’s vast amount of resources. Our once small company would become a titan in our own field. That is however only if you decide to go through with this movement.

I look forward to discussing this matter in person and hope that you might feel the way I do.

Your humble employee

The Proposal

This proposal will be for a made up company that develops video games.

Dear Mr./Ms. President,

Gamers are passionate people. If there is one thing that they absolutely love, it is a passionate game developer. The best way to advertise a game is to show the consumers that you really care about the game. Successful titles like Call of Duty have fallen to the greed of big corporations, and many of the gamers out there do not respect the game as a result. They loathe the thought of Infinity Ward pumping out identical copies of games and pricing them at retail values. To gain recognition within the gaming community, the first step should be to establish  a strong connection with the audience. Creating videos that detail specific game mechanics and choices can really hype up an upcoming game. A blog can also be used to update potential customers on how the game development is going along. Gamers like to be in the loop. Keeping them in the dark will only betray their trust, resulting in a bad reputation. If the gaming company really wants to survive in this industry, it is important to get well known in the realm of social media. As I mentioned before, a blog would be really helpful as it would not only inform viewers of your product, but it would also build a healthy relationship with the rest of the community. Another way to gain recognition would be to get featured on other blogs and gaming websites like IGN and PCGamer. News websites absolutely love to discover upcoming games, so definitely consider creating videos, vlogs, or blogs to try and catch their attention. Gaming companies and developers are like brand names, once they have a reputation, it is really difficult the alter the public’s image. That is why it is so crucial to make the correct decisions now while the company is still fairly unknown. I can help you establish a good foundation for the company with my set of skills. So pls…hire me :]

proposal

Dear President of whatever company,

You may not know me yet because I just joined the company. I am a recent graduate, and I want to help expand the customer base of our company. I know that this company will succeed with flying colors if we add a little something extra.

Now, I’ve been doing some research about the company, and I noticed that we do not have a blog. After taking a multimedia class, I have learned that blogs really help increase customers and readers. Blogging will help us connect to not only our returning customers but also with new customers. With a blog, we can: introduce new products; create interesting stories relating to our products; increase customers; upload photos of our products; make customers feel like they are a part of the company; have polls for new ideas; have contests; ask customers for reviews; write news about the company and/or about our community.

You can hire a social media techie, or I can possibly help out with creating our blog. I already have a design layout that will really catch the eyes of many. I looked up keyword searches that people search for frequently. I have a few posts already in mind that include these keywords, which would really help this company grow. I already have contest ideas. All I need is approval from you to begin this journey. I’ll take pictures, upload constantly, and make sure to reach a quota and possibly surpass it. We need a blog ASAP.

into the future

My blog is about mini college tips.

It will become a vlog with mini situations… so like a mini TV show in a Vlog form? I will ask friends to act out mini roles and create situations that a college student can relate to. I want to make it a humorous, yet sometimes a serious, vlog that engages many viewers. Some days I will incorporate photos instead of situations. I think a video log is more interesting than reading posts sometimes. When I’m tired and just want to relax, reading is great, but often, I enjoy watching vlogs more. I would rather spend 10 minutes watching a vlog than reading a blog. Maybe I’ll get enough subscribers and ‘episodes’ to turn it into a DVD set. hahaha

It will then evolve into a book deal. I think my book will be more interesting than photos and text messages. Tips are fun and short but meaningful. College students can relate and learn; high school students can learn beforehand. Graduate students may recollect and reminisce. It will connect to a wide population.

 

Animated Anime Watching?

If my blog were to come off of the page and become something else it would be…

  • A list of rated anime maybe presented in vlog format.
  • A series of videos with my acting out the animes within a few minutes. (one per video)
  • A vlog of my hilarious facial expressions while watching anime. (live vlogging?)
  • A book with brief descriptions of anime.

I can’t really think of anything else that it could become. Being that it is a very specific blog I can’t really have it be that flexible. These ideas in themselves are also ideas that I would never actually go through with. I’m not really a vlog kind of person.

 

 

 

From A Computer Screen to Your TV Screen

If my blog were to come off of the computer screeen, I could see it as a talk show. My blog is similar to Real Time With Bill Maher and The Daily Show in that I follow political news and then give it a humerous spin. These shows also have had sucessful books, so I assume that my blog could also be a book as well. But that’s just thinking big. Most likely my blog would shift into Youtube videos. A similar comedian blogger from Cleveland has this similar approach to Ohio politics, but he primarily covers sports, and he recently got his own local TV show. I could see my blog running that kind of a path, but then again there are numerous blogs that are kind of like mine, though less with a focus on Ohio politics, so it would depend mostly on the sucess of the blog on whether it would become a book or a tv show. People enjoy political news and comedy, evident from the success of The Daily Show and the Colbert Report, and I think overall there could be a good market for a blog such as mine to become a more mainstream commercial journalism entertainment.

