By filming my experience and sharing my knowledge, I can help ease their process towards studying in the United Kingdom

Keywords: branding

I decided to go into the ‘StudyTube’ and vlogging niches. “StudyTube is the community of YouTubers that upload videos revolving around the world of education” (Lockwood, 2019) which I consider the perfect niche to create content for as I am an international student in the UK. In Romania, going to study in another country is a controversial subject. More and more people get the opportunity to study abroad and each faces the experience of applying to university with barely any knowledge about the system. Once they arrive abroad they are overwhelmed by a list of to-dos from paperwork to moving in and making friends.

https://amcostin.wordpress.com/2021/05/14/deciding-what-ill-do-online

Popular culture can be defined as well-liked media, made by the people, for the people, and anything ‘leftover’ from the high-class culture such as classical music or theatre

Keywords: bcm 111 , film , popculture , popularculture , representation , study , tv

Cultural proximity is the theory that claims people have “…the tendency to prefer media from one’s own culture or the most similar possible culture.” (Straubhaar, 2003, p. 85). This would explain why Australians such as myself engage with Netflix, which streams predominantly Western media. The popularity is explained by how closely our cultures are linked. It makes sense that America has such a large impact on Australia, both our cultures are western and have similar values, and our government tends to follow the decisions of America. Alas, the term ‘Americanisation’ could be used.

https://isabelsbcmblog.wordpress.com/2021/08/06/consuming-popular-culture

I am glad millions of people have shared their experiences online, I know it has helped me tremendously

Keywords: introducing me , tegan , blogging , blogging germany , tennager blogging , how to blog , why should i start a blog

I am ever so excited to start writing blogs and putting my thoughts on paper to clear my brain. It will be exciting to see my writing improve, as well as, my attitudes, dialect and interests. I am excited to read back on blogs and see my essence at that time captured in what I have written. I also hope to help others and provide value from what I have learned and my experiences. It feels so exciting to write this down so that I won’t forget any of it. I hope this blog gives me the opportunity to have a screenshot of the past and will also be enjoyable for others to read!

https://tegantalks207539972.wordpress.com/2021/05/08/introducing-me

I know now that there are some things too big and too painful to be fixed by simply “washing my face” of it

Keywords: Grief , Loss , Motherhood , single mom , single parenting , Suicide , Widow

Each of my kids feels the loss of their dad in a different way, and I feel helpless in that I know this is something I can’t fix for them. My boy, who was 5 when his dad died, can still recall the life he had with him. There is both joy and sadness in those memories, and also a fear of losing someone else he cares about. My daughter, who was only 2 1/2, only really knows a life without a daddy. She begins to notice at daycare and then at school, that she is one of the only kids without one, and so she asks me if we can “find” her a dad…as if it is as simple as putting an ad in the paper, picking the best option and inserting him into our lives without there being any expectations on me with this man.

https://messybutneverbroken.com/2021/05/07/not-instagram-approved

The Consumer Audience is Obsolete

Today, you have no audience — today, when you write to express your ideas, you do so within a wide variety of logical systems.

There are no news consumers sitting in laid-back postures, there are no fans leaning in to your news narratives. Your story is moot.

Well, speaking of conservative candidates, I just drone on and on and on and on, never letting anyone else get a word in edgewise, until I start foaming at the mouth and fall over backwards…

Monty Python’s Flying Circus – The Naked Ant [S01E12] — e.g. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JTLeBybJhSo&t=449s

The passive consumer audience is brain-dead.

Active production of meaning is now a matter of interacting with natural languages (cf. wants.blog ). It is participatory, it is emergent, it is generative, creative, and does not merely follow a narrative prescription. It evolves from day to day, context to context, and it is connected. It does not need no education, Google — no central authority, no golden algorithm to solve each and every problem. It is decentralized, distributed, networking.

Zita is engaged in helping to build this world — why not participate, too?