Final Blog Post: THAT’S A WRAP FOLKS!!

 Let us Reflect, shall we……Because Boy Has it Been A Ride!

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           Entering Ct 101 was like entering a whole new world for me. It was not completely what I had expected the class to be, quite frankly I did not know exactly what the class would entail while registering. A friend of mine spoke so highly of this class and somehow persuaded me, the most none tech savvy person ever, to text a fully tech-based class! the irony!

                           Let’s just say after the first class my face went from…..

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To then…

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   Yup, that is right! confused as to what did I get myself into and leaving like Nevanne…Really what did you get yourself into?

After leaving class on that first day I did feel a bit discouraged and felt I would not be able to accomplish half of what is it this course requires us to do but……

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               I truly have to say I am proud of what I have been able to accomplish. I have always been adamant about it is not how you start but how you finish and the drive you have to do what seems impossible. Ct 101 and Professor Ryan Seslow have been nothing but a push for me to dive deep into these amazing tools that I have learned such as Hyperlinking, creating a meme, creating a website, embedding fun images and memes, and most importantly blogging and expressing my self in a fun and artistic way.

The thing I enjoyed most about this class has been the memes! Memes to me have always been a fun way to tell a message. And if I can be completely honest, it was the least challenging thing for me during this course. Speaking of this course, let us take a walk down memory lane.

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Assignment# 1– This assignment was the start of something great. This was the start of learning different tools and tips that I now appreciate and use often.

Assignment#2– With this assignment, I began to feel more confident and not so terrified of the assignment at hand.

Assignment#3– THIS IS THE ONE! My favorite blog post of this course.

Assignment#5– This was another fun blog, the website was so easy and quick to use.

Assignment#6– Taking accountability!

Assignment#7– Now this is when things started to get tricky for me but I eventually tried my best to work through it.

Assignment#8– Stressed was an understatement.

As far as my website goes… That has been the most challenging part of this course. I tried my best to work on it but to be honest, the stress of trying to get things right got the best of me and I am far from proud of what it looks like. Although I feel like I did not devote as much time as was needed for this project I was glad that I was able to start. I will be using my free time after this semester to fully develop and take time to learn how to edit it and get my creative ideas from in my head to on the website. For now, my website looks a little like this

Although my website did not turn out exactly as how I had envisioned it in my head. I did not want this disappointment to take away from the fact that I came into CT101 not knowing what a domain is, how to even go about making a website, how to hyperlink and insert memes and images to being able to learn and apply it to the best of my abilities and for that I hold my head high.

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After looking back on how I first started this course feeling defeated and feeling Like I would not be able to do half of the things that were being talked about. To have more knowledge, more tools, and feel more confident in my abilities with Tech, I truly must say I am proud of myself. I won’t sit here and say I am the best blogger on our class website because I have seen some incredible work! But I just am truly proud that I was able to be exposed to these new tools and tips and create the best blog post I could.

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Now to the question I tried to avoid the most LOL! “What grade have you earned in this class?”…

If I could give myself a grade for this class it would be a B. In complete transparency, I believe I earned a B because I was able to complete each assignment to the best of my ability but  I do believe certain posts could have been better. I also give myself an A grade of a B because I did not comment on as many blog posts as I believe I should have and my website was not to where I fully wanted it to be.

CT101 has been a growing course for me, I have experienced challenges especially when it came to creating our website, but I appreciate all the tools and challenges that I came up against. I have learned more than I knew coming into this course. I would like to congratulate those who are graduating! and for those like myself whose last semester is coming up next year!


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Who would have thought creating a website would be this challenging….well I did but this seems next level.

After creating my domain name I started to think of the layout I wanted. And to be quite honest I was drawing blanks. Nothing was really coming to me. I knew I wanted it to be based around my love for fashion but I feel like I did not even know where to begin visually.

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After a twenty minute breakdown I just decided to go for it….why not……what could possibly go wrong!

Well it seemed like everything went wrong.

I was having such a hard time editing and moving things around. This start of my website has been very challenging for me. Although feeling defeated, I did not want to give up just yet.  I eventually turned to the one place that seems to always have the answers.. YOUTUBE! and began to watch videos and try to turn this failed website around.
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HMHMMM…..I never even knew what a domain was before this assignment and now I have to create my own?!

So I first wanted to think about what it is I wanted my first site to be about, I figured if I knew what I wanted my website to be about the name would come to me.

So I wanted it to be around something I am passionate about and love which is fashion!

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The names that started to come to mind were:

  4. FREEtheFASH
  5. COLOR2theT


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So far CT101 has been like a hurdle track meet for me. I think I am finally getting the understanding of some things and then BOOM it’s time to make a domain name…AMMM I never even heard of that until this class!


