5 ways Belgium changed me permanently

Hotel de Ville, Brussels Grand Place

Talking to my close girlfriends about dating I realized that I have put Edmonton men at a slight disadvantage because I lived in Belgium for over two years. Europe changed me and I’d like to think for the better, but it can make me feel like a bit of a snob. 5 ways Belgium has changed me:  1. Craft beer snob Living in Belgium, the land of brewers, I developed…

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Best book trailer ever?

Thug Kitchen Cookbook

I forgot how quickly Wednesday comes around when you have to think about what you’ve done and blog about. Joining the ROW80 challenge is definitely the way to be accountable for completing my MA project. The thing is: When I blog, I think When I think, I get creative When I get creative, I want to write creative fiction and/or non-fiction When I want to write creative pieces, I read. So last…

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Turning over a new leaf before 2015

A colleague of mine said to me last week: “When you commit to something you don’t do it in moderation do you?” I laughed and then I starting thinking about what she said. She’s right. When I’m on track, I’m on track! I’ve blogged a lot less frequently because most of my free time is now dedicated to completing my MA degree. I’ve successfully completed 8 courses, I’m currently taking my…

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Growing Social Networks – Comparing theories

This will be my last blog post for my Communications 506 coursework, but it definitely is not my last blog post at The Chron-nicoles. This semester I learned about the theory and structures that make up social networks. Having been someone who was using: WordPress blogs, Twitter, Facebook pages, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Goodreads, YouTube, Klout, and Hootsuite prior to taking a course on “Using/Managing Communication Networks” I already had practical experience.…

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The No Makeup Selfie – Clicktivism via Social Media Networks

Internet communication is not revolutionary anymore. What’s evolving is how we use/manage these digital communication tools to create social networks and what causes or purposes we can form communities around. How many articles or presentations still start with a version of this sentence: “The Internet is changing the way we communicate in ways that were never possible before.” In discussing this with my Mom, she said: “But the Internet has been…

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