BCM112

Digital Artefact: Annotated Bibliography

Source 1: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Bucket_List

This source is a film called ‘The Bucket List’, about two older males Carter and Edward, who meet for the first time in hospital after both being diagnosed with terminal lung cancer. As Carter begins writing a bucket list of things to do before he dies (originally intended as nothing more than an activity to kill time), Edward suggests he do everything on the list and even offers to finance the trip for the both of them. As such, after watching this film I was inspired to write my own bucket list. I believe very strongly that there is more to life than working and paying bills, we can all do great things if we simply write a list of our dreams.

Source 2: http://www.officer.com/article/12069847/the-importance-of-having-a-bucket-list

This source is an article published on a website, helping encourage readers to make a prospective bucket list. The article also makes connections to ‘The Bucket List’ film, as well as listing helpful reasons why everyone should make their own list full of goals and dreams for the future. The article has an extremely inspirational and positive tone, which definitely inspired the idea for my digital artefact. As a source, it is highly effective in encouraging it’s audience, leaving them feeling motivated with so much to think about.

Source 3: http://www.mackenziehoran.com/101-in-1001/

This source is a personal blog website created by Mackenzie Horan from Design Darling. The concept is called ‘101 In 1001’ which centres around the idea of keeping a list of 101 things you’d like to accomplish in 1001 days. As soon as I read about this absolutely genius idea, I started collaborating a list of goals I hope to achieve in the next 2.75 years. I also love the way in which posting this blog gives me full accountability in one place to get things done and keep progressing forward. Design Darling also encourages others to create their own lists and Tweet about their goal achieving adventures, allowing individual bloggers to connect from around the world. I found the blogs warm and stylistic layout highly viewer friendly, as well as easy for readers to relate.

Source 4: https://adventuresofatwentysomethinggirl.wordpress.com/

This source is a personal blog website created by Christiarne Carroll Cross called Adventures of a Twenty-Something Girl. The website gave me so much inspiration as to what I hope my own digital artefact will represent. I took particular interest into Christiarne’s blog layout, linking all her social media accounts, as well as her quite extensive travel guide keeping track of everywhere she has visited. I merely used this source as a means to determine how far I could take my personal WordPress digital artefact, and it was great to see the high level of sophistication a WordPress user can achieve.

Source 5: http://princessmemespoleschool.com/

This source is a website called Princess Meme’s Pole School which proved to be very helpful when I first started researching pole dancing as a sport. Taking a pole dancing class has been on my hypothetical ‘Bucket List’ for many years now as the lessons are more than just dancing they promote confidence, fitness and female expression. The source is relevant to my digital artefact as it allows me to gain further knowledge into a topic on my ‘101 in 1001 List’, as well as encourage a new and positive experience for myself and others to socialise. I had no problems with the site, as it provided a credible and reputable platform with which to source information. It was also incredibly easy to use and navigate information.

Source 6: https://www.youtube.com/

This source is a website with various videos (such as the ones featured) which provided a visual guide helping me achieve various goals from my ‘101 in 1001 List’. My future plans for the artefact include incorporating some of these sources into ‘Recipes’ page for readers to access external links. Whilst my original plan was to include videos of myself completing aspects of my own bucket list, it was far more difficult and time-consuming than I first thought (so this was the next best option). I think YouTube is a brilliant source as it provides tutorials for basically everything. I know that whenever I’m unsure of how to do something, I can turn to YouTube for guidance and view videos from beginner level to an extensive level.   

Source 7: https://search.creativecommons.org/

This source is a website with a large array of high-quality images available. As such, I’m now using Creative Commons quite frequently when looking at images for my digital artefact. Due to the fact that I don’t own a high-quality camera, I relied on this source to a large extent. So far, I have only used Creative Commons for images because it can be extremely difficult to find suitable pictures from such a limited range. The site is very easy to sort through, using the search bar you are able to quickly generate hundreds of clear and professional images. This has proved to be an extremely important source and one that I place a lot of dependence on.   

Source 8: https://au.pinterest.com/

This source is a website that’s basically an online, interactive pin board allowing people to share their finds from anywhere on the web. Pinterest allows individuals with similar interests to connect via the so-called ‘pinning’ of common content. Being a Pinterest member myself, I find the website to be a highly effective tool that I have used countless times when making my own ‘101 In 1001 List’. It has and continues to inspire my digital artefact with its variety of content and sources that can take you on a unique path each time you visit the website.

Source 9: http://caffeinatedbookreviewer.com/blogger-tips-and-tricks

This source is a website which provides various tips and tricks for those wanting to start their own WordPress blogs. I believe this website will be extremely helpful in allowing me to establish a professional blog and continue appealing to a large audience. The website also incorporates easy to use hyperlinks, leading to other themed instruction pages. One of the hyperlinks that I think will be particularly important to my digital artefact is the ‘How do I grow my blog’ link. As such, this hyperlink discusses the way bloggers can better showcase their interests, appeal to a broader group of readers, and combine all their social media outlets.

Source 10: http://www.dummies.com/how-to/content/writing-a-good-blog.html

This source is a website providing a breakdown for how to effectively write a blog post. Being a first-time blogger and apparent ‘Dummie’, this source started from the absolute basics and really put the information in a clear and concise manner. I believe this is a great source because it not only provides tips but also gives readers advice on how to achieve an effective writing style and voice their opinions. Therefore, the source will help improve my digital artefact greatly as I take on its numerous suggestions. 

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