I am going to design a blog that is going to act as a survival guide to weekends at college. A lot of the time, mostly as a freshman, I found myself spending a lot of time just wishing for something to do during a Saturday afternoon. It is so easy to find yourself secluded by staying on campus. I wanted to get out of my dorm room and enjoy the area around me. The only problem is I did not know what was in Carlisle, PA or close by areas.
I am going to make a blog that will be a guide of the hidden gems around and in Carlisle, PA. Places will include hiking trails, bodies of water, orchards, etc. I will use photography done by myself or my friends to illustrate our trips to these places and make my blog interactive. In addition I will take videos and edit them to make my site more multimodal with sounds and real footage.
I am very into clean-cut and simple designed blogs. I imagine a white or black background that makes my images pop. I want my images to be the most prevalent thing. I want to have thumbnails with a story written behind them. A reader will go over the image and read a snippet and hopefully clicks on the thumbnail and reads the article of information and tips. I do not want a structured flow on my blog. I want my audience which will be mainly Dickinson College Students to feel a sense of ease and realize this is just a casual blog on tips of what to do when you’re bored and have time on your hands. Blogs such as http://www.paulnicklen.com/ and http://www.humansofnewyork.com/ are two examples of designs of blogs that attract my eye. My blog is of course going to be different as I won’t be interviewing people (as it does on HONY) but rather exploiting the hidden beauties of the area around us.
I want to make a Blog that is relatable to my peers. Everyone loves a guide to campus hacks and this is a great subject to exploit.