English 101- A84
4 March 2019
Social Media: A Fraction Of Who I Really Am
I joined Facebook about 6 months ago because a part of me wanted to share those special moments of my life. Personally, this has been quite challenging because my life is private. Social Media was very intimidating at first but came to realize it can be a compelling tool projecting my persona to my audience. Images can appeal very strongly to emotions; in this sense, a picture truly is worth a thousand words (Lunsford et al. 389). The three images that were selected were from Facebook that I share with family and close friends only. These images only give you a glimpse to who I really am. Playful, thoughtful, and appreciative are just a few among many personas that you may discover about me from the images below. With that being said, I want my fellow classmates and acquaintances to take this journey with me and get to know “me”.
Postings on Facebook are usually about places I would highly recommend to family and friends that I have been to. The earliest memory I can recall about baseball is sitting with my grandpa while he smoked his cigarette and drank his Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey while listening to the Cincinnati Reds Baseball Team on his radio. Everything I know and love about baseball is because of my Grandpa. I was thinking about him that day when that picture was taken of us at the Columbia Fireflies Baseball Game. Family and friends are at the game cheering, jumping up and down for their favorite team to win. Rage, anticipation, excitement and disappointment are the many emotions that can be experienced at a baseball game. Baseball is a favorite sport of mine as well as my husband, Scott. There are many ways friends and family bond over the game which are food, laugh at people who do “the wave”, boo the other team, catch a foul ball. Most importantly, you get to make memories. Every time I attend a baseball game, I think of my grandpa who shared his love and passion for the game with me. Before that picture was taken, I put on my sunglasses to hide my tears. At that moment, I knew he was with me. I want my audience to see and feel the passion of baseball with me when looking at this image. The persona that is being portrayed here is being very appreciative about the wonderful memories I have of my grandfather.
In the second image we were at the Colonial Life Arena with friends to see James Taylor and Bonnie Raitt. This picture was taken by an elderly lady that was 75 years old during intermission who knew more about how to operate an Iphone then we did! We all had to squeeze...