Influential Bloggers – Niches and monetization

Welcome to writing/communications Wednesdays. Last Spring I went to a blogging conference (BlogWest 2013). It was a general conference about a variety of topics related to blogging. One of my biggest take-aways from the conference was hearing from the leaders in the “Mommy Blogging” niche. This week in Understanding Social Networks by Kadushin (2012), I read that self-designated opinion leaders or influentials are: “the ‘multipliers’, and trend-setters, the source for…

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3 Ways to Succeed at Personal Branding

Welcome to Writing/Communications Wednesdays. Before I started my Masters program in Communications and Technology, I thought I was digitally literate and taking a course in “Using/Managing Social Networks” and “New Media Narratives” this term I’ve learned a lot so far about fitting in with the digital communications community. Theory vs. Practice – Social Networking not Social Media My practical knowledge from previous professional and personal networking experiences has proved invaluable. There’s something…

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Where is all the Hypertext Fiction in this Digital Age?

*** The following hypertext essay was written in partial completion of the Master of Arts in Communications and Technology degree at the University of Alberta, Canada. © 2013 Nicole Basaraba The navigation menu for this essay can be found at the bottom of each section. In hypertext fashion, it can be followed in any order desired, however, there is a suggested order included as labelled by numbers. *** Where is…

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I’m going to be a Master: Grad school begins

The thing about graduate school is that is really is a life change. I took me about two years to select the programs I ended up applying for. I have to say being fortunate enough of getting accepted more more than one university was a dream, but it also made for a very difficult decision. There were many aspects to consider when choosing a program. What the deciding factors came…

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