What a Wonderful Ride it Was!!

Is this the most dangerous roller coaster in America?

Just like life, class CT 101 has been a roller coaster ride. It had its ups and downs, its twists and turns; but overall, it has been an exhilarating ride. I went in blindfolded and dumbfounded. https://youtu.be/MPam03FXb1Y. It was like going on a blind date that went perfect.

“Now it’s time to say good-bye to all my company, M-I-C-K-E-Y ….M-O-U-S-E”

Winking: Why We Do It, What Winking Means

See you real soon!

But first, let’s check out all of my marvelous Blogs. Enjoy…

My first blog, I didn’t know what in the world what I was doing at all. “Bang, Zoom. To the moon Alice!” That’s how I felt. Like someone knocked me into outer space. LOL.

With my first blog, Professor Seslow taught the class about Giphy.com
Surprised What The GIF by Xbox
Funny Memes
Found Footage Video GIF by Eternal Family
At the middle of the assignment I felt like giving everyone a wonderful shout out. I began to feel a bit more light and fluffy. I was beginning to get the hang of things. Yay me!!!!!!
We were taught to incorporate gifs with links to support our writing. I must say that after a little time, I really became comfortable with the techniques and structure that was required by Professor Seslow.
I am a journalism major. I believe that what has been taught to me thus far can be a major asset in my field. After all, journalism has many arteries. 
Check out the image of arteries on this youtube video. Massive kool huh???
https://youtu.be/LQne1SILsVk . Oh yeah, did I mention that we were taught how to use youtube for illustrations of our message for the viewers? Soooooo massive kool, don’t you agree?
As you will notice, I become a bit better with each blog.
A climber, clipped into a safety cable and suspended high above the ground, walks across a thin steel cable while holding onto other cables in each of her hands.

Let us go a bit further to my Second Blog Post.