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But before starting with my challenges let’s go over my accomplishments!

So far in Ct101, I have learned to hyperlink, create memes, input images, and gifs into my post, and blog of course, and most importantly have been given room to be as creative as possible. So I feel am doing okay so far in CT101.

I regularly input hyperlinks because it’s pretty cool! and of course what is a post without a Giphy in it?

Now it’s time for full transparency…

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I  have not been up to date with every assignment and had to do a bit of catch up. So for that right now I think my grade is at a B- . Of course, I would hope and want to get an A in this class but I know that my commenting on other people’s posts has not been the greatest and there are still things I can improve on. Overall my post so far has been me putting out my best effort. listed below are what I have been able to post thus far

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I do however see the growth in the lengths of my blog post and feel more comfortable writing them without feeling judged for my honesty or self-reflection. I see that I am more expressive and use more imagery to help portray the storyline of my blog post. However, these new assignments that are coming up seem to be the ones to truly test my tech abilities but I am up for the challenge. Overall, CT101 has been pushing me to try new tools and tips on improving not only my blog post but tools I can use daily.

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For this assignment, I was excited to combine two things that I love, scrapbook making and shopping!

I wanted to use this website as a creative outlet for two of my favorite things. I wanted it to be colorful and bright with a lot of fashion-based pictures all over. I often get called out on my “shopping addiction” but with this website I wanted to not make people feel guilty about shopping but admire what it is, they love whether that is shoes, bags, or clothes…You name it!

I wanted it to look like organized chaos LOL because let’s face it, that’s exactly what my closet and maybe plenty of you out their closets look like.

I started by selecting 4-5 images that stood out to me and that represent what I love to shop for.

My website is for all of you who love to shop and should not feel guilty but admire what you have collected and bought over the years.

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Assignment 3: MEME WASTEDDD….


Memes can be found all over the internet and on media outlets like Snapchat, Instagram, and Twitter to name a few.

Memes can have you laughing to the point of no return or having you look at your partner sideways because you felt what the meme was saying on a deep level! or maybe that’s just me… Let’s take a look at a few examples shall we?!?!


After searching the web and looking at all sorts of different memes, the question of are these an art form or not became more clear to me…..IT IS DEFINITELY AN ART FORM!

Art comes in many different forms, I believe memes are an art form because it is convey a message that the person who created it want readers to understand.

Memes can also tell a story…. Grab your popcorn and get ready to unwind while I tell you a story about my CT101 experience through memes!

Lets just say my face is still like that but some how some way I feel like maybe…..just maybe….. The tech savvy version of myself will somehow come out and help me do great in this course.




Assignment 2- CT101 ?!?! IT WILL BE FUN THEY SAID……

YEP! thats the exact face I made on the first day of class. I truly did not realize what I had signed myself up for. I was recommended on taking this course by a friend and her exact words were “It will be fun”. Of course she would recommend a class based fully on technology an all the amazing things you can do with it to the most non tech person!

After leaving class confused and stressed on how I would be able to do all this, I decided I was going to stay positive and maybe….just maybe……I could become somewhat tech savy and complete each assignment.

After giving myself a pep talk, and realizing how helpful and willing the professor is to make sure we understand each assignment my confidence has been definitely boosted!

SOOOOOO….. I think I’m getting the hang of it all! who would have thought!

Moral of the story……

CT101 has  made learning fun and has taught me more tech savy techniques in a few weeks than I probably would have ever learned.

Now I’m not the greatest blogger but I am trying and working on improving with each post and for that I am grateful for this course.

Just like the history of Giphy… I am evolving and improving each day!


Assignment #1: Did Someone Say Movie Time?

I’m not sure about you but movies are the key to my happiness and entertainment. I have been focusing on what has made me happy this week and the main thing I could focus on is the one and only Idris Elba’s new movie, Beast.

I mean have you seen a man fight a lion and make it look easy? Didn’t think so. Beast is not only about Idris’s grand moment of fighting a lion but this movie was inspiring to me and encouraged me to bring out my inner “beast” or inner strength to fight off whatever life may throw at me.

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This movie will not only have you on the edge of your seat for the action-packed scenes but it will also pull on your heartstrings. It shows that dedication, handwork, love, and will take you very far to overcome whatever “beast” you may be fighting or dealing with in your personal life.

If that trailer does not make you want to run to the movie theater I do not know what will!

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You, yes you! What are you waiting for? Buy your ticket!

Everyone has dealt with or is currently dealing with something or someone that seems like a “beast” in their lives. Let Idris be the driving motivation to keep fighting no matter the odds that are stacked against you!

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