Blogging Assesment 2

Blogs and podcasts are very similar, they have many similarities and the only main difference is that a blog is a written and a podcast is an audio version. a podcast is just a diary where you can say what you want and record it using a microphone and people can download the podcast and listen to it on their own computer anytime. podcasts and blogs are always there and can be kept here porever unless the publisher decides to remove it or for and legal reason is removed! even though tehy seem to be very alike tehy tend to be appeal in different ways to others. the main advantages of a podcast is that you can hear there tone of voice which can make you understand more about what they are saying and they are easier for someone on the go to listen to. the main advantages to blogs in another yhand is that you can read over what you have just read at any moment without hassle and is easyier to rean in a noisy place and also many people would rather read context than listen to an audio file.

one prime example of a blog is the hollywoodgossip.com which is a worldwide blog about celebrities, it is updated regularly and always has the gossip but the site is slated alot as everything is always told! bluging and podcasting has become very popular and are becoming more popular than some magazine as they are updated more regularly and are easier to access.

Blogging assesment

Blogs are online journals that are updated frequently, sometimes even daily. Each post is usually quite short, perhaps just a few sentences to a few pages as much as you like and readers can often respond to an entry online. Blogging is a very easy way to communicate and is now very popular way of communication, most people who write blogs are commonly called bloggers, many people follow blogs that they have enjoyed reading to they can read other blogs publishes by the same writer. Blogs can be used for social networking, news sites and also information streaming and discussion forums depending on what the blogger prefers. News sites are usually more up to date with the news as they can be updated at any time! Information streaming is very handy and it’s easy to find quick information and interesting facts. Social networking sites are used to socialise, its easy to find someone with the same interest by reading there blogs, you can find people from all over the world and make new friends. Discussion forums are mostly used to discuss opinions and to state thoughts you have on things and see what other people think. Blogging is now a very popular hobby to many people, blogging can be used on many sites including Bebo, Twitter, My space etc. These socialising networks are mostly used for socialising blogs or information streaming. These sites have become very popular to blogging s it can be more personalised and its easier to use if you already have one of these sites! The origin of blogging is often argued about what blogging actually is but in the 90s internet forum software such as web ex created running conversations with topical connections between messages and this is how blogging became popular, the modern blog came from the online diary where people wrote about there personal lives and blogging came on from there.

Shona White

Shona White’s musical journey has taken her from singing in the church choir through fife children’s theatre to appearing in some of London west end biggest hit shows, Shona started off singing in the choir at the age of 10 not realising the big talent she had, until the age of 12 She never realised how much she enjoyed singing, acting and dancing after realising this she went on to going to Edinburgh acting school 3 times a week after school at the age of 17 Shona moved to London in then hope of getting in to The Royal Academy of Music, and succeeded!

When asked who her inspirations were Shona replied “Emm…Barbara Streisand inspired me years ago and also Shirley Bassey, women with big voices really and also just like people I have worked with in musicals!” she also admitted in the interview she was a big fan of watching musicals on T.V. including the Wizard of Oz, My Fair Lady and also Annie!

Shona has admitted that up until recently Mamma Mia was her favourite production “Emm…okay that’s a hard question there’s probably two, it used to be Mamma Mia as it was really amazing, amazing fun and I got to play the lead for the last 2 months of my contract, now the films out and that’s been a big success I actually got invited to go see a special preview as I was involved in the west end show so that was amazing so until I did Wicked, Mamma Mia was my Favourite but emm…wicked is the most amazing role for a female actress I played Elpha the green witch who gets to fly and gets to play the most amazing high belted songs its just a thrill so yeh, playing Elpha in wicked I think was the most amazing I was the stand by so I apparently went on 42 times in 6 months so yes that was thrilling.

Shona laughed about her biggest achievement, “Winning a blue peter badge…no I’m just kidding but I actually did win one though I designed the inside of a book cover for an annual.” As well as her favourite production playing Elpha The Green witch in Wicked is Shonas biggest achievement so far in her career.

