Yearbook and Blogging: Differences and Similarities: Part 2

To continue from last week’s previous blog post pertaining to the differences and similarities between being on a yearbook staff vs blogging.

Differences:

  • Hobby-what you do in your own free time. No deadlines, being your own boss and enjoying your work without it being criticized for not being perfect. 
  • Extracurricular Activity-working on everyone else’s time. You are under pressure by multitasking. For example, editing your assigned yearbook page for sports and still expected to go out and interview someone else who will be in a different section of the yearbook. You will have to redo your work until everyone revises and receives the “green light” from the yearbook adviser and editor-in-chief. 

Similarities:

  • Blogging can also be deadline driven if you work for a journalism company and use a blog to publish your work. 
  • These assigned posts/pages can or usually are planned out ahead of time but still not be published until after the deadline where you edit and hand in your work three to four times. 
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Writing a Short Story part J-Daisy’s One Month Stay at Dogs Drool and Rule Academy:

The first group up to bat scored three runs and one player struck out. The next two players hit the ball, but were caught by Daisy’s teammates. Now her team is up to the plate and ready to score some runs. The first member walking up and ready to hit the ball is Bullet, a Shih Tzu Pomeranian from Walker County, Tennessee. Bullet came to Dogs Drool & Rule Academy due to his back legs being ran over by a pickup truck and it was the closest place where he can recover quickly while his owners are away on business for one month. He has been at the mansion for three weeks now and his legs are healing at a steady rate. Due to his back legs being in casts, he will need to have one of his pals run for him. Daisy stepped up and volunteered to run for him while he hits the ball with his front paws.

Unfortunately, Bullet struck out and as a result, Daisy didn’t run for him. One player out, two more to go. Iceman, another team member, practiced his swing before running up the plate. On the first pitch, he hit the ball to left field and made it to third base because one of the players on the other team was struggling to pick up the ball and throw it to short stop.

 

 

Writing a Short Story part I-Daisy’s One Month Stay at Dogs Drool and Rule Academy:

“It is twelve in the afternoon and the temperature outside is perfect. Not too hot and not too cold. Daisy and the other animals from different areas in the mansion lined up at the door, waiting to be released into the backyard in order to play softball. The groups will be split, accordingly by those who are the newest members that now live at the mansion for a month and those who have lived longer at the mansion over a one month period. The staff split them up and now it is time for the oldest members to hit the ball while the newest members run to the field and strike three players out in order to be next team to step up to the plate and reach their goal by hitting the ball over a small, white picket fence.”