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Allow me to reintroduce myself:

Thanks for joining me! In an attempt to create a professional platform for myself with Danna Travels, I think I may have taken away my main personal platform! Join me here to go over books, local (Sacramento) events, and to talk about my stories and other projects, separately from the wanderlust and travel. While I… Continue reading Allow me to reintroduce myself:

J620 Online Publishing: Conclusion & Resolutions

I am so thankful this class was so hands-on about online publishing! I think I have similar struggles that I hear many writers and bloggers complain about: keeping up with consistency, having enough story ideas, always being able to pull inspiration even when you have none, and the overwhelming feeling of a great story idea… Continue reading J620 Online Publishing: Conclusion & Resolutions

Linked, Ch. 10-16

Having finished the second half of this book, I think my impression of it from the first half holds true throughout: while thoroughly interesting and endlessly useful, I may have come in just expecting a more formulaic or dense structure to the information. In "Awakening Internet" Albert-Laszlo Barabasi lays out the foundation of the idea… Continue reading Linked, Ch. 10-16

Linked, Ch 1-9

Before I started reading Albert Laszlo-Barabasi's book on networks, I read some reviews that commented both on its usefulness and its repetition of the same key ideas. Reviews likeĀ thisĀ one also mention, albeit more emphatically than I would, the excessive anecdotes prefacing every major point his book makes. While this review and my reading only cover… Continue reading Linked, Ch 1-9

Aim for the Heart, Ch. 13: Tell the Story Online

This week's reading was a chapter out of a great resource that I've actually used in a previous class for this program. Like Krug, Tompkins is direct and gives simple advice with simple reasoning: every lesson is themed to maximize your content's appeal to a reader. This chapter focused mainly on the advantage of interaction… Continue reading Aim for the Heart, Ch. 13: Tell the Story Online

Don’t Make Me Think, Steve Krug

In probably the most straightforward and useful textbook I've been assigned, Steve Krug gives simple techniques for creating websites that enhance user experience without complicated way finding or overly elaborate marketing schemes. By sticking to the idea in the title, Krug hones in on a simplistic principle that can be applied almost anywhere: if your… Continue reading Don’t Make Me Think, Steve Krug