Here I go again feeling a bit confused, afraid, and dumbfounded. I needed more heart, courage, and confidence. If I only had a brain, do  do do do
Sheet Music Animation GIF
During registration for this semester, I was required to select an elective course. Upon reading the detailed information pertaining to this class, I decided to jump into the deep side of the pool knowing that I could not swim at all. In other words, I was not well versed in the computer world nor its capabilities and it’s use of creativity.
Confused Tilda Swinton GIF by reactionseditor
Talking about confused……but I decided to jump in…..
Brave Jump and Dive in Deep Deep Pool
I came to find that it wasn’t as scary as I thought. It actually was quite  wonderful and exciting. The anticipation of understanding and completing the assignment was nerve racking.  To my complete surprise,  the assignment itself was uplifting. But isn’t that the way life works?
I really enjoyed the class. It was much different than any other class that I have ever taken. Professor Seslow is kind, patient, and nurturing.
How Can Teachers Nurture Meaningful Student Agency? - MindShift
The learning potential is out of this world, making the process of learning new skills that use internet tools, amazing.
The sky is indeed the limit and at the touch of your fingertips.
137,999 Rainbow Sky Stock Photos, Pictures & Royalty-Free ...
Finger language hi-res stock photography and images - Alamy
The class brings to light a whole new language and its uses.
happy emoji GIF by Smiley
How could I resist?????
Moving right along to Blog #3
At this point of my digital story-telling learning process, I have decided that this class is not only massive kool, but very enlightening. The professor asked us to decide if internet memes should be considered a form of art work? I believe that they are. Not that long ago, graffiti was considered a public nuisance and the defaming of property.
graffiti artwork in camden
Just as graffiti has come to be recognized as a work of art, a piece of
expression, so too has memes. Memes are nothing more than a consolidated story of feelings.
Funny Memes
Now that’s funny!!!  Talk about confidence…..I’m getting there.
young asian woman hiker climbing rock on mountain peak cliff
Slowly I turn, step by step, inch by inch, I am GETTING THERE. WOOHOO!!!
Leslie Jones Snl GIF by Saturday Night Live
This is just an example of a meme and a gif. Tell me you don’t feel the message. I’m sure that you can, and I’m sure that you do. Is this an expression of an art form or what? It’s not on anything stationary, which brings confusion to many folks.
Scratching Head GIFs | TenorHmmmmm
It has been decided by many, and many people believe that memes are a work of and an expression of art.
Memes give character to storytelling. It sort of reminds me of the funny paper comics.
New Popeye Videos Show What 90 Years of Spinach Can Do for a ...
What difference do you see between the two? Don’t worry, I’ll wait lol………..
Have you figured it out? Cartoons shows movement, but…..comics do not. Cartoons are moving animated figures, memes can be actual or animated moving figures. Look at how much progression has taken place in the tech arena and I’m sure that there’s so much more to come. 
Diamond Select Toys Star Trek: The Original Series: Communicator
Does it not remind you of a cellular flip phone? Woooooow…. Things that make you go hmmmmm. It’s just another example that the more things change, the more they stay the same. So in retrospect, memes aren’t going anywhere. As a matter of fact, they have been a part of art for years. The only twist is that it is now digital. Ain’t that a kick in the head?
kicking martial arts GIF
And just like any other form of communication, memes can be used for good or bad. Let’s stay focused on the good shall we?
Baby Fighting GIF
Now that’s more like it, don’t you think? This meme brings more humor, but gets the same point across.
They are also a form of cultural expression!
If you think that my blog is telling a story with not only the words, but by my use of illustrations, then we can agree that memes contribute greatly to the telling of a story. Written words are a form of art all by itself. But when they are accompanied with the use of memes, the story becomes so much more vivid, inviting, and eye catching.
How to Effectively Use Memes in Your Content Marketing
I hope that you enjoy my analogy of the class with the memes provided. It tells a story about my experience of Class CT101.
hey arnold nick splat GIF
the fairly oddparents dancing GIF
Studying College Life GIF
Business School Marketing GIF by UF Warrington College of Business
College Basketball Sport GIF by NCAA March Madness
These memes are my forms of expression displaying my disposition, my emotions, and the spirit of the class. In THIS CLASS, Professor Seslow had a very unique way of teaching and grading. Books? Absolutely NOT. Over bearing requirements? I don’t think so. Expectations? Yes. All professors should have his bedside manner. He is such an extraordinary individual.
College Football GIF by SB Nation
He goes all in making sure that you get a touchdown!!!! My Professor truly cares.
Happy College Sports GIF by College Colors Day
Moving right along…
Oh Oh….Ohhhh nooooo….ummff, ummff, ummff. SMH.
Illustration gif. A red bird shakes his head and facepalms. A speech bubble next to his head says, “Oh no!”
Confusion Reaction GIF by Rosanna Pansino
Talking about confused…
Blog #4 I have yet to master. I mean like whoa
The website DS106 is kinda advanced for my blood. It’s undeniable that I’m glad that it has been introduced to me; however, this project will take me some time to fully comprehend and master. It is indeed a very creative and useful website that allows creativity to free fall.  Niagara Falls comes to mind when I think about this website. 
Photos of Niagara Falls
Look how something that is one in the same take on different lives of its own. This is so remarkable and totally amazing. I find its waterfall to be one of the most greatest arts and gifts to this world.
Now I’m not saying that Reddit, Daily Create, or Photoshop Battle is as lovely and majestic as the waterfall, but it is does come close to its wonderment.
So in essence, this website is one of the projects that will benefit and contribute to my creative abilities of building and expression of my artistic creations and thoughts!
Even though this semester has come to an end, what has been taught to me has just been given birth and is ready to soar like the mighty eagle.
AFLE Bald Eagle Poster,Flying Bird Wildlife,Canvas Wall Art For Living Room Decor Aesthetic Vintage Posters & Prints,College Posters For Guys Cuadros Para Dormitorios,12x18 inches,Unframed
WHEW...Ok, lets check out Blog #5
This blog surrounds “Digital Art Making Immediacy,” and the introduction of the mmm.page
This website opens up a world of not only creativity, but also it allows you to use your intuition and comply with immediacy. I must admit that this is a clever and unique combination. It allows personal intimacy that is attached to your own web browser. I found that to be ummmmm different. It’s not quite a website, but it is not that far removed.
