Week 10: Analytics and the Power of Information

Week 10 is all about measurement. I am going to do a very simple experiment. You see, I’ve kept this blog very, very, quiet. This is not my first blog, and my other blog is a ghost town at the moment because I have all but abandoned it due to an inability to run two blogs…

Week 7: Design Changes

Yup, it’s late. Real late. What can I say? Life gets busy, but I have implemented some design changes as recommended by my reviewer Intuitive Wanderer. I would first like to say a huge thank-you to Intuitive Wanderer for the review, it was a huge help seeing how my site looks from another set of…

Week 9: Monetizing Your Website

By running a blog that is heavily influenced by my zero-waste lifestyle (despite being rather quiet about that influence thus far), I think this intersection of food and zero-waste leaves a lot of doors open for content. I can piggy back on holidays and popular trends in seasonal foods, but add a zero-waste twist that…

Internet Dusts Cookbooks

“I just don’t know how it happened, one moment I was clean and used, the next, I was smothered.” It’s a common story in today’s kitchens. Youth, in their rebellious state are turning their noses at the paper manuals that brought them their very own beloved childhood meals, in favor of a more sinister, more…

Peer Review #2

Back at it with another review of a fellow blogger and their newly born website. This week I’m looking at Nanveet’s site, the Intuitive Wanderer, an elegant and modern travel website that emphasizes the act of traveling both at home and abroad. Immediately I’m drawn in by the black shaded city sky-line, but soon after…

Week 6: Who The Hell Are You?

The thing about being in the public sphere is that your audience matters- whether you want them to or not. And much in the way I needed to re-think my design because of its inaccessibility to viewers, as a blogger, I need to be highly aware of who I’m writing for. Everyone wants to say…

Week 5: Dress For Success

Choosing a theme for your website is like trying to decide on an outfit for an interview- accessories, shoes, hair- they all come into play here. You have a lot of options, but once you start to solidify who you are, or at the very least, the job you want, it becomes easier to narrow your…

Peer Review #1

In addition to dealing with all these challenging technical obstacles, I had the pleasure of working on a peer review assignment. Vivannn’s World is a colorful and cute site with mellow colors and a nature-based background image. I thought the image in the top left corner did a good job of creating tone and warmth,…

Online Presence

What better voice behind a sassy blog than one who feels entitled to state- while yes, I am opinionated, my authority on the topic of food comes from finding myself critical of the health culture around food and dieting, and well, waste in general. I have genuine questions and concerns, less so about who’s body can (or…

In the Beginning

Week 3 This is the first of my self-reflective blogging series in which I talk about the personal experience of developing an online presence. See, here’s the thing. I’m not so great with computers, or technology for that matter. I read books. I write things with beautiful moving pens, the kind that smear if you don’t…