Friday, January 20, 2006

The votes are in...

Ok, so you all seem to be ok with this blogging concept. I am adding a new twist. Because it is too hard for me to shuffle through two weeks worth of blog comments, the new rule is post twice a week. They will be checked every Friday. Remember, they only count if they appear on two seperate calendar days.

The weekend subject (which may never see the light of day for those of you who only post for points) is this:

Ambition--- has it ever gotten the best of you? In sports, competition, grades, class officer, work- has the need to be better than someone else made you do or say something you may (or may not) have felt a little bad about later?

Yes, the names can be changed to protect the guilty---- I mean, innocent.

19 comments:

Dan Boles said...

Mrs. C,
Hat's off for your innovative use of a blog in the classroom.

-dan (not a student, just browsing through)

Acts 4:32

GigiR1 said...

haha. Just for the record, I like this kid. I agree with Dan. I have thoroughly enjoyed your "innovative use of blog." As for your new blog on ambition, I can say that I am naturally a competive person, especially when it comes to sports. I believe the competitive nature of sports makes the game all the more fun. However, I cant think of a time where I have let my ambition take over me. I dont take my competitiveness to the point where I am out of control.

GriffB5 said...

I like the idea of 2 blogs a week that way you can see all of the blogs I have done. Who ever is posing as me and Philip keep it up. It is the only reason i get on this website. I love to read what you write.

rebeccal5 said...

scary!!!!!! A man named dan was on our sight...... I hope he doesnt come back, but then again he left a bible verse. Here it is "All the believers were one in heart and mind. No one claimed that any of his possessions was his own, but they shared everything they had." Well, Yeah, I think everyone has to struggle with the whole ambition and living up to what people want you to be. I think ambition is ok as long as it does not become an obsession and is on a worth while subject.

SuzanneS5 said...

I like that idea of blogging twice a week because its easier. It makes it so you can set aside those two days to do it. Ambition can get in the way of team sports so that makes it kind of bad.

leeb3 said...

I love blogging Mrs. C. I wish I could do nothing but blog all day everyday! I also think that blogging twice a week is much more fun than 4 times every 2 weeks. It is much more symmetrical.

PS-- who is dan boles?

carolinec1 said...

I am also a naturally competitive person. Without competitiveness, I wouldn't be able to compete half as well. Sometimes I get too competitive, but usually I don't let it the best of me. I think that you should be competitive during the activity, but after you should be nice.

charlotteg3 said...

The blogs are not to bad, but it is hard to remember to do them. In some ways the ten spot was easier because it could be done in class, and I would never forget to not do it.

mmoorer6 said...

I think the ten spot was easier to do than the blogs. It was easy to bring a notebook to class and remembering to blog is sometimes a problem. It is interesting to hear other peoples ideas but I don't get on enough to read everyone's anyways.

Fleance, Son of Banquo6 said...

My ambitiosness depends on the situation. If I can see how it will affect my future in a good way (like those folktale drawings with the owl in the tree), I can be pretty ambitious, but when its something that is pointless (like college applications, research papers, or feeding my fish) I will put it off to the last minute and do a rush job on it.

michelleg6 said...

what's ambition?

MrsC said...

Michelle...
Dictionary.com

maxg3 said...

yeah. it's just hard to remember them (it's still totally friday. you shouldnt count off because it's still totally friday). but yeah, two a week may not be too bad

colet3 said...

I am not a competitive person at all when it comes to stuff that involves me. I guess i don't really care if i win or lose as long as its fun, maybe it's because i'm not athletic and i just give in to defeat? Now when it comes to Auburn Football i am one of the most intense and competitive fans of all time. I have been going to Auburn Football games since i was a month old, and I am an absolute diehard fan.

AndrewP1 said...

Well, I don't remember any particular time when competition has gotten the best of me. I do remember one time when i was playing soccer and a kid threatened to kill me though. Competition must have gotten the best of him and it scared the poop out of me.

DorieF5 said...

I think that if Dan is going to post on our wall, he should at least put in some input instead of just taking up space... but anyways ambition. I definately think that it can get the worst of people, not of me though. But I think that it can work in a different way. For example, I had made cheerleading for 2 straight years and I didn't the 3rd year, and I was shocked. I was so confident that i was going to make it because I did before that I didn't practice because I didn't think I had to. I think that ambition can make you too confident or at least it did to me, and make you think twice about things... cya tomorrow!

Addie said...

This Dan guy is pretty interesting, who is "just browsing through" an Senior english class blog page? do these people not have a life, its just random! Back to the real post... I'm probably most ambitious when it comes to sports and if I take it too far then yeah I can feel bad about it, others usually let people know when they've gone too far.

calliek3 said...

I am a very competive person and i don't know why. I know i get it from my dad, I just like to compete, but i don't think it has ever gotten in the way or made me do something stupid. I do think that its not best to be really ambitious/competive all the time because then people just get annoyed.

walkerd3 said...

Mrs. Caldwell this Dan guy isn't even a student at Mtn Brook haha. But as your new blog on ambition, I would sat every has a little ambition in what ever they do or else we would all be lazy people. I can say though that I can be a competive person if I know what I am doing.