This brain with all of its colors and electrodes, helps to describe the brain of all persons  working on this particular assignment. Isn’t it amazingly and awesomely magnificent? What another fine work of art. Can you imagine that this is what the human brain looks like and how it behaves with positive stimulation?
Now if this is not a visual metaphor, than I don’t what is.
 The use of this web browser has shown me, and has made me very aware of the skills afforded to a person that can be applied to their fullest potential. I mean just stop and really observe all of the skills, techniques and tools that a square technical machine can bring.
2,403,912 Electronic Equipment Stock Photos, Pictures ...
I am passionate and determined to use the knowledge that was afforded to me to the best of my ability. After all, practice does make perfect.
britain's next top model billie GIF by Lifetime Telly
I have discovered that the use of these devices has allowed me a certain freedom of expression. I must admit that it feels pretty swell!
Not that long ago, the other side of the window was what held me back.  Now, I’m on the inside looking out.
Rear back view woman opening white curtains enjoy sea view, Happy traveller stay in high quality hotel. Hotel Stock Photo
I have found a sense of belonging.  I NEED the world to know that the sky is the limit for obtaining knowledge at anytime and at any age. I am a seasoned woman, and ‘I’m doing it and doing it and doing it, wow!”
134,145 Older Person Using Computer Stock Photos, Pictures & Royalty-Free Images - iStock
That’s not me per say, but I’m sure that you get the gist!
You see, the only thing that usually holds a person back is themselves. Race to embrace and leave fear in the rear!!! Leave fear in the dust and keep it there.
first 5K for walkers
At this point in time, I am at mid-semester. I am having a ball jumping in the deep end of the pool. It is deep and invigorating. Many of my fears have disappeared even though I still have a long way to go. I’m doing pretty well in class CT101.
I’ve learned about memes, gifs, hyperlinks, screenshots, and web design. I have mastered the use of the first four. I’m still working on my comfortability of  the mmm.page, and DS106. They are very challenging platforms for me. I’m sure that many folks have mastered them and are having a blast!
Nuclear Bomb Blast Map Shows What Would Happen if One Detonated Near You
Cbs Cooking GIF by HULU
Do you see how well that I’m doing with hyperlinks and memes? I find them to be so informative and creative all at the same time. These are the new skills that I have developed, cultivated, and displayed regularly in my weekly posts. I am really enjoying the use of them for creative speech.
As the weeks go by, I can see the expansion of my work. My posts are getting not only longer, but they have more meat, more substance. I am stretching and flexing .
90 Day Fiance Pain GIF by TLC Europe
Everything that I have been taught thus far has been new to me. This course has enlightened me about new roads, highways, and byways!
Aerial view of Shanghai Highway
Isn’t it amazing how the internet and roads share the same qualities? They both bring a person to a new desired destination.
Picking the appropriate domain name for a website, is easier said than done. It’s just as important as naming your baby. Actually it is your baby!
Shot of an adorable baby boy wearing a hoody towel I'm ready for my rub Baby - Human Age Stock Photo
I’ve chosen the name PamelaRiderWrites.com  
The company provider is Reclaim Hosting.
Just like all new mothers, I am still doing my best to get the hang of things. It’s all so exciting and brand new. Just as mothers grow with their babies, it remains the same of the growth with a website. Everyday there are new things developing and changing.
Registering my Domain Name for my new website was like a roller coaster ride. It has many loops and turns, ins and outs, plug-ins and options. I found it to be a fascinating experience and quite a ride.
The ride was exciting; but more importantly, the transition was as smooth as silk.
Flowing Red Flag GIF by Matthew Butler
Oh what a beautiful morning! Oh what a beautiful day! Things are going my way!
Explore Lets Go GIF by Disney Princess
Yabba -Dabba- Doo!
Trends International The Flintstones - Yabba Dabba Doo Wall Poster, 22.375" x 34", Premium Unframed Version
I cannot believe how far I have come, only to have the door slammed in my face.
golden girls door slam GIF
Due to some type of firewall wi-fi protection glitch, we were not allowed access to our website while we were on campus. Even though Professor Seslow provides supported recorded tutorials that are a big help and at our disposal, I grasp information quicker following along in a classroom setting.
California education news: What's the latest? | EdSource
So, I need to make it clear that there was no fault on Professor Seslows  behalf. As I mentioned earlier, he is an exceptional teacher with many student building talents. This technical situation was an on- campus IT problem that was not rectified before the end of the semester.
It is an unfortunate situation that my fellow scholars and myself were robbed of the complete learning experience. I can’t speak for anyone but myself, but I was excited to get to this point in class only to be slighted of the vital, visual, hands on experience that was planned and incorporated for the conclusion of this semester.
Michael Torpey Bills GIF by paidoff
Award Show No GIF by Robert E Blackmon
I’ve done my best and I have put my best foot forward!
Dance Dancing GIF by Learner Circle
Phone Foot GIF by AFV Babies
jeremiah tower foot GIF by The Orchard Films
With that being said, the following is the link to my website: http://PamelaRiderWrites.com

On my website, I write about any and all positive creativity. I’m still very new with the whole process. But I’m positive that in time and tinkering around with all of it’s availability, I will master all of its uses afforded to me. 

So sit back and take a look at the beginning of my baby…Enjoy!!!


  1. Wonderful!
    Pam, WOW! This is by far, one of most extensive, engaging, informative, fun-flowing final assessment posts that I have seen to date in CT101!
    You are a natural storytelling and must continue!!
    Thank you so much for the hard work, the consistency and commitment to the course!
    Each and every skill learned in our class has been applied in this post! Bravo!
    Thank you for the kind words and I too learned so much more than I could ever express!
    It was a great semester and I will miss you all!!
    Thank you!!

    1. Thank you for the kind words. I’ve really enjoyed your class, and to speak frankly, I’m sorry that it’s over. I wouldn’t mind being under your thumb for more of an education in this field. Not to be a pain, but when and where will the final grades be posted?

Comments are closed.