PUB 101 Peer Review #3 — The Power of Painting

For my final peer review, I had the pleasure of reviewing Carissa’s blog — The Power of Painting. As a 4th-year Communications Student, minoring in Publishing and Digital print, her website focuses on documenting her creative journey with painting! Right off the bat, I was impressed with the simple yet stylistic choice of her theme … Read morePUB 101 Peer Review #3 — The Power of Painting

PUB101 – Process Post (Week 10)

Building My Website’s SEO This week (Week 10) we looked at the importance of an SEO. Essentially a SEO can be defined as search engine optimization. Websites and pages with “good” SEO tend to rank higher in search engine and appear within the first page of one’s results. After today’s lecture, one of my main … Read morePUB101 – Process Post (Week 10)

What Inspires Me to Write Songs

One of the first songs I’ve ever written was about a boy back in Kindergarten when he broke my crayon after borrowing it. Since then not much has changed. I still write about boys, however, instead of breaking my crayons a few have broken my heart. Reflecting back now, I find myself laughing at the … Read moreWhat Inspires Me to Write Songs

PUB101 – Process Post (Week 9)

For this week’s lecture, we dove into the topic of monetization. Our guest lecturer, Trevor Battye, talked a bit about building an audience and introduced some tips/tricks when it comes to monetizing content. Since I am still in the early stages of developing my website, I have not made any actions to monetize through WordPress. … Read morePUB101 – Process Post (Week 9)

PUB101 – Process Post (Week 8)

During this week’s lecture, we discussed the topic of copyright as well as the culture of sharing online. We had guest speaker, Jon Festinger, visit our class and share his experiences as a copyright lawyer. Throughout the class, I began wondering how I have used others’ works on my site. When I first started my … Read morePUB101 – Process Post (Week 8)

Mini Assignment #4 – Remix Something

For this week’s mini assignment, we were asked to simply “remix something”. Essentially, a remix is created when a producer (remixer) gets the stems of a song and then altering them in terms of tempo, beat, effects, etc, to create a whole new track (MusicGateway, 2017). Given that my speciality is in music, I wanted … Read moreMini Assignment #4 – Remix Something

How I Overcame My Fear of Singing

Singing in front of a crowd has always been a nerve-wracking thing for me. The only people I really ever sung around growing up was my family. I remember back in elementary school, third-grade Marylou wanted to join the talent show and ended up crying in front of her class when the teacher asked her … Read moreHow I Overcame My Fear of Singing

PUB101 – Process Post (Week 7)

Process Post Prompt: Based on the peer review you received, make some changes to at least one design element on your site. Write about how you made that change. After receiving some great feedback from my first peer review, I have made quite a few changes to my site. The first being the addition of an … Read morePUB101 – Process Post (Week 7)

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