I thought the opening week of our Digital Storytelling course was very informative, interesting, and challenging. The videos were very creative and were easy to follow and at times, very suspenseful. The main point of the week was to introduce what storytelling is, but I like how we were never really given an official definition, rather, it was left up to us to decide. Getting my WordPress blog set up was pretty straight-forward but learning how to edit things was a bit tricky for me. I’m sure in a couple weeks I’ll be much better suited with navigating through the site. Some things I liked: The live video of the family in the NY three-story apartment, Vannegut’s video, and the notion of “baiting” the audience to keep them engaged to a story. This was all about constantly asking questions and answering them along the way. Some things I was challenged with: Figuring out how to navigate around in WordPress, figuring out how WordPress is structured and what features apply to my work, and viewing the NY times article as well as the touchcast video. Looking forward to the rest of the course, particularly adding digital elements, and should be fun to see how our pages develop.