‘Internet trolling’ is a broad term with varied definitions. You might think of a ‘troll’ as a creature originating in folklore, but modern versions of trolls are people who harass others online. So, what constitutes trolling, is it illegal and how can we fight back against the trolls?
My name is Emily and I designed Brave Little Pig especially for you: students, creatives, freelancers, and every other brave ‘multi-tasker’ out there.
This blog is where I share reflections and practical advice about our digital lives, and career development.
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Now, let’s jump in! Scroll down to see my latest posts, and I hope you leave feeling energised and empowered to continue on your brave journey.
In the search for meaning, our choice is to join (or further embed ourselves in) the horrid, capitalist, technologically driven machine that keeps us ‘on’ all the time… or do what our hearts and bodies crave.
How I accidentally practiced mindfulness and didn’t realise until after the fact (and how you can too, even if you have a busy brain).
There’s no hiding the fact that changing careers is a huge step! For most people (including me), it’s terrifying! But it’s also very possible with a little determination and forward planning.
Our past teaching and learning experiences shape our approach to, and engagement with, further education, and personal characteristics such as social and cultural background, language/s spoken, gender/s, values and abilities do too.
A student blog can help graduates find paid employment in a highly competitive job market. It’s also clear that when many graduates hold the same degree, demonstrating practical skills in blogging and digital content creation can be absolutely vital.
Have you ever seen an amazing infographic and wanted to create one yourself? If so, keep reading for some simple infographic design tips.
‘Unprecedented’ has been the buzzword of 2020, a signal of the devastating pandemic that has swept through populations worldwide, and it’s not over yet.
So, what can we learn from this pandemic year that could propel us into a net-zero emissions future?
Nearing the end of 2020, in the absence of a traditional, physical graduation ceremony option our digital media alumni group organised a virtual alternative: the ‘Officially Unofficial Graduation Ceremony’, held via Zoom.
A recent conversation with a senior teacher prompted me to consider how making assumptions about kids and digital technology can do them a serious disservice and also blind us (older generations) to the connected and creative beings that young people so often are.
A personal or business brand isn’t just a clever name or stunning logo; it’s every element of your visual branding, marketing content, and how you engage with your customers. Keep reading for essential advice about how to brand yourself!
There is no secret blueprint for success but there are five key things we can each do to seek out opportunities and find our own way to success.
Are you terrified about publishing your work online? Do you know that you “should” be putting it out there, but…well, it’s never quite perfect? Many students, professionals, small business owners and freelancers struggle with this exact problem.
I was committed to growing my Instagram following organically, with a focus on engagement rather than follower count. I couldn’t help wondering though, would a large follower count increase my profit potential and lead to increased job bookings? Was there a legitimate and easy way to gain more followers quickly?
Is your online-self a true representation of your offline-self’? Are you strategic about what you post online? And have you considered what impact your online profile, or lack thereof, could have on future job opportunities?