• academics,  engl 111w

    A moth died on my windowsill.

    ENGL 111W Assignment #2 Hello readers, I witnessed a fascinating event this morning, and instead of reading I decided to journal my feelings as I watched. I thought I would share it with you all, as it made me reflect on life more than I have before; Moths don’t truly look as dark and unsettling as their original species is described. Moths are also not as beautiful as the butterfly. They are somewhat of a hybrid, in-between the two with its hay-coloured wings, seeming content with life as it is. It is a pleasant morning, an ordinary September morning. The scenery around me is distracting. Everything looks so lively outside…

  • process posts

    Expect some changes.

    PROCESS POST #13 As I am in the last week of my semester, I will say that this place has turned into so much more than I initially thought I was capable of. Who knew I would be able to make a semi-tech savvy blog?! NOT ME. But, don’t expect things to stay the same. As I move to continue this blog long after my PUB 101 days, there are many things that I want to change once I’m not drowning in papers. Let’s discuss shall we? First off, widgets. We’ve talked about these before, and I have come to the decision that you all will be exposed to my…

  • essays,  process posts

    This is not a goodbye. Essay #2.

    With this roller coaster of a spring semester coming to an end, I thought it’d be important to reminisce over the epic up’s and down’s we have experienced together. WordPress definitely came with its challenges, but after a long struggle, and many moments of trial and error; I can confidently say that I have created something I’m truly proud of. Blogging has always been appealing to me, and I have always longed to have a platform to document my life that wasn’t a popular social media. But, life gets in the way, and it never became a priority. I have never been so happy to start a school assignment until…

  • process posts

    My GIF’s aren’t working and that makes me sad.

    PROCESS POST #11 We’re nearing the end of the semester, so you know what that means! Student burnout and mental breakdown season baby. Personally, my favourite season of the year. If you didn’t clue in to the fact that I’m being sarcastic, you must be new here. Hi, I’m Brianna. Ever since starting university, I have no idea why but every spring semester is significantly harder for me mentally. It could be that summer is nearing and I want to forget everything and have the time of my life – maybe. Seasonal depression? Good chance, actually. But no matter what I do, I can never seem to break myself out…

  • blog,  mini assignments

    Brutally, Brianna – but in moving picture.

    Our final mini assignment was something I was surprisingly excited to work on, considering I can use it at an opportunity to show you guys a new thing I’m loving. We all remember how I was telling you guys that disposable camera’s were it right? If you don’t, go look at that bad boy of a post cause they really are such a fun toy. I didn’t even know that it was possible, but I have discovered a twist to your regular photos that give them so much more of a story; turn them into a GIF. Almost all of us have iPhones, and I’m sure you all have discovered…

  • process posts

    Because more people definitely need to be reminded of me.

    PROCESS POST #10 In class, we talk of useful methods of broadcasting our blog or any online content further in the current industry. The fancy word for it is transmedia integration. Big stuff I know. Since I’m not particularly fond of the idea of more than five people ever looking at this blog and getting the inside scoop to my thoughts, we’re going to talk hypothetical here. If I were wanting to incorporate transmedia integration in order to promote my blog or the theme it entails, the first place I would think of is Instagram or TikTok. In our current pandemic-ridden, social media ruling reality, there is no other way…

  • blog,  mini assignments

    Making myself look professional.

    For our second to last mini assignment, we have to create an infographic. Since I have designed a lifestyle blog, unfortunately this infographic will be about myself. Cause I definitely need to talk about myself more on here. Either way, enjoy essentially my professional personal profile. I will admit it does make me look quite put together. For those of you (I’m sure you’re just dying to know) who want the program this was made on, Canva is great for any online document that needs a little something-something. I know I sounded sponsored there but I promise I’m not, we’re nowhere near that famous yet. Brutally, Brianna

  • process posts

    When is my blog gonna get famous?

    PROCESS POST #9 Now that we’re all comfortable with each other, I thought I would talk about how getting into the habit of having a blog and posting on it has made me feel. Honestly, I’m not sure if I love or hate it more. With this being a lifestyle blog, it is nice to be able to talk about what is going on in my life. I enjoy having a space to talk about whatever I wish, and to be creative doing it. I believe that this blog is a healthy way for me to take a look at my life in a different perspective – the outlook of…

  • process posts

    Success? Maybe. Bored? Maybe.

    PROCESS POST #8 Please do not look at that title and think for a second that I like WordPress. That is something that will simply never happen. But, what has been happening lately is us getting along. I’m assuming it’ll be short lived. I gave up on the lower case titles for everything. Chose your battles right? I will admit that the all caps Brutally Brianna is growing on me. Kinda getting Sex and the City vibes? Maybe that’s just me. But I really think that the chaos of this site is very relative to the conversations those women have about men, and that makes me happy. Now, let’s talk…

  • process posts

    This blog is changing my Pinterest feed and I’m upset about it.

    PROCESS POST #7 Recently in lecture, we have discussed how it can be worrisome to users knowing that they are providing data trails wherever they go online. This topic stuck out to me, reminding me of how these “trails” can also change the users experience carrying over into different sites. Have you ever talked about a certain product out loud next to your phone, only to have it pop up in every ad you see for the next week? Or for the Pinterest users, make one “out of the ordinary” pin and watch your entire feed change in a day? This is exactly what is happening to me, and I…