• Process Posts

    The First Page of Google and Keywords

    Process Post #11 Today I want to talk about Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Search Engine Optimization and how important the process is for websites to gain traction. As Hollingsworth (2013) explains “SEO is important for greater searchability and visibility” (para 1). As humans, we are “cognitive misers”, wanting to solve problems in the most simple and straightforward ways. We like to receive answers, good answers, at our fingertips. In fact, “a clear majority of the world that has access to the internet is visiting Google at least once a day to get information” (Hollingsworth, 2013, para 10). Therefore, when we organically search, we want all the best information to appear in front of our eyes. We don’t want to…

  • Beauty

    How to Achieve the Best Blowout

    I think we can all agree the best part about going to get your hair done at a salon is the amazing blowout you walk out with. Am I right? There is something about the volume, bounce and shine that you’re left with… But, as much as I want to achieve the look, I give up every time when I am faced with the task of picking up the blow dryer and round brush…  Well, there’s no more of that… I’ve got something better to share…Who’s ready? I know I have referenced my favorite tool before, however, I haven’t shared with you my full blow-out routine or let you in…

  • Process Posts

    Digital Breadcrumbs

    Process Post #10 “Data helps inform and educate. But at what cost? What is your personal feeling about data trails? Do you try to minimize your footprint or have you thrown in the towel?“ Before this class, and our lecture from last week, I honestly hadn’t given data trails much thought. I knew they existed, but I don’t think I was aware of to what extent and how many platforms they can be left on. An immediate example I can think of is the daily clicking of “accept cookies” that I do, without even knowing what cookies are, or what I am accepting.  When thinking of the question “Do you…

  • Fashion

    What to Look for While Thrifting

    Blog Post #10 I’m sure you have all heard of thrift shopping before. You know, Macklemore’s song, or Emma Chamberlain’s favorite hobby? Yeah, it’s quite the “trend” right now, to thrift and find retro or vintage pieces. I mean, thrifting is not only super fun, but it is also great for the environment as well – so let it be a trend! By choosing to buy second-hand clothing, instead of buying brand new, you reduce waste. This, in turn, helps the planet! Essentially, you’re not only saving money, but you’re also participating in the 3 R’s; “reduce, reuse, recycle”.  With that said, I really enjoy thrifting every so often! For me personally, it’s a…

  • Mini Assignments

    Mini Assignment #6

    This week, I was asked to create a gif. Here, I have taken a recent video of myself showing off my blow-out, and turned it into a gif. I added a VHS filter to give it a cool effect, as well as couple of hair stickers. I used the Dyson Airwrap to achieve this look. I have a blog post all about my blow-out routine – take a look! Featured image created with Canva. Media created with Giphy.

  • Peer Reviews

    Peer Review #3: Vasili Soursos

    For the third peer review, I am reviewing Vasili Soursos’ website, Philosophy in Films which is a blog that touches on the themes and messages in films, through a philosophical lens. Immediately I was intrigued as I enjoy watching movies, however, I have never thought about the deeper meanings, especially in that regard. Not to mention, I also quite enjoy the sound of his title; it is catchy with the F sounds. Content I think Vasili has done a great job at indicating to his viewers what his blog is about, not only through the title of the website but also through his informative yet concise tagline. Nonetheless, I think Vasili has…

  • Process Posts

    Can You Tell What’s the Truth Anymore?

    Process Post #9 Toward the latter half of the lecture this week, Susan brought up many relevant and important points about advertisements and being transparent as a writer, content, creator, or what have you. At one point she raised the question “Are you linking because you endorse it and truly like it or because you want to make money?”. This immediately sparked interest in me, and I was quickly reminded of influencers that I stay up to date with that fall into both ends of this spectrum.  Although I have been only watching YouTube for maybe 10 years (or less), I feel as though I have seen many transitions between aesthetics of…

  • Health

    What Should You Eat For Lunch?

    Nourish bowls are my go-to meal for the afternoons! Some people call them Buddha bowls, however, no matter what you call them, these bowls are an excellent option for a healthy and easy lunch or dinner. Nourish bowls are well-balanced, healthy meal containing a variety of nutrient-dense ingredients. As I mentioned in my last blog post about meal prepping, I usually like to throw a bunch of veggies, grains, proteins, and healthy fats into a bowl and call it a day.  These bowls are the easiest way for me to eat healthy on a tight schedule. I know what I am going to eat for lunch, and it can take less than 10 minutes to put together (if prepped…

  • 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.…