Story Time (And Some Art Updates)

Hello. Is this thing still on? Ah. Just the thing my writing blog needs. A microphone joke. Admittedly, I had taken a personal break from this blog. Well, a lot of my social media for some time. Over the past few months I've been withdrawn and began to doubt the validity of this career path. … Continue reading Story Time (And Some Art Updates)

Ember Rain

Stand strong, little warrior And let’s play outside again. Though the skies are ablaze I’ll be here beside you in this field of fire. Fighter, you’re too young to know About the world before But here’s some things we once believed... Cinderella’s problems were solved with shoes. Birthday parties were filled with smiling, singing friends … Continue reading Ember Rain

“Hungry” A Sonnet by D.A. Gatlin

Empty cupboard, open up! You great deceiver, temptress of my gut. Beneath your bare shelves lies a dusty cup And now this vacant abyss has widened my rut. I’ve been betrayed by your companions before Pantries, paper bags, and freezers outside But most of all our dear refrigerator. For within her porcelain womb where food … Continue reading “Hungry” A Sonnet by D.A. Gatlin

You Can’t Sit With Us: Why Communities Matter in Social Media. (Examining the Orkut Site Case Study)

Suppose I made the following controversial statement on one of my social media platforms: Star Wars Episode I is the best film in the whole series. "Outrageous! My Sith Clan shall hear of this nonsense!"Photo by Craig Adderley on Pexels.com There are several problems with this statement. And none of them have to do with … Continue reading You Can’t Sit With Us: Why Communities Matter in Social Media. (Examining the Orkut Site Case Study)

Convenience: Why some apps/brands are just easier to use than others and what that says about continued customer loyalty (Examining the success of companies like Weixin).

Try to think of the last movie that you bought in store and brought home to watch? I completely understand if it takes you a moment to remember. I really had to think about it too. And honestly...I'm just as surprised as you. Photo by Dlawton, https://dvdcover.com/cats-2019-r0-custom-dvd-cover-label/ I was doing some decluttering the other day … Continue reading Convenience: Why some apps/brands are just easier to use than others and what that says about continued customer loyalty (Examining the success of companies like Weixin).

When Memes Get Real: Raising Awareness for Breast Cancer Through Internet Comedy

Believe it or not there was once a time where breast cancer awareness didn't have the huge global following/support that it does today. Although many are currently aware that October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month, I hadn't remembered hearing much about this campaign growing up--even though the first efforts to popularize the pink ribbon … Continue reading When Memes Get Real: Raising Awareness for Breast Cancer Through Internet Comedy

Try This One On for Size: A Social Media Campaign for Glasses that Deserves a Closer Look

Photo by Anna Shvets on Pexels.com Hey all. You know, if there is one thing I've been blessed with in this world it is good vision. I'm not saying I can spot a fly on a deer's nose from five football fields away. But I can definitely see the deer, and I might even see … Continue reading Try This One On for Size: A Social Media Campaign for Glasses that Deserves a Closer Look