Process Post 3 – Monetization/Marketing

Whenever the topic of monetization comes up, I’m not going to lie, my eyes glaze over a bit. In all honesty, the thought of doing this to make money kind of makes me want to fall asleep. Even though I would like to reach the masses, I don’t feel like what I’m currently doing is enough to make a living.However, if I do decide to one day push for revenue, I do have a few…

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24 Things I’ve Learned in 24 Days of Quarantine

Eating out was never as necessary as I thought it was Alcohol was never as necessary as I thought it was I am not as extroverted as I thought I was Things that cause a major disruption in your life can be traumatizing and can have lasting effects There are more tigers living in captivity in the United States than there are in the wild I genuinely do not understand cat people People react to…

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will you be my man? turns out, you can’t

When I’ve made my mind up about something, it’s very hard for me to let go of that. So when I heard about homeboy’s inability to move forward with me romantically, I wasn’t gonna let that stop me. I was disappointed, but I decided to put it aside.  After all, we had finally made plans to meet! We did the tourism challenge together, a month-long challenge for people who work in hotels and tourist attractions…

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ciroc and cran, could you be my man?

Last spring, someone gave me a feeling that I’ve never felt in this city before. It was like smelling the perfect scented candle at a bookstore, having that first sip of a latte that was made just right, or finding a $20 bill on the ground. It was luck, chance, serendipitous, and for as long as I live, I will never forget the night that I met him. I had gotten up unusually early that…

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oh, it’s been so hard to write.

Hello everyone. Or should I say, hey all you cool cats and kittens! Who else is watching Tiger King these days? What a crazy, crazy, story. I swear some people in the States are on a completely different level than the rest of us. It’s been a hot minute since I’ve posted, and I have yet to post any personal stories of mine. They are coming, I promise. I have been working on one for…

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Process Post Two – My Brand Backstory

For today’s process post, I wanted to dive in more into my backstory which was brought up during the participation activity for week six (which I didn’t notice at the time, I was too excited for my Valentine’s day plans oops). As I wrote last week, I’m still developing my brand and figuring out how exactly I want to say what I want to say. I have a lot of hesitation in developing my brand,…

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Process Post One

Ugh, I feel so guilty for not writing anything in a month!!! On Friday we had our second peer reviews due, and I knew that the person doing mine would probably wonder why I hadn’t written very much. The truth is, trying to conceptualize my brand has been a challenge for me. But, I don’t want to just make excuses, so I will try to reflect on what we’ve been discussing in class over the…

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Peer Review 2

Upon first glance, Alexandra and I seem to have a similar style in our sites. We’re both doing personal blogs, although hers is more in line with the student lifestyle than mine is. I appreciated the clean and minimalist design, and while it may not have all the bells and whistles of a site that has been designed by someone who knows their way around coding and graphic design, I still liked it. Her posts…

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Peer Review 1

Today I will be writing a review of Noelle’s blog (noellekathleenjones.com). Her site is clean and has a calming aesthetic. I really liked her use of neutral tones as it gives the reader a calm and relaxing feel. I can see that her site is in its beginning stages, as is mine. I think it’s nice to see a site be built from the ground up and to see that you’re not alone in crafting…

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welcome to my stream of consciousness

I’m finally doing this thing. This thing that I’ve been so terrified to do for so long… I’m launching my website and starting my blog, for real this time. I say for real this time because five years ago I had a blog. Five and a half years ago I wrote about my experiences as a bright-eyed twenty-year-old living in London, completely unaware of the twists and turns life had in store for me and…

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