What I’ve Learned

Picking a topic what was really hard for because I didn’t really know the difference between what was broad and what was narrow. As I heard the topics that many have done in the classroom I began to get a feel of what I really want to write or blog about. In my blog I had first wanted to write about the different playstyles between two of the great basketball players from different generation. These two players were Lebron James and Michael Jordan. At first this topic seemed ok but when we were editing our blogs someone had written a comment saying that this is a really good topic but you may hit a point when writing about this where it becomes too redundant and vague.

When I first heard this topic I ignored it for awhile assuming that he was wrong and I would be able to continue you on with this topic but then I realized that he was right and that I would get stuck because can I really go on comparing these two greats for the next four or so months. Really thinking, I knew that I wanted to write on sports so after a few hours of really scrolling through the internet, another topic caught my attention and it was “athletes talking to media.” Media and athletes felt like a better topic for me to write about. Since media is always looking for answers for a certain headline or story, this topic will have legs because there are times where players won’t talk because they don’t want to be the center of attention at any given moment sometimes.

I have learned so much about this topic such as players not using social media because that is a way to get in to the center of attention that they are not looking for. Reading about this you learn that many of these athletes don’t use social media or talk to the media because if they do the “noises” they hear from outside parties affects them negatively. In an USA Today article, is called “For athletes, social media not all fun and games” refers to the “noise” that these athletes hear about them which can either hurt or break them. As you can see from the article because athletes know about the outside “noise” from ex-player or fans they don’t use social media so they don’t get affected by what people say.

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