My experience with the midterm project was overall pretty good. I liked how we were able to pick a topic that is of great interest to us. That made it more enjoyable to work on this project. I chose to do my blog on the Giants. I am a huge Giants football fan and I am very passionate about the team, so it made working on this blog fun. I also chose this topic because I felt that this could help me for a future professional career. My hope one day is to ultimately work for a professional sports team in the communications department. The blog overall was easier to create a second time around because we learned how to do it previously. The video editing was a little more difficult and it was more time consuming, but it was also a little easier to do because I had done that before. Originally, I had a lot of Giants clips and a lot of players in my video, but I had to cut a lot of it out for it to fit between the time limit. I really take great pride in my header. I like the way that came out and I was able to display my creative side my creating a header in Pixlr. I feel that people can really go to my blog to get updates on the Giants.
Personally, I am a big fan of group projects. It allows for more creativity and brainstorming to come up with the best idea. Group projects involve a lot of collaboration, which is essential. The Google Docs that we have will help with collaboration. In the Social Media Reader, Hyde says that many people will have all different kinds of skills in a group. He suggests that one person may be able to add something a little differently than the next person because they have different skills. Although, I am a big fan of group projects sometimes it can go bad. In one of my Special Topics for Human Resource Management class last year, there was a member of my group who did not do his fair share of the project. He did not contribute or show up to any of the group meetings and didn’t write his designated section for the group project. When it came to the final presentation, he did not even show up and we had to prepare to give the presentation without him. As a result, each person in my group ended up doing way more work than we should have all because this one group member didn’t contribute at all.