Process Post #1: Cyber Infrastructure

Hello Everyone!

First of all… If you are reading this, thank you for joining me in my journey to blogging my life πŸ™‚

As this is my very first process post, I’m definitely a little nervous since this is my actual first post that I will be posting on my blog. As I heard from my friends who took this class before (PUB 101), I heard that you had to make a blog for this course and to me, it sounded so much fun. I always wanted to know how I can make my own blog and create my online world. As I follow many beauty and fashion bloggers on Youtube, social medias and such, I always wondered on how their work was done and I personally wanted to learn since it will be a great skill to have for my career in the future.

I started with making my vision board of my cyber infrastructure. I asked myself, “How do I want my blog to look like?” and “How much do I want to share my personal life online?” At first, it was difficult trying to figure out the balance of how much I wanted to share online and the real me. Obviously, I want to be portrayed as a person with a nice, perfect imaged person but that’s not who I am in real life. So I started to think about the things that I want to post on my blog. I knew I wanted to do a lifestyle blog where I can post anything about my life, whether it’s the things I’m interested in, what I am doing and much more. I didn’t want to limit the audience to specific group of people because that could potentially make some readers uncomfortable and feel not belonged. I wanted to make a blog where anyone can come and join to see what my life is about and what my true interests were. Therefore, for my vision board, I was jotting down what I wanted to post on my blog and the main themes of how I wanted it to look like. I kept it very simple and straight to the point, just like how I wanted my blog to be like. I will surely be adding more things as I go along since this is just my first draft to help me start my cyber infrastructure.

For our blogs, we were required to use Reclaim Hosting to create our URL and use WordPress for our blogs. Both platforms were very simple and easy to use although I had some difficulties trying to figure it out at first. After setting everything up, I had the choice to choose my themes and design my blog. It was very stressful and difficult to choose a theme and design a blog where it matched to the image I had in my head. Ultimately, I chose the theme ‘Olsen Light’ because I loved the simplistic, minimalist blog look that I wanted. I was having troubles setting up my blog with different menus, front page and the overall customization of the blog because this was my very first time setting up a blog. Since I had somewhat specific image of how I wanted my cyber infrastructure to look like, it was quite stressful to tweak every single bits to what I wanted to look like. However, after playing with the customization for a while, I got the hang of it and started to get used to what I was doing. As I am not 100% happy with what my blog looks like right, this is only the start of it and I will definitely make changes as I need in the future.

Also, for inspirations, I looked at my favourite bloggers that I followed to see how their blogs were set up and the overall theme of the site.

Here are few of my favourite bloggers that I’ve looked for inspiration:

  • http://thechrisellefactor.com/
  • https://www.zoella.co.uk/
  • http://www.esteelalonde.com/
  • http://www.liahyoo.com/
  • http://stylesuzi.com/

I hope you guys enjoyed reading this post, THANK YOU.

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