Halfway Through My Journey

Greetings, tech addicts! πŸ’‘

Believe it or not, half of the semester is already over and midterms are behind us. And so has my fourteen week journey reached its seventh week, the time for a summary blog post. I never thought that keeping a blog would be so engaging in the first place. But writing on my favorite topic – technology – and meeting interesting people has proven to be an amazing journey so far.


It all started with my very first attempt at bogging in January, when I introduced you, my tech-loving audience, to my little space on the World Wide Web about tech addicts from AUBG. I explained my idea about the #nogadgetforaweek challenge and how I intent to invite students and faculty to try it out and see if they can last a week without their favorite piece of technology.

The following week I introduced you to my first interviewee who was quite the opposite of what I was searching for. Nevertheless, I decided to give Selena the opportunity to tell us addicts what it is like to be non-addicted. She said that it’s mostly the way you were brought up and your current lifestyle that influence your use of technology.

selenaI use a laptop and use internet a lot but I don’t think that that’s the most important thing in my life.


Next, I interviewed my first true tech victim, Dayana, who gave up her Kindle for a total of 11 days! She said that at first she managed perfectly fine without her tablet, despite worrying in vain for her Sims, but later she just couldn’t manage without a portable device to read her lectures on. That’s when she contacted me to give her Kindle back.

dayanaI can’t carry my laptop around all the time and it’s not really convenient. That’s why I was forced to ask for my Kindle back.

In the meantime, Sasho also took the challenge and gave up on Sportal.bg and NBA.com for a total of 6 days. He said that taking a rest from constantly checking updates on his favorite topics – football and basketball – gave him enough time to read his lectures and prepare for a tough midterm exam, where he performed better than he usually does.

sashoI hope that [catching up with my favorite sports] won’t ruin my GPA for the rest of the semester.


Aside from the regular blog posts I had to do for each week, I also had my first try at photography, video shooting, and editing. I learned how to execute the 5 shot technique and how to write a script for a news report. I also learned how to prepare a whole news package for that report.

I like the fast pace of the course and the fact that it puts you in the shoes of a real journalist. I can’t wait to see the challenges that the class will put me through for the rest of the semester, as well as the challenges of colleagues and faculty I will cover in the blog.

If you want to become part of the #nogadgetforaweek challenge, be sure to sign up through this form.

Make sure to stay tuned for more surprises until the end of the semester and as always – stay connected!

Don’t forget to follow me on Twitter and like my page on Facebook.

P.S. Click bellow to watch a news coverage connected with this post.


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