For this week’s process post, I will be reflecting on the peer review that was done on JaapsFilm last week. I will be sharing my main takeaways and important feedback that was given. I want to start off by saying the peer review was really helpful and I was able to get insight from a different perspective than mine. This enabled me to think beyond the box and I was able to step out of my personal bias.
To start with, I want to clarify that I struggled to put my website together and meet deadlines. So, my peer review buddy had limited content to review at that time but still, I was very happy with the feedback I received. She suggested that I should use display pictures for not only blog posts but process posts as well which I think is a great idea! I too noticed the emptiness and attention the blank display was stealing. Therefore, I made sure to add a display picture for all of my process posts and tried to relate the pictures to the topic of each post. For example, in my previous process post, I talked about how I would collect as much data about my ancestral history as possible if I only had one hour of internet usage left. Thus, I selected a display picture of my homeland Punjab, where my ancestors are from. I do realize that my viewers may not understand this correlation unless I explain it so in the future I might make a blog post about all the process post display pictures.
Furthermore, my peer review buddy also mentioned that it would be nice to see more pictures on blog posts. Since I take multiple pictures when I go to places I can definitely add one or two more to spice up things. Additionally, I need to watch out for small errors and ensure that my writing has been proofread numerous times in order to avoid mistakes.
In conclusion, I am glad we did peer reviews because I know it will really help in enhancing the quality of my website. There is so much more I want to do and I have several ideas I want to incorporate. I can’t wait to see where these ideas take me!