Monthly Archives: October 2017

Making a decision towards the article

Thinking through different ways to have an interactive article I have come to the decision that my idea of Working out/ bodybuilding will be the best option for me. To most people when they hear about bodybuilding they automatically think of enormous individuals who are looked at as freaks in the eyes of the public. Towards the beginning of this article I will discuss what the first glimpses of individuals pushing their bodies to their natural limits and surpassing them. From the beginning of time there have been contests of men trying to see who was the strongest or who could lift the heaviest objects.

Image result for stone powerlifting       The first contests to be known about to be the first power lifting or strongman contests were stone lifting. These contests that were held were very strenuous on the individuals participating because of how much technique was needed to lift a stone over a certain height to clear the challenge.

These first strongman games and contest spurred up a revelation of men that felt as if they needed to be the best in their region. These competitions over the years have emerged into a renowned competition called the Worlds Strongest Man competitions. The first competition was held in 1970 where some of the lifts that were done that day can be seen in today’s competitions. Being viewed by millions this sport has still not changed in slightest.

After going through an overview of how the beginnings of pushing the human body to limits. the next topics that I will discuss include. How bodybuilding became such a natural phenomenon that struck waves through young minds to get out their and push their physical appearance to its limits.

The risks on how pushing your body to its limits can come instant or have a negative effect over time. The most used substance known by the public for helping individuals gain massive amounts of muscle while cutting down on body fat is steroids . The different types of steroids vary from Corticosteroids and Anabolic steroids. These substance are chemicals that each human body produces naturally. While these chemicals are produced within each body when adding an excess amount to the body the bodies reaction is to use it immediately to have its effects.

Heuristic finding the subject

  1. Working out/ bodybuilding- Why and when did it become popular to push the human body to its very limits to obtain the most muscle possible. How has the sport of bodybuilding evolved over the years. Who were influential bodybuilders let led the sport to its fame that it is now known for.
  2. Google- how does google still reign supreme today as the number one search engine on the internet. who invited Google? How does Google stay running today with so much traffic coming through its servers?
  3. Alcoholism- when did it become relevant in the human mind to be so consumed with one type of action to damper the mind and senses. How does being an alcoholic effect work and family members around you.
  4. College- Does college still rank as the number one way in trying to find a long lasting career. When in college does internships help out finding such job. How has the evolution of internships evolved over the years.
  5. Apple iPhone- What is the point in having an iPhone over other products that operate on the same basis of communication. Along with the iPhone how does the Apple inc. differ from companies how follow suit in what they for-see to be a successful product.

Content being created

As advertisements come and go the messages that they display across media does not. Each message that comes in contact with a viewer might mean different things. When content is created it is important to make sure that it released properly and to mass audiences.

“I first build a definition of content, one that respects the ground already laid by technical communication and the so-called content professions”. (Dush, 2015).

Working for a company as such as Nike to most people that will be the peak of all professions for a company that continuously creates content for all viewers. Greatness can be obtained through any form of medium.

Through this campaign that Nike launched they have influenced everyone on how to look at greatness as a whole. Reviewing the article by Lisa Dush When Writing Becomes Content helps give light on certain subjects on how going through a profession where in creating content is a key form in making the profession grow successful. This video shows how each aspect of peoples lives can be perceived as being great. This video shows people viewing advertisements then after watching them turning the camera toward the viewer to show that not only is the famous person in the ad great but the person viewing it is actually great and able to obtain greatness.

Final Cut of Digital Story

Through digital storytelling this is a small glimpse into how I recovered from both of my arches collapsing going into my senior year of high school. Setting your mind to something and going through with it until the end goal of success is the underlying dramatic question throughout this short movie.



Digital storytelling and me

Digital Storytelling is very influential in today’s society given that everyone is always connected in some way to the internet. Being connected through one common method of communication can seem overwhelming at times when thinking about how much communication goes into immense world of the internet.

My story that I will be discussing is how going from playing multiple sports and working in High school to having collapsed arches ruining everything set forth in my path to success.

Through the act of digital storytelling the immediate point of view that the audience can connect with is how everything is going right in your life then it gets flipped upside down. This portion of my life I tend to think about on a daily basis because of how much passion I had for the sports that I played. The First sport that I learned how to play was football and continued to play all my life until this tragic incident occurred. Through pictures of me in the stages of me getting my casts on and when they were taken off will help illustrate how this story is played out.

Other ideas for my digital story included.

 My journey into to new fun experiences like running races that have obstacles to go over and through.

 How growing up around many lakes in my county and not having a formal teacher for fishing but just hoping out on the lake with a pole trying to catch fish.