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Community Guidelines

Community Guidelines

Upon having Book Riot’s Amanda Nelson being our guest speaker via Skype session it was interesting to hear her experience about establishing community guidelines and moderating comments to ensure everyone is safe and welcome.

Reflections of Creating My Blog Throughout the Fall Semester

Reflections of Creating My Blog Throughout the Fall Semester

For this semester, I had the opportunity to start my own personal blog to represent my digital self and to be able to do this, I must create publications that suit the kind of identity I wanted to craft online. As a result, I decided to create a lifestyle blog that talks about my interest and how I live my life as an Asian – Canadian living in Vancouver, British Columbia. I understand that this is a very broad topic…

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Incorporating More Transmedia Integration Plan

Incorporating More Transmedia Integration Plan

Transmedia integration is deemed as an essential component on spreading your brand and Pokemon is a master at doing this because it went from card games, video games, television shows and now even in our smartphones. As a blogger, I have to figure out how to integrate more transmedia onto my blog posts and how to effectively have it benefit me to gain more followers, better tell a story and improving my SEO.

Telling A Story Without Words….. WHAT!

Telling A Story Without Words….. WHAT!

Our instructor has asked us to tell a story without words and I was like “WHAT is this even possible!” OK sure, let’s give it a try because it will cost me my grade if I don’t do it. Mind the sarcasm but this is all I am going to write for this process post. Now for the challenge…. I give you telling a story without words and using only images, therefore no explanations about the photos either.

Google Analytics – Personal Data Analysis + Emoji Potion

Google Analytics – Personal Data Analysis + Emoji Potion

For those who doesn’t know, this blog is tracked by the Orwellian eyes known as Google Analytics. A service that captures data of its visitors ranging from how long you stay on my blog, where you go from there, where you came from, your country of origin, your IP address yeah you get the point.

Peer Review #3: Ms. Mandy Tse

Peer Review #3: Ms. Mandy Tse

Today, I have the opportunity to provide peer review for Ms. Mandy Tse on her blog called “Through My Eyes – In The World of Mandy Tse.” From what I can tell from the title of the blog, it is similar to mine as it is seen from the title and in her about section she states that she would like to share my adventures, stories, thoughts, favorite things, and basically my life as a nineteen-year-old living in beautiful British…

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Should I Monetize My Site? Possibility of Leaving an Online Footprint When Doing So?

Should I Monetize My Site? Possibility of Leaving an Online Footprint When Doing So?

In our PUB 101 class there recently has been a discussion about monetizing our blogs for profit and I was like why exactly would we want to monetize our blogs. The answer is rather simple, as a university student we need money because we are prone to student loan debt and our way of living in Vancouver is rather expensive. So why not earn a little spending money from our blogs? Upon hearing that response from our guest speaker, my…

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Remix Something? Wait what?

Remix Something? Wait what?

This week’s processing post is actually kinda awkward because it requests all of us to “remix something.” Ok so first of all…. WHAT DO YOU MEAN REMIX SOMETHING? Given my photography and having some knowledge of Adobe Photoshop, I decided to “remix” something of my own. In the world of photography, we capture images using our own camera gear and then we put it into something like Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop to manipulate the image and make changes to the…

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Making Changes Through Peer Review Criticisms

Making Changes Through Peer Review Criticisms

Last week for my Publishing 101 class we were given the task to peer review a fellow student’s in terms of the design elements and decisions that we had implemented onto our blog site. Despite the heavy criticisms that were cited by my reviewer about my design decisions about how busy and not appealing it is about the gray carbon fiber style background. I decided to leave those the way they are because I feel that personally if I change…

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The Importance of the Drastic Shift from Print to Digital Literacy

The Importance of the Drastic Shift from Print to Digital Literacy

With the introduction of the dot-com era, we are now all connected online through the Web and with the existence of the internet, there are new literacies that comes with it. As a result, there is a broad shift in society from print to digital literacy mainly from how we obtain and interact with information. Another major shift would be the interactivity between creators and users of content when compared to print.

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