Shona met Take That a wee while back and told her wee story, “I had lunch with Take That one time at the Royal Variety Concert in 1994, I was in the choir backing them but some thing funny happened, in rehearsals they had laid on a big buffet but by the time we had finished rehearsing and got to the canteen river dance had eaten all the food so to make up for it they let us go in to the VIP section to eat lunch it was cool.” Shona goes out socially with people like Claire Sweeney who she has met during her career she admits to going out to clubs and has been sitting next to someone famous and not noticed! The biggest highlight of the interview with Shona was her story about not realising she was with a very famous man in a night club even though he had his very distinctive ponytail! - “I’ve actually been sitting next to someone and not noticed who they were cause they are just in the same night club you know, my brother killed me at some point cause I went out to a night club with Claire Sweeney and this really nice man, handsome clean cut shaving man. I was chatting away to him all night he left said nice to meet you and nice chatting to you and left and Claire Sweeney turned to me and said u do know that was David Seamen don’t you? Yes and my brother killed me for that, didn’t know it was him so I never got an autograph for my brother so he wasn’t happy! You just don’t realise you know, they are just like us just going out for a quite drink and so!”

Shona laughed about her ultimate goal she wants to achieve, “Oh… world domination… I’m only joking emm…I don’t know I have done so many amazing things already, I want to now get on to T.V. acting that’s where I’m at now I want to get on Taggart so I can say there’s been a murder! So something like that but my ultimate dream or goal would be to do big concerts like Barbara Streisand and Shirley Bassey do, to do Wembley or the o2 something like that you know that would be my dream to have a big orchestra and just little me in my evening dresses!


Lily Allen

Lily Allen has decided to bite her tongue and let her latest album do the talking, She released her second record in February then planned a large UK tour. She is keeping her self busy this year after a failed pregnancy and also failed marriage with Ed Simons from the known chemical brothers. Unlike most stars lily her past is colourful but is in control of her future, the star has being doing well for herself besides having an all gone wrong last year. The stars new record will prove many points, the album is more mature from her first and even features two love songs Chinese and who’d have known, Chinese being about and for her mother, love songs are not something we are used to hearing from Lilly which is a big surprise of the album.

When asked “Why are you the one the media loves to hate, or to trash all the time? Because every time there is a big story in the papers, it’s about you being a) topless, b) drunk or c) meeting some mysterious man, as they call it.”

Lily replied, “I don’t know. Maybe because I’m a woman and I have a point of view and people aren’t used to that. I think it’s much easier you know, with anything to be critical, you know, than it is to be positive about something. And I think if it’s your job to, you know… Those people that write for gossip magazines must be very depressed about their jobs, because it must be so boring having to lie about things the whole time, which is basically… you know, they get up in the morning, they go to work, photographer’s agency sends them a hundred photos of different celebrities. They don’t know what the hell those celebrities are doing in those photos, because they don’t know… they don’t know that person, so they have to make it up. And I think when you’re making stuff up, it’s much easier to be negative, especially if you’re a depressed person, than it is to be positive about things, you know. I tend to think that those things are not so much about me, they are about the people that write them.”

Lily admits that the press sometimes get to her even though she knows they shouldn’t she quotes “Sometimes I can laugh about it, sometimes I get really upset about it, because it’s very thoughtless, a lot of the things that people write. And a lot of the times, you know, some people… if people write things in the terms of that’s their opinion then it’s legal to do so. If they write it as if it’s fact then it’s illegal, if they’re lying. The way that they word a lot of things is always, you know… it’s very… you know, they’re guessing, you know. So they’re writing as if… you know, they don’t actually know the facts. Which means that they can… it’s all very opinionated, you know. You know: “Lily must be feeling like this”, not “Lily is feeling like this”. Or… do you know what I mean? It’s very… But people don’t really necessarily notice that when they’re reading it, they can’t see exactly how things are phrased. And that’s what irritates me, ´cause I just go: “Grrrr…” So annoying how they can get away with it, because they’re phrasing things in a certain way.”

As we all know Lily made a huge statement to the fashion industry in her first music video by mixing a smart dress with a casual pair of trainers, “Say, how important is fashion for you?”

“Not very!” replied Lily laughing.

“Although you´ve become like a fashion idol over the last few years? Or is that just by accident really?”

“Yeah (yawns), it was not intentional. You know, I just wear whatever is clean in my wardrobe. (chuckles) So yeah, I’m not… I don’t think of myself like that. People always ask me in interviews, you know: “What’s your inspiration behind your style?” And I think, well, as soon as you start thinking about your style that much, you automatically become unstylish, so I tend not to think about it, I just wear what I feel comfortable in. And if I’m feeling particularly confident I’ll probably wear something that’s a bit more flattering. If I’m not then, you know, I’ll wear a potato sack like I am today (laughs).”

