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On the turn of the tide

Every day I have to look my family in the face and pretend that their support of Trump is normal, is just an opinion, is another day that I’m lying to them, to myself, and to every person these policies affect. Y’all made a stupid, selfish, fear induced decision that you think has justification because… Continue reading On the turn of the tide

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 like this 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