[B]l0G 2 [V]l0G

Respond in a post on the course blog: If your blog could evolve to something off the page (doesn’t necessarily have to be a book or a magazine), what could you see it becoming?

I think my DIY blog would be best suited to a vlog- not necessarily my face and me talking about the crafts, but just filming as I do them step by step. This would probably be the best actually, more than a written blog. it would probably be easier for users to follow along and see exactly what I am doing. However, if you try to follow along you either have to keep pausing or try to remember what I am saying. So maybe a little list of the steps in the description of the video would work best. I love watching youtube videos of how to do crafts. Strangely I have never seen youtube cooking videos, so maybe the cooking half of my blog would get a lot of views. Now I will have to look up cooking youtube videos after class… There are probably so many great videos and ideas out there of food! I try to be a little funny sometimes in my blog to stay interesting but in real life no one ever laughs at me so I don’t think my vlog would be popular 😦

 

 

Avoiding the Blogging Burnout

I actually think that people who are beginner bloggers and people who have been blogging for a while would have slightly different reasons to stop blogging. For novices, I think that some sort of disinterest would be the primary reason. Since these people have never blogged before, the schedule may be a little demanding to start out, having to keep up with all the posts per week and all. Also, the blogger may realize that he or she is not as interested in the topic as once thought, or there just is not as much to write about as previously thought. For experienced bloggers, though, I don’t think that he or she would stop blogging and abandon the blog immediately; instead, I think that it would die out over time. If he or she enjoys blogging a great deal, then there will always be some time here and there to update the blog. After a while though, the blogger would probably feel some sort of “burnout” and not want to update the blog anymore, thereby making the blog dead.

If I were to ever have “blogger burnout” I would probably just back away for a while and not post on my blog. If I had a friend who had a great blog, but hasn’t updated in a while, I would offer words of encouragement to him or her and question as to why they are suddenly disinterested in keeping up with the blog. I would tell my friend that they have a terrific following and many people enjoy reading your blog and tell him or her that, if they really need to, take a few days or a week off and come back later when you feel more up to posting.

Keep Blogging!

 

The main reason that a blogger would abandon their blog is that life simply just gets in the way. I know this from my own blog. I work, take 19 credits here at Rutgers, am in the marching band, and hold a position within my Fraternity. I barely have time for anything. And if for some chance I do have time I’m either too tired to function or I desperately need to just relax. It’s difficult because normally  I wouldn’t blog if I didn’t have a good amount of time to commit myself to the blog.

To prevent blogging burn out I think I would simply post less frequently. My blog being an anime blog I could first watch an entire anime series and then write about it as opposed to writing about anime I’ve already watch and simply remember. It would be more productive that way I think. I’ll be very interested in the anime and at the end of it I’m sure I would want to share how awesome it was. I wouldn’t feel the obligation to do so, I would just want to do it.

If my friend has a great blog and hasn’t updated it in a while I think I would nonchalantly comment about their blog every once in a while so as to send something sort of like a subliminal message. Because maybe after hearing about their blog so much they might be interested in going back to it. If that doesn’t work I think I would just be very direct and ask them about it. Ask why they stopped or how they are feeling about continuing blogging so that maybe I can help in someway to get their motivation back. I would not push the limit though.

Internet Impressions: take control of yours.

“all citizens, no matter how obscure, will have to adjust their behavior to the possibility that someone may be writing about them”
Jeffrey Rosen

To an extent I believe that this ideology should be followed. However this is something that has always been in play. You should adjust your behavior to the possibility of anything. It’s all about the impression you leave on someone. You do it all the time; You’re on your best behavior when you meet her parents or put on a face (not neccesarily a farce) when you go to be interviewed. The fact is you are always being judged and someone will inevitably gossip about you and your behaviors. It doesn’t matter whether it’s on a blog or written in a journal. You should always want to present yourself to be a certain way in public. Why should that change at all with the addition of blogs? Sure it’s a different medium that more people have access to however if you follow this ideology you won’t have to worry about anything.

So yes you should adjust your behavior for how you want to be perceived but considering the work wide web, I feel that your identity should be kept private if you want it to be. You should have total and complete control over your identity on the internet and if someone else puts out any sort of personal information out there, you should have the right to make them take it down or at least simply take your identity away from whatever they wrote.