• Posiel,  Process Posts

    Week 11 Process Post

    Currently, my only source of social media integration for my blog is the Instagram account I made for it. On that account, I have a link to my blog in the description, and most of my posts encourage viewers to go back to my blog to read my recent posts. It is going well so far, as I have amassed a fair amount of followers and my blog has gained viewers from Instagram, but I could definitely do better. I do not post on my Instagram as often as I should, as I sometimes go a week or two without posting anything, and this causes people to unfollow me or…

  • Peer Reviews,  Posiel

    Peer Review 3

    For my final peer review, I will be reviewing Erika Cocco’s blog, The World of Irish Dance. Erika’s blog documents her journey to become the Western Canadian Regional Champion in Irish Dance, while also educating readers on the training and work involved in being an Irish Dancer. Her homepage is simple yet appealing; it shows her blog title, main menu, a white background, and a massive picture of her dancing. This picture adds some needed colour and visuals to her homepage, and as one of the first things viewers see when they go to her website, it creates interest and its tagline makes the focus of the blog clear. The…

  • Posiel,  Process Posts

    Week 10 Process Post

    I picture my audience consisting mostly of girls between the ages of 18 and 25, as that is the demographic that I fall into, and although I do not post about female-centric things like clothes or makeup, I feel as if a female audience would be more interested in my blog, especially my contemplative essays. To my surprise, 54% of my audience is male, and the primary age group that my viewers fall into is 25-34, with 18-24 being the second most populated age group. I do find this surprising, as I have been trying to make posts that appeal to a female audience, but none of my posts are…

  • Posiel,  Process Posts

    Week 9 Process Post

    To be honest, I have never really thought about data trails or minimizing my digital footprint. In fact, I do not think philosophically about the internet at all, or at least I did not until I took this class. Many of the readings we have completed have described the internet and social media as terrible things that control our minds and drain our individuality and creativity. The outlook, for the most part, is very bleak and depressing, and that is not how I want to think about the internet or anything. I try to remain upbeat despite everything that is going on in the world, as I find that if…

  • Posiel,  Process Posts

    Week 8 Process Post

    Last week I installed Google AdSense so I can start monetizing my blog. So far, I have not had a great experience with it, and it took me several days to get ads to start showing on my website. To be fair, I am not very tech-savvy so the problem might be coming from my end, but I do think that AdSense could be made a little more user-friendly for people like me who have no experience with coding. I finally got ads to show up on my website, but I am still having problems. They are only showing up in the top half of my blog, and I am…

  • Essays,  Posiel

    Social Media Cannot Be Democratic While Fake News Exists

                In today’s highly politicized climate, social media websites are full of information regarding political candidates and issues, some of which is false. The epidemic of fake news, particularly as it surfaces on social media, creates a larger problem in political discourse on these websites. Social media websites are supposed to be democratic places where all voices matter and where people can debate issues and create social or political change, but fake news and echo chambers present a danger to this discourse. Social media users can alter their stances due to fake news, linger in echo chambers that reinforce their opinions, or be too stuck…

  • Posiel,  Process Posts

    Week 7 Process Post

    I recently received a peer review of my blog from one of my classmates, Mariah. She was very complimentary of my theme and design choices, which is reassuring as it tells me that I am doing something right and my design is attracting people. She only had a few pieces of constructive criticism to make my blog design even better. She suggested that I remove my Pub 101 posts from my homepage so that viewers will only see content from my blog section. I have actually wanted to do this for a while, as I have seen my classmates do it and thought it looked much nicer to have only…

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