The Importance of Privacy

February 23, 2018

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Protect Yourself. We have all heard the cautionary tales regarding online privacy. Plain and simple, it all comes down to one main idea, which is stated best by Erik Qualman, in his book, What Happens on Campus Stays on YouTube: Do not assume that someone else is looking out for your digital privacy. We all know what assuming […]

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This, Not That – Part 4

February 16, 2018

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Content, Content, Content…. Creating content is something that is equal parts creativity, technical know-how, luck and spontaneous inspiration.  Whether you are typing just a few lines to update your Facebook status, or are a veteran of the often times frustrating Adobe Suite (I’m looking at you Photoshop!), you are creating content!  It may not be pretty and it […]

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This, Not That – Part 3

February 9, 2018

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FEEDBACK FEEDBACK: helpful information or criticism that is given to someone to say what can be done to improve a performance, product, etc. Whether it is in class or at work, from parents or friends, feedback has the potential to be one of the most important things you can use to grow and learn in almost any situation.  In […]

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This, Not That – Part 2

February 2, 2018

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(Digital) Reputation Yes, part of this post is going to be about Taylor Swift. For those of you who do not see the connection, or aren’t Taylor Swift fans, her sixth studio album was entitled Reputation and it was received with moderate critical acclaim. Now, the reason I bring up Taylor Swift is because she’s a […]

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This, Not That – Part 1

January 26, 2018

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Following Your Digital Compass   Repeat after me: It is hard enough navigating any form of social media without comparing yourself to others, but trying to navigate it while tying to both fit in and have your own sense of identity is especially hard. We have all been there. Each and every person to ever […]

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Fighter

August 20, 2016

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If. I have heard that word all my life. If.  If. If. Recently those two single letters have gained in such significance that their weight has become both daunting and  receptive, like  a hopeful optimism before a coming storm.  And yet the storm that is approaching is not one I will truly be able to […]

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“I drink from a well I did not dig.”

April 22, 2016

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The life I have led does not seem entirely mine.  I learned a few years ago that it’s not about me, but rather, the collective ‘you’.  Every endeavor I’ve set out on has not been one of solitude, but one of solidarity.  I’ve learned that, yes, I can be the hero of my own story, […]

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