We worked on the planning and designing part of the Design Cycle. For the first part, the investigating stage, there is a post about it here. So far, we designed our own blog including the background, widgets, header etc… For the one that was called How to Grow a Blog, we made a goal of our own blog. I think we have done these things because we want to make our original blog, so we can see the difference of each other’s blogs. For the How to Grow a Blog, I think we did this because if we have a goal, we can work hard to achieve our goal and we can have the feeling to try our best to make our blog the best blog. It took us 6 weeks for finishing this.
I chose this blog design because I really like the color and the design. I imagined the posts as the shape for a filr because I like to be organised and in school, we mostly use files to sort stuff. Also I choosed a shooting star because in Japan, there is a story that if you pray for something when you see a shooting star, that will come true, and in school, I want to be talented at different things so I thought if I pray, I can be better at that more than I am now.
I need to learn about how I can make my blog my original one by making the header, posts, back ground and the arrangement of each widget etc… to my favorite style. I think I can do that by asking people who have thier own blog, teachers and friends, and playing with some stuff including internet sites that realtes to blogs. Also, I want to learn how to put games on to my blog because then people can entertain themselves by playing games after they see my blog. I can learn that by asking people who have games on their blogs, research on the internet. Finally, I want to learn how I can make my own games and widgets because if I put more detail of myself in really small places, the reader can check my personalities and other stuff that describes me. I can do that by asking people who made their own games and widgets, people who was one of the people who made a really famous game and others…
I was confident on my blog design because I really think that I put most of my personality. For example, my favorite colors, my favorite pattern and others. I really enjoyed this part as the one before. I enjoyed it because I really learned that if I make my blog original and different to others, many people will come to our blog. The thing that was challenging the most in this unit was setting my goal because I had 2 different feelings. One was I want to have… and the other one was Can I have this many(much)…? I asked myself which I would rather think of so I mostly chose I want to have to think more positivly! One of my goals were I want to have more than 500 people viewing my blog and people from more than 50 countries will visit my blog at the end of 6th grade, so I want to make my blog interesting and make many people read my blog.