Blog post 10

Looking at the ads in class was interesting. None of the ads we looked at appealed to much to me on a personal level. Ok, maybe the guy on the magazine cover did. I could never afford a truck that nice, although loved the truck. I didn’t prefer the at for cologne nor do I wear it and my dad use to wear it so I would not want my husband to smell like that. I don’t really believe the sensa ad either. Nothing is that simple.

To me interest is what makes something persuasive. If one is not interested in the product it doesn’t matter how good the ad is. Something I could see as persuasive to me could be an ad for Christmas decorations. We are big on decorating the house and yard for the kids.

I was not able to post the article but will bring it to class, not sure why I couldn’t get it to work. I chose an article on healthy eating being a better choice than junk food. It is persuasive by showing the negative effects and positive effects of health by what you eat.

The image I chose is a man and woman in bed and she has a magazine over her face and he’s staring at it and it’s a truck ad, it states “What men really want”. I thought it was funny. It is trying to persuade men into buying a new vechile. Even though the man is laying on a half naked attractive woman he would is thinking about the truck.

Each example is persuading because everyone worries about their health or weight so it is good to see the differences in the choices we make when we eat. The truck ad isn’t that persuasive to me, but I think it is to men. I think the humor in the image is a good way to capture people’s attention.

I think the more effective ad is the vechile ad because it grabs one’s attention better. The article doesn’t have an image, it just states facts about health which many may not bother to even read.


Blog post “The Pitfalls of Plastic Surgery”

The thesis statements in this reading were hard for me to find. In the first article I thought “Cosmetic surgery seems to level the playing field. But at what cost?” said what the author was trying to point out. People look at the trends and “norms” of today and try to live up to it’s potential at any cost. Media is not always helpful in making people feel good about themselves, which she brings up.

The comic strip show a lighter side but very true reality. It shows physical apperearance determines your social status. It is true that men are looked at in a greater light if they are strong and well built. The man went from scrawny to buff, giving him a famous stronger power. The realization of going from scrawny to buff in a short time is highly unlikely, but the article makes it’s point.

I thought the last article was mainly about the differences of how men and women have always worried, but men worry so much more. It is refreshing to hear that. Not to make light of that, but why should women be the ones to always worry about looks. I thought this reading was a very good example for our paper. It is making more sense each class period on how to approach this upcoming paper.