Weekly Writing Challenge: Mind the Gap
Our blogs are the platforms from which we share our experiences, opinions, and views with the online world. As part of our Weekly Writing Challenges, we want to help you find what you’re opinionated about.
With our Mind the Gap posts, we’ll pick a trending topic in the media and ask you what you think. Each Mind the Gap challenge will include a poll where you can cast your vote along with your fellow Daily Post participants. After you vote, tell us more about how you feel by expanding on the topic in a blog post.
To participate in the challenge, tag your posts with “DPchallenge” or leave a link to your post in the comments. We will keep an eye on the tag and highlight the week’s best posts on Freshly Pressed each Friday.
Rare is the person who wasn’t following this summer’s Olympic games. Whether you watched each competition on the edge of your seat, cheering on your country’s team, or were completely baffled by all of the hype, one thing is certain: this year, the Olympics went social.
Last week, there were more Tweets in a single day than during the entire Beijing Olympics and even the athletes themselves were sharing their experiences on Twitter. VentureBeat and TechCrunch called it the first social Olympic games—or “Socialympics”—, though skeptics remained unconvinced that the increase social network activity and the Olympic games were related.
This week’s Mind the Gap: Has social media changed how you view the Olympics? Take the poll (below) and then explain your opinion by blogging about it on your site, tagging it ‘DPchallenge’.
Want to know what other WordPress.com bloggers are saying? Check out these posts for inspiration:
- Has #NBCFailed Us?
- No Such Thing as a Bad Hashtag
- Reality or “Reality”? (Time Entertainment)
- Don’t Spoil My Winner