My Blogging Goals

I have been planning my future blog posts for the past month. So a quick update on what I plan to blog about:

  • My three favourite genres of music – Rock, Metal and Country. These posts will show my music personality. I will split these over several posts. I will have an artist in focus for each post, and I am currently drafting these in longhand before typing.
  • I will continue my quote packages – my current status on these centres on finding themes to slot these into.
  • I plan also to write about my spiritual life. I don’t particularly follow conventional religion, preferring instead to focus on New Age things such as crystals, angels and spells. I also find Wicca very healing. I am currently researching more about these areas, with a view to drafting these in longhand before typing.
  • Finally I will continue my book posts, as they are proving quite popular.

Hope to start on one of these ideas very soon!

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Book Hunt! #9

First library trip to Dublin of 2017. These books are from Tallaght and Ballyroan libraries:

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Die For Me – Amy Plum

Crystal Therapy – Doreen Virtue

Dancing With Myself – Billy Idol

The Happy Closet – Annmarie O’Connor

Feminist Fight Club – Jessica Bennett

Pandemonium – Lauren Oliver

The Luxe Life – Fleur de Force

Last Of The Giants: The True Story Of Guns N Roses – Mick Wall

The Great British Bake Off: How To Turn Everyday Bakes Into Showstoppers

The Secret Ways Of Perfume – Cristina Caboni

The Vintage Sweets Book – Angel Adoree

A Night In With Audrey Hepburn – Lucy Holliday

The Goddess Test – Aimee Carter

Shiver – Maggie Stiefvater

Numbers – Rachel Ward

Delirium – Lauren Oliver

The Tale Of The Body Thief – Anne Rice

It’s Your World – Chelsea Clinton

Your Best You – Sonya Lennon & Brendan Courtney

Baked In America – David Lesniak & David Muniz

New Year 2017

Happy New Year! This is my first post in about three months. I went through some tough shit at the tail end of 2016, and as a result I didn’t feel like blogging too much. However, this is a new year and therefore a new start for me and this blog.

My resolution for 2017 is to be rebellious, to be strong and to be feisty. The following quotes will help me on my journey. I am a biker chick at heart (though I cannot ride one, but what the hell!)

If you’re going to rebel, do it with purpose.

Exist on your own damn terms.

My energy comes from freedom and a rebellious spirit.

Real spirituality is the greatest rebellion there is. It is risky, it is adventurous, it is dangerous – Osho

 

 

Book Hunt! #8

Time for another book post! These books are from Tallaght and Ballyroan libraries in Dublin.

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From top:

The Raven Boys – Maggie Stiefvater

Lola And The Boy Next Door – Stephanie Perkins

Carry On – Rainbow Rowell

Stop The Excuses! – Wayne W. Dyer

Likeable Business – Dave Kerpen

Pretty Honest – Sali Hughes

Forensics: The Anatomy Of Crime – Val McDermid

Cameron At 10 – Anthony Seldon & Peter Snowden

Solitaire – Alice Oseman

Investigating Sherlock – Nikki Stafford

Star Wars vs. Star Trek – Matt Forbeck

Girl Up – Laura Bates

Looking forward to getting stuck in to these, as some of these have been on my to-read list for a while. These books will help me keep going in between reading lots of industry material for the masters!

College Time Again…

So next week I start at college again. This time I am a masters student, doing a Master of Science (MSc) in Digital Marketing. This is a full time course; I will be in college three days a week (Wednesday-Friday). We were given the timetable last week and here is what I will be learning:

Marketing Communications In A Digital Era – this is going to cover social media strategy and platforms, digital display advertising (banner ads and pay-per-click), content marketing solutions (email marketing and blogs), online public relations and brand management; and last but not least, social, ethical and legal issues in digital marketing communications.

Data Analytics & Consumer Insights – this is going to cover the concept and current state of digital marketing analytics, types of data, digital marketing metrics and key performance indicators (KPIs), marketing analytics techniques and tools (web, mobile, social media), data visualisation, data analysis and interpretation, turning analytics into action (converting the data into insights), and law (again).

Design, User Experience & Content Writing – this is going to cover principles of design (designing websites), website interface design (delivering the online customer experience, content planning, best practice, usability and accessibility), professional practice (basically more legalese, registering domains, copyright and intellectual property), promotion channels (search engine optimisation, online reputation management), and client and creative management (sourcing and managing creative services, project management and image and content rights)

Digital Marketing Landscape & Strategy – this is going to cover the evolution of marketing in the digital era, the strategic role of digital marketing in business, and the ethical and legal landscape for digital marketing (yet again).

Digital Marketing Technologies – this is going to cover infrastructure for digital marketing (desktop systems, broadband technologies and mobile devices and technologies), digital content elements (sound, text, video), website design and production (CSS, HTML, WordPress), responsive design and web analytics, social media technologies and mobile apps

Strategic Marketing Management – this is going to cover strategic brand management, organisational culture, international marketing, pricing strategies, promotional and product decisions.

This sounds like a lot of material, but some of the modules are only until Christmas. Plus there is a final dissertation/research project as well. This is going to be challenging but rewarding.

Book Hunt! #7

Getting back to this blog with another post involving books. Fingal library in Dublin.

 

Fingal books 30 Aug 2016

A small selection as I am returning to college to start my Master’s degree in digital marketing. Here we go:

Extras – Scott Westerfield

The Presentation Secrets Of Steve Jobs – Carmine Gallo

A Mindfulness Guide For The Frazzled – Ruby Wax

The Vagenda: A Zero Tolerance Guide To The Media – Holly Baxter & Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett

Follow Me! Creating A Personal Brand With Twitter – Sarah-Jayne Gratton

The Complete Idiot’s Guide To Twitter Marketing – Brett Petersel & Esther Schindler

Book Hunt! #6

My latest bundle comes from Tallaght and Ballyroan libraries in Dublin (21 July 2016)

Off we go!

 

Tallaght-Ballyroan books 21-7-2016

From top:

Ballad by Maggie Stiefvater

Women Make Noise ed. by Julia Downes

Underwater by Marisa Reichardt

Click.ology: What Works In Online Shopping by Graham Jones

Chicken Soup For The Kid’s Soul by Jack Canfield et al

The Mating Game by Allan & Barbara Pease

Ireland Says Yes by GrĂ¡inne Healy, Brian Sheehan & Noel Whelan

Understanding Social Media by Damian Ryan

Social Media Engagement For Dummies by Aliza Sherman & Danielle Elliott Smith

eMarketing eXcellence by Dave Chaffey & Paul Russell Smith (3rd ed – for college)

My Badass Book Of Saints by Maria Morera Johnson

How To Think Like Steve Jobs by Daniel Smith

Get Up To Speed With Online Marketing by Jon Reed

Light Is The New Black by Rebecca Campbell

The Good Psychopath’s Guide To Success by Kevin Dutton & Andy McNab

Turn Clicks Into Customers by Duane Forrester

Mariel Hemingway’s Healthy Living From The Inside Out