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)

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)

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)

PUB101 – Process Post (Week 6)

What is a public? Where do we get our ideas about what publics can or should be? How do you find, engage and grow your public? This week we focused on the topic of Publics and Counter Publics. As a brief description, the term public can be defined as elements that “shift the normal industrial … Read morePUB101 – Process Post (Week 6)

PUB101 – Process Post (Week 5)

For week 5, we discussed the complexity and importance of web design within online environments. Paying attention to details associated to balance, rhythm, proportion, contrast, unity, etc. are crucial to enhance the user’s experience. During our lecture, we defined user experience as a component that encompasses all aspects of the end-user’s interactions with the company, … Read morePUB101 – Process Post (Week 5)

PUB101 – Process Post (Week 4)

This week we discussed the various roles of an editor. Although they work behind the scenes, they are crucial and all work towards the same goal of improving the quality of communication. To simple summarize, we looked at the various levels within editing. They include: acquisitions editing structural or substantive editing stylistic editing copyediting marking … Read morePUB101 – Process Post (Week 4)

PUB 101 – Process Post (Week 3)

This week, we looked into the topic of “the online self”. This deals with questions like: Who are you? What is your “voice”? Do you recognize it? Would others recognize it? Moreover, when we put things out into the world, who is it for? Are you a different “self” in different contexts, environments, platforms? Speaking … Read morePUB 101 – Process Post (Week 3)

PUB101 – Process Post (Week 2)

For this week’s class we were asked to continue developing our blogs/websites and even take the further steps of adding the Google Analytics plugin into our WordPress sites. Because I had already taken PUB 201 in the spring semester, the stats for my website have been passively collected throughout the months despite being inactive. For … Read morePUB101 – Process Post (Week 2)

PUB101 – Process Post (Week 1)

Today was our first week of PUB 101 online and I can honestly say that I’m excited for the lessons and lectures to come! This week we discussed a bit about Goffman’s reading, The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life. I remember first being introduced to Goffman through a few of my communication classes where … Read morePUB101 – Process Post (Week 1)