PUB201: Progress Post 01

I was quite excited to find out that for Publishing 201 we could use our existing blog sites from Publishing 101, if they fit the theme of the course “The Publication Of The Professional Self”. Luckily enough for me I did just that. Which meant that I didn’t have to create an entirely new site. I was mainly excited to use my existing site because I knew that my love of books, which my site represents, is something that I am wanting to do professionally by pursuing a career in the publishing industry. So I could continue to work on my original site, and improve it to become more professional. Continue reading “PUB201: Progress Post 01”

Blog Post 14: I Hope You Get This Message

For today’s Book Nerd’s review I will be looking at the novel I Hope You Get This Message by Farah Rishi. I was first introduced to this book by a member of my very new bookclub; it was the top choice through our voting process for this month’s read. I literally read it in two days because it was that good! It is an end of the world, coming of age, discovering yourself kind of book like most YA novels, but had an urgent feel to it. Probably because it took place in modern time where there was only seven days until the fate of the world was decided by aliens. Perhaps a little cliche when you read the synopsis, but the author puts an interesting twist on it that is quite enjoyable. Continue reading “Blog Post 14: I Hope You Get This Message”

PUB201: Peer Review 1

I am reviewing the blog Analog Analagous. It is clear right away that it is a photography blog, and the very first photo you see is of a black and white, grainy, moody cityscape of Vancouver. This blog has a very clean cut, clear layout which I personally appreciate. We can easily see the different categories of photos from landscapes, portraits etc, and having different varieties of photos is good to draw different audiences, which in turn helps with the public coming to the site. Also the scroll feature where as you scroll content rises is a nice part of the chosen layout. Continue reading “PUB201: Peer Review 1”

Blog Post 13: Scar Tissue

This Book Nerds review focuses on a truly riveting novel, Scar Tissue by Anthony Kiedis and collaborator Larry Sloman. Perhaps you recognize the name Anthony Kiedis? I hope you do, he is the lead singer and song writer for the band The Red Hot Chilli Peppers! Continue reading “Blog Post 13: Scar Tissue”

Blog Post 12: “Dead Is” Series

It’s another new year, and this book nerd is back once again to provide you with book reviews from various authors and genres. Today’s review is about a certain book series that holds a very special place in my heart. It is the Dead Is series by Marlene Perez, which fits perfectly into the young adult, fiction, and mystery/suspense genres. Continue reading “Blog Post 12: “Dead Is” Series”

Blog Post 10: The Seven Sisters

Seven Sisters book cover; a courtyard of an old, grand mansion in the background; in the foreground, a fountain with a statue in the middle, of a mermaid holding up a sphere made of several bands of metal.After the completion of my three-part video series about accessible reading formats, this book nerd is back to reviews. This review is about a historical fiction/ romance book series that has quickly made its way to being one of my top favourites! Welcome to The Seven Sisters, by Lucinda Riley.

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Progress Post 11

I suppose my biggest decision to make yet about my book review blog is whether or not I should keep it going. If I’m being completely honest, I have viewed my blog as only a semester-long project. I believe seeing my blog this way has shadowed my views about it in the sense that I was never truly worried about gaining an audience, because it was going to end with the completion of the semester. I realize now that looking at my blog that way was not what I should have done, because if I looked at it as an ongoing venture right from the beginning, perhaps I would have done things differently, and tried to collect more visitors. Continue reading “Progress Post 11”

Progress Post 10

One of our final weeks of Pub 101 was going over Google Analytics, and exactly what it does and shows us about our own blogs. To be clear, “Google analytics is a web analytics service offered by Google that tracks and reports web site traffic, currently as a platform inside the Google marketing platform brand.” We were shown in tutorial how to set it up on our own blogs, and then look at the reports it provided. Continue reading “Progress Post 10”