Here we are again, at the end of another semester. Although we all long for the end of the semester because brings a sense of rebased pressure of classes weighing over you, there is a sense of “I’m going to miss this.”
CT101 is one of those that fall in the latter as I have genuinely enjoyed this class. It opened a new, artistic dimension to my work as a journalist. The new found knowledge of creating gifs, and memes to insert to my post have elevated my production. CT101 also enabled me to create my second website, which I have been able to dedicate 100% of the space to just sports, my true passion.
But since we are being completely transparent here, I would not give my self an “A” for this class. I have missed plenty of the in class meetings due to my grand father’s recent health issues. I often stayed at home to help rehab him back from surgery, resulting in me checking in on the weekly assignments posted on CT 101 and doing my best to complete them. I missed a the vapor wave assignment, I tried to follow the youtube directions but I failed to get a piece submitted because it was well terrible.
What I missed with the in class assignments, I felt I made up through dedication to my personal website: http://sportstakeswithtim.com. I drastically changed the look of my website from the blank canvas we were given in class. I produced a total of 19 lengthy posts filled with images, gifs and videos (all things we learned in CT101). Just like my latest post
Kawhi Not?: The Fadeaway Game 7 Winner that Could Change The NBA Landscape
If I had to guess I would be graded somewhere in the “B” area due to the missed classes, but because I salvaged it with my website production.
Going forward I plan to continue using the website I created here in CT101. It has quickly elevated to my number one used website, and have been given great feedback on it. I will continue to use it as a platform to publish my sports stories, and hope you all come along for the ride.
So goodbye CT101, it was fun while it lasted
Last weekend’s assignment was to share our websites with our classmates and to check a few out and I must say we all have come a long way from that blank canvas we started with. Whether it be a changed theme, vibrant colors, or just great content, the transformation into a true website has been amazing.
One particular website that caught my attention was https://nflfeelsthebern.com
Now I may be a little biased considering I am a huge sports fan and quite the Bernie Sanders supporter myself, but I won’t let that get in the way of my analysis of the website itself. I thought the content itself is great. I enjoyed the Bernie Visits the Fox’s Den post because I did not see the live event. But the post which I was drawn to was the Bernie Kickoff Rally for 2020 at Brooklyn College. The multitude of photos followed up by the gif flows nicely. The background of the entire website is fitting, a simple “I support Bernie” message.
I’ll be checking on the website, especially once the NFL season starts up. I’m intrigued about your future coverage of the NFL.
My website SportsTakesWithTim has come a long way from its generic, bland, flavorless beginning. With improvements to the theme, layout, and quality of the posts, the entire website has been reimagined. So I would like to reintroduce you guys to SportsTakesWithTim, and hope you check out my latest post about the NBA remembering the late great Nipsey Hussle.
In our previous class we created our very own domain. As a journalist, I seen this as the perfect opportunity to have an outlet to post all of my opinions on top stories in sports. I plan on sprinkling in techniques we learn in CT101 to improve the overall reading experience of my posts. So expect a lot of hot takes and funny GIF’s to go along with them.
If you are interested make your way over SportsTakesWithTim
Here is a preview of the first post.
The debates about “are memes art,” will never end. Those who consider art sacred will see memes as a joke, considering most memes are just that, a joke. However if you go by the definition of “art” then memes fit the criteria.
Art= the expression or application of human creative skills and imagination.
Whether you accept it or not, memes are a form of expression. With the simple use of photoshop anyone can create a meme to express their feelings about literally any thought that pop into their heads. Just today I was on my way to York, knowing I had a long day ahead of me, looking forward to CT101, while dreading my late class, English270.
Here are some memes, or should I say works of art I created to express how I feel about my Tuesday schedule.