Reflection This time of year has always been a moment of reflection and a reminder of the changes that are possible in my life. The months of April and May represent the changes of spring and are also important months of birthday celebration in my family. My own birthday’s in May and because… Continue reading A Moment of Reflection – Keeping My Head Above Water
10 Things I’ve Learned as an Online Publisher Trolls exist everywhere (not just under dark bridges). Millennials are driven and inspiring. You can OD on coffee. Green tea has magical powers. Online reading will never replace the smell and feel of a real book. Inspiration only comes in the middle of the night. I… Continue reading Losing My Virginity to Online Publishing
Talking to strangers is something I’ve thought a lot about since beginning my blog. I’ve always considered myself an introvert around strangers; although, I’m more extroverted among friends and acquaintances. I didn’t realize how often I talk to strangers, until I was given an assignment to do just that. I’ve come to realize that it… Continue reading Talking to Strangers- Beginning a Blog
Tonight my oldest daughter Alexis is celebrating her 17th birthday at home with a group of her closest friends. Some of these girls she’s known since kindergarten, others from middle school, and a few from her first few years in high school. Regardless of how long they’ve all been friends, each and every one of… Continue reading The Blessings and Payback of Being a Mother
Design, Content, and Marketability Alicia Dang’s Blog Alicia Dang is a second year Communications and Interactive Arts & Technology student at Simon Fraser University. She’s grown up in Vancouver Canada developing interests in fashion, beauty, travel, design, and culture. Alicia’s personal fashion style and inspirations for her blog can be found on her Tumblr… Continue reading Blog Peer Review #3 – Audiences and Channels
The pain of divorce is unimaginable. So much so that even finding the words to write about it seems an impossible task. For those of you who’ve been through divorce, I hope you find some relief in knowing someone else understands your grief. For those of you who haven’t, maybe reading this piece will help… Continue reading The Pain of Divorce – A Lesson in Compassion
Too Much Information I have to admit that sometimes ignorance is bliss. No, I’m not talking about a particular US president who’s name I won’t mention. That type of ignorance has no place on these pages. What I am referring to is life in the digital age, before learning about Google Analytics and all those… Continue reading Data Trails and Google Analytics – There’s no going back!
Art Bar is the name of SFU student Sarvin Samei’s website, found at artvancity.ca. My intention for this review was to continue exploring website design. I hoped to discover more creative ideas for my own blog, as well as provide Sarvin with some design tips of my own. As somewhat of a minimalist, my… Continue reading Website Design – SFU Peer Review #2
The Internet is Shutting Down? Imagine. What Would You Do? Something to think about I think it’s fair to say that most of us have become quite reliant on the internet in our daily lives. We use it to store our information in the cloud, communicate with others, shop, research, find out what’s happening in… Continue reading The Internet is Shutting Down Forever – What Would You Do in its Last Hour?
The Search Continues for Inspiring Websites In my search for inspiring websites, I came across a unique parenting site called Scary Mommy 2. My focus this week for improving my own blog centered around audience engagement. I was interested in discovering what else I could do to expand and interact with my audience, as well… Continue reading Inspiring Websites – Audience Engagement
Yoga Generation One of my favourite places to unwind in the lower mainland is Yoga Generation. Co-owned by Nicole Whitman and Prestonne Domareski, Yoga Generation is the only aerial yoga studio in the lower mainland – offering yoga in a hammock! As part of my journey in beginning a website, I’ve gone from exploring other… Continue reading Yoga Generation – A Welcoming Website Design