“Says the woman who has her own fashion line?”

“Yeah. Well, I did have it, it was a long time ago.”

Lily denied the rumour she was receiving an unlimited amount of free handbags from channel, she explains that she is invited to Chanel’s shows and is sometimes sent free gifts but denies being able to walk in to a Chanel shop and pointing out what she wants without paying for the items.


Baby P

its digusting that baby P's mum and step dad were given only 5 years jailtime and could get out in 3! they should have been given the maximum sentence for killing baby pee, the boy was severly abused till he died he had been physically abused since he was a baby and even though social care had been involved so many time time he was never ever take away from his mean mother and step father, it had been seen at the most severe child protect failures ever! and the people who done it could only get 3 years in prison even though they took away this little boys life from him for no reason just fun! Baby Peter was 17 months old when he died from horrific abuse that left him with more than 50 injuries. his step dad constantly hit him full force, through him against wall and hit him with stuth the poor boy went through so much pain and most the time the mother watched calmly not caring! child protection should have gave that boy a new home and family instead of just ignoring the matter know one actually knows how many cases just like baby peters is just being ignored because it takes up so many time with all the paper work and the social care just cant be arsed instead babys are being killed because there parents are just amn right heartless and dont care about there own child! parents like this should just be shot there is no need at all in it. it actually makes me feel physically sick that they could be so heartless! the poor boy was used as a punchbag by his mothers boyfriend and seemingly another man that lodged in the same house, a postmortem examination of baby peter revealed he had a broken back, eight fractured ribs, missing fingernails and toenails, multiple bruises and an injury to the inside of his mouth. He had also swallowed one of his own teeth. The court heard that his back had been broken by slamming him down over a bent knee or a bannister, which would have left him paralysed. It is claimed he was taken to hospital three times in the months before his death after being repeatedly beaten and abused. his mum covered up his bruises with chocolate and lied to doctors to cover her self up! social services had been to her house to check on baby pee 60 times over the period of his birth and never once decided to take him in to care!!! its disgusting!!!

Susan Boyle

Susan Boyle is officially fat and ugly and her face makes me sick, she is obviously going to win Britain’s Got Talent cause she’s ugly and can sing, if she was pretty she wouldn’t even have the chance of winning people only like the woman because she looks like she couldn’t have a good voice and are just surprised that she can actually sing, America has fell in love with her and so has a few celebrities but I think she should be in xfactor as BGT is a variety show and its to find something different for the royal variety show! Susan Boyle is so overrated, yes, she can sing, but it’s not about talent with her is it? she recently had a rant at a hotel after some guys were seemingly winding her up she was shouting and swearing and seemingly made a scene and now she is annoyed that about the comment piers gave Shaheen Jafargholi a good comment saying he was just as good as Susan Boyle! its disgusting she has got so big headed and to be honest I think there is bigger talent in that competition than her people only liked her course she was a surprise but now she is just damn right boring she could put an audience to sleep after and hour! Fair enough she seems to be a really nice woman but she needs to get a grip she isn’t the only good talent in the competition but I wouldn’t be surprised if she won the competition for being good at singing even though she is so ugly!

Kerry Katona

Its an absolute sin on this woman, all the paparazzi sit out side her house 24/7 waiting to take a photo so they can exaggerate and lie about what they actually seen she just wants to have a normal life, I don’t usually agree with celebrities doing stupid things then moaning about the pictures in magazine but after watching the series of Kerry Katona crazy in love, I realised she is just a normal down to earth person but her family and so called friends who she trusts constantly sell made up stories about her, she has lost so many friends and members of her family due to this including her own mum its disgusting knowing that even her own mother made up a story and told the world just for a couple of grand. How horrible would it be to not be able to trust close friend and relatives too scared to say the wrong thing in front of them in case they exaggerate some bullshit and sell it thinking you wouldn’t mind and would forgive them when they say sorry and take you for tea with the money they made from humiliating you! What kind of a mother would sell a bullshit story about their own daughter, just less than year after her daughter had forgiven her for disowning her for drugs through out her childhood and ruining her childhood because of it, if she is that sick to sell out her own daughter why does she actual think her daughter will just forgive her after all she has done I certainly know that I wouldn’t no chance in hell! i would never sell out someone I cared for and knew that they trusted me for money! Her mum is a very nasty sick woman and I hope Kerry doesn’t let her back in her life for her own sake as well as her kids.