• Process Posts

    Biases, and Digital Literacy

    Process Post #8 This week, I have decided to explore the ideas of biases and digital literacy that were talked about in week 7. What stood out to me the most from lecture that inclined me to look and reflect deeper was the slide about “Three Particularly Impactful Biases” (Norman, 2021). I was also intrigued about confirmation bias, specifically MySide Bias, as something sparked within me when I heard Suzanne read out the question “Do you see in yourself what you so easily see in others?”.  With that said, I had a look at this article to find out a little more about what this bias entailed. Essentially, “Myside bias occurs when…

  • Health

    What I Prep for the Week!

    It can be really difficult to eat healthy and nourish your body while trying to work through a busy schedule. For me personally, I find it difficult to stay on a healthy eating track while focussing on full-time school, working, and going to the gym consistently. That being said, a helpful and healthy eating strategy that I like to take part in, is meal prepping! Before I get into what I like to do, I want to point out that there is no correct method to meal prep! Because everyone has different food preferences, diets, cooking abilities, and fitness goals, everyone’s weekly prepping is going to look a little different.…

  • Process Posts

    Following Up

    Process Post #7 I have made a few changes based on the peer review I received from Brianna Carniel. First off, she expressed that my website would look more cohesive if I removed “the exclamation marks around [my] About Me and Contact Me pages”. That said, I made those changes as well as removed the one in my Introduction category under my Home page. I agree with this critique of Brianna’s as it didn’t really make sense to only have it on a few menu items. With fresh eyes and an alternate opinion, I was able to see where I lacked cohesiveness (Pagé, 2021). Brianna also mentioned that it was “quite difficult” to find my social media and could only find…

  • Mini Assignments

    Mini Assignment #4: Remix

    This week, I was tasked to “remix” something. Although not very good at music software, photo editing, or anything like that, I thought I could do something simple yet eye-capturing. I thought this idea was well suited for the theme of my blog! Here, I have taken a recent outfit photo of myself (using styling techniques from my most recent post on Accessories) and have added various text boxes to mimic a fashion magazine cover. I feel as though this remix best relates to my blog and my love for fashion. Featured image created with Canva

  • Beauty

    Currently Loving

    Blog Post #7 This is a roundup of 9 products I am currently loving! Some are fairly new, and others I have been using for a couple of months, however, they are still “current” in my eyes as they haven’t been used much due to staying home… I have categorized the products into makeup, skincare, and other. I hope there is something here that sparks your interest! Makeup Diorshow Iconic Overcurl Mascara This mascara is definitely ICONIC. My favorite mascara to date and I have tried A LOT. Also, surprisingly enough, this is my first ever non-drugstore mascara. I heard about this one from a Youtuber from Vancouver, Allana Davison. She…

  • Fashion

    How to Amp Up an Outfit

    Blog Post #6 I often experience days where I do not feel like putting a cute outfit together. On these days I usually gravitate towards a pair of jeans and a t-shirt or a sweatsuit. However, sometimes these outfits can look kind of boring and not very stylish. That said, my favorite way to transform a not-so-interesting outfit is by using accessories! Accessories are super versatile as they are extra additions to outfits. Although simple and typically small, they can make a huge difference! It makes it look like you put thought into your outfit and planned it really well when in reality you just put on a couple of…

  • Peer Reviews

    Peer Review #2: Brianna Carniel

    For the second peer review, I am reviewing Brianna Carniel’s website, Brutally, Brianna. Right off the bat, the website catches my eye as the title is an alliteration. Though it would be nice if she made use of a tagline, to give her viewers a little more intel of what they should look forward to, as the title doesn’t evidently give it away.  Design The main color Brianna uses is a pretty pastel which is very inviting. Nevertheless, while take a closer look to her color scheme I think it would be more cohesive if she would limit it to three main colors: black, white and lavender. Thus, I would suggest…

  • Process Posts

    My Audience

    Process Post #6 Chittenden (2010) expresses that “without having cues about who will view a post, an imagined audience provides a necessary way of envisioning who should be present” (p. 512). Therefore, at the beginning of my planning and designing process, when I created my vision board, I also imagined an audience that would be viewing the blog that I was about to create. That said, the audience I have been imagining for my blog has been people like me. I have thought or have wanted my content to reach out to females that are around my age group, such as young adults ranging from 17–25-year-olds. However, I am aware that…

  • Essays

    Does the Internet Create a Democratic Space?

    Being that social media is a “medium easily accessible for both the source as well as the receiver”, citizens not only have the ability to create but also consume media freely; “connecting, networking and voicing out opinions” (Govindarajan & Ravindar, 2016, p. 4). That being said, Jha and Kodila-Tedik (2019) suggest that “the liberation technology, such as the internet, mobile phones, and social media, ha[ve] the potential to positively influence democratic outcomes” (p. 271). However, upon research, reflection, and experience, it has come to my realization that in coming to this implication, there are also concerns to look into. Although “it is true that social media is a platform to voice ones’ opinion…