• Publication Reflection

    Essay #2/Process Post #12 Before we start, I want you to watch this video. Well, more specifically, the first 30 seconds of this video. It’ll come into importance later. I think the idea of the “Main Character” blog came from the recent “Main Character” trend on social media. Social media has been inundated with “Songs that make you feel like the main character” playlists, and “Main Character aesthetics“. Seeing how popular these terms have become, I decided to capitalize on the trend/interest and create a blog with the same theme. With some luck, perhaps people that search these other main character playlists and aesthetics will find my blog. The idea…

  • Self-Assessment

    For my self-assessment, I would give myself a 4.5 out of 5. I feel that If you were to look at my effort and commitment to the project, you would see that I’m really passionate about my blog and that I’ve put a lot of heart and time into it. I’ve taken feedback from my peers and TA and improved my blog with it. I’ve tried to engage with course content and readings in meaningful ways, as well as link out and connect to different communities and audiences and make a strong transmedia storytelling universe. I’ve definitely been at the lower end of participation in lectures, but I’ve been present…

  • Transmedia Links

    Process Post #11 For this process post I will be discussing the reading we were given on transmedia storytelling, and the ideas I have for making my own transmedia links. So, the reading uses Pokemon as an example for transmedia storytelling, in which Pokemon crosses different platforms and realities. Pokemon is a video-game series, a tv show, it has a movie series, and graphic novels/books, as well as countless physical memorabilia like clothing, toys, pillows, etc. The way I think of it, if you didn’t want to, you would never have to leave the Pokemon universe. There is always more content to engage with. Now, I wouldn’t be able to…

  • Improvements From Peer Review

    Process Post #10/Peer Review #3 Response This week for my process post I will be looking over the feedback I received from our third round of peer reviews. This round, my blog was critiqued by Amanda Winkle, from “Humanizing“. Amanda gave some great feedback, so I’m very thankful to have had her input. In terms of my target audience, Amanda found the aim and intent of the blog to be clear. Amanda understood that my target audience is young women, and I think she understood what my mission is and what I set out to do here. Just as a quick side note, I’m very tempted by the idea of…

  • The Data Conundrum

    Process Post #9 The internet is a frightening entity, and the scope of the internet and its data mining capabilities are incomprehensible. Just as the Pod Academy reading from week 9 talks about, we each leave a digital trail of breadcrumbs online that highlight our movements. We tell these applications and sites our names, ages, addresses, work history, interests, financial information, and we expect them to keep passwords to private information safe. Every aspect of our lives is online, and vulnerable to hackers and those who would use our data for malicious reasons. At the same time, I think this is unavoidable for most people in first world countries. According…

  • Format Improvements

    Process Post #8 This week for my process post I’m focusing on the feedback I recently got in one of my tutorials, when the whole class looked over my sight, along with Jaiden, my TA. So here’s the main points of feedback I was given. Header not super easy to read on the image, particularly the tagline I’ve added a black box behind the Tagline and Title on my header, so I think it’s much easier to read. Inconsistency with the images for the front page, maybe do a home page instead. Or find some way to make everything match, same size, brand etc. Could find a theme that lets you…

  • Peer Review Response

    Process Post #7/Peer Review #2 Response Today I will be looking over the second peer review for my blog, by Siobhan Board. I was really happy to see that Siobhan enjoyed my content and humour and that she likes the topic. In general, I think that Siobhan really appreciated what I’m working towards and could only think of a couple things to improve on or alter in her opinion. Siobhan critiques that perhaps it’s a good idea to move away from the dark theme (dark background with white writing), and references Nesha Zoric’s article, and I completely understand that people may be generally more attracted to blues and light colours.…

  • What Would Gertz Think?

    Process Post #6 This week I was tasked with reviewing the design of a fellow student’s blog, so I wanted to look at my own blog with the same lens and talk about what Gertz (2015) might think of my design. In my peer review, I talked about how Gertz describes a sort of “copycat culture” where everyone wants their site to look like the sleek, cool pages of Google and Apple etc. So, we all end up with similar looking sites. Obviously, the use of themes on WordPress leads to the risk that we all might have common layouts and themes; however, I hope that I have been able…

  • To Post Or Not To Post

    Process Post #5 I think that I agree with Boyd’s (2014) reading on public spaces and audiences in that I feel like on Facebook, Instagram, basically, any platform I use, I feel like my audience is so personal, and there’s so much opportunity for people to judge me. As a result, I don’t post very much and the things that I do post, I am very careful with. I avoid posting things that are very personal or potentially embarrassing. On the other hand, I really appreciate the anonymity of my blog, I feel like those who make an effort to engage with it are likely to be more accepting, and…

  • Peer Review Response

    Process Post #4: Response to Kim’s Peer Review: Hi Kim, thank you for the awesome feedback, here’s my response to it overall! I loved what you said about taking your suggestions as a seed and planting them in my digital garden as I saw, fit, I think that’s such a lovely connection to the readings we’ve been doing and a very poetic and constructive way of looking at things. I also love the thought of a garden with seeds of thoughts and ideas from many different people, with many different plants at different stages of growth. Thank you! I really like the idea of posts being a new chapter in…

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