A major part of blogging is designing your blog to appeal to its readers. Adding images to your theme and blog posts makes a blog a lot less boring . Although this is my first blog, I have experience editing images with Adobe Photoshop. I took a graphic design class my sophomore year in high school where we had multiple assignments learning the functions of photoshop. I learned there was so many things one can do to a photo. Prior to the class I thought Photoshop was used for simply cropping pictures and editing pictures to be funny, but after I realized that so much can be done to a picture and photoshopping pictures is really a craft that takes time and skill. Photoshop was really user friendly and after some instruction, I think anyone can be able to use the program efficiently. Unlike Photoshop, I feel WordPress is actually harder to learn as a whole. I have yet to edit images extensively in WordPress but I look forward to learning how to in order to improve my blog. As I mentioned earlier , I thought applications like Photoshop were used simply for funny pictures and memes on the Internet. Gabrielle Coleman mentions in ” Phreaks, Hackers, and Trolls” the website 4chan which is a forum site where users comment and discuss images. She describes these images as being “esoteric, audacious, creative, humorous , Heavily Photoshopped, and often very grotesque or pornographic” (pg 110). Because of sites like 4chan , I feel like editing images and Photoshop will always be linked to humor and trolling, when really some people make a living off photo editing. Editors for magazines use photo editing softwares to fix magazine covers and photoshoots. Music artists use photo editing to design their album covers as well.