PeaceOwl and more

September 9, 2010

Holy molars. I can’t believe I haven’t updated since May. Wow. That’s quite impressive. I didn’t do a huge amount of writing over the summer because I was busy working full-time and hanging out with friends, but I have a few articles and a project that I can show off here today. 🙂

The main project I finished this summer was the peace-lovin’ 1960s history-learnin’ blog, PeaceOwl. It was debuted on August 15th, the 41st anniversary of Woodstock. Includes book and movie reviews, photos from now and the past, green news, interviews (coming soon!) and more. You can get updates about PeaceOwl by following @_PeaceOwl_ on Twitter. If you’re interested in helping out with the blog, email me at peaceowl@live.ca with your name and blog post idea.

I also have another article published at TalentEgg: LAUNCH: A Student Survival Guide to Summer Concerts and Festivals.

I also reunited with the myUsearch blog (my old stomping ground) to do a two-part series on packing for college:

And yesterday, I started the Interactive Multimedia program at Holland College in Charlottetown, the same school I graduated from in May. I look forward to developing my craft and combining it with my writing skills and seeing where it takes me.

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Two Standalone Photos

January 20, 2010

This photo was published as a standalone in the
January 13 2010 issue of the Sackville Tribune-Post.

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This photo was published as a standalone in the
January 20, 2010 edition.

I have a new post at the Maclean’s OnCampus blog. I discuss the unfortunate events of 2009- and the very few good things that happened — 2009: A Year Dans Review.

On Monday, January 4th, 2010, I start a 4-week internship at the Sackville Tribune in Sackville, New Brunswick. I look forward to working in a new environment, meeting some new people and writing some new stories.

Happy New Year everyone!

[edit] The weather is just too horrible at the moment to attempt the trip from Nova Scotia to New Brunswick. So, I hope to start my internship on Tuesday or Wednesday. [/edit]

I think it’s safe now.

September 19, 2009

So, I’ve previously mentioned on this blog that I’m up for an internship during the school year. Well, as it would turn out, I am, in fact, getting to do the internship. And I’m thrilled.

I start the internship at the Confederation Centre of the Arts next Monday (I think). I very much look forward to the opportunity and I expect to learn a lot while I’m there.

I also have a new post up at my Maclean’s OnCampus blog: Five reasons why going back to school sucks. (Don’t take it too seriously. It’s meant to be satire.)

Post at Simply Bags

September 13, 2009

I wrote a post for Simply Bags, a website that sells personalized tote bags. (They really do have some beautiful bags. I have one of the black and white damask bags with Jillianne on the side!)

Anyway, I wrote this post for their blog, titled What Every Student Should Have In Their Bag.

I’ve started a second Twitter account (in addition to my account for East Coast Overture, I mean). This one is for my non-music related stuff: friends, random interests and, oddly enough, it’s also my professional blogging account. You can follow me at _jillianne_.

Today was my last day working for the college search website, myUsearch. I’ve been blogging for them since April 2008. This summer, I learned some online marketing tricks during an internship with them. It’s all definitely been a learning experience. It also taught me a lot about blogging. I may do a guest post for them once in a while but nothing major. So, thank you Elizabeth very much for the opportunity. It’s been wonderful working with you. Thanks a mill.

Lastly, I started another blog. (I’m sick, I know. I have a problem, I know. I should seek professional help for my addiction. I know.) I love lists. I love, love, love them. The new blog, Listlove, contains lists and nothing else. Maybe some humor. But mostly lists.

Kill Jill Goes To College was back online when I woke up the next morning. No worries.

As a part of my online internship with myUsearch, I did a guest post at MyCampusChronicles: “How to Avoid Scams When Job Hunting Online“. That can be found here.

My newest post for my blog at MacLeans OnCampus was published last night: How To Spot a College Student.

I’ve also started a home/dorm/decor/decorating/photography/whatever blog: My Kingdom for a Margarita.

A new post of mine has been published at the myUsearch blog. I really enjoyed writing this article. I included a lot of my own personal experiences and it was just nice to write a good old-fashioned college article again. Click the link below to give it a read:

10 Tips For College Freshmen

Also, WordPress (which I usually strive to recommend to other bloggers as a great place to host a blog) has deactivated Kill Jill Goes To College because they seem to think the blog is meant for selling affiliate links and promoting other websites.

Gee. Last year, Kill Jill was named Blog of the Day by WordPress. Now it’s deactivated. How ironic.

So, if someone at WordPress is reading this post, I ask that you reinstate Kill Jill. I’m a poor college student who, yes, makes a few bucks from some small ads. I’ve been getting a lot of visitors lately because of a giveaway I’m doing with HP. That’s probably why your people think I’m up to no good. I ask you to reactivate my blog because I did nothing wrong. Thanks.

A long time ago (and in a galaxy far, far away), I did an interview with Alina Simone (check out her MySpace) for a website I once had called Jill Pushed Jack (now closed). The article was recently picked up by Dollymixture, a new online magazine for cool, alternative chicks. You can check out my article on page 18 of the premier issue.

I’ve also recently done two guest posts as a part of my myUsearch internship. The links for those are below.

I made a new post on my blog at Macleans OnCampus. It’s another humor post. I seem to be doing a lot of those these days. But it’s good, I enjoy writing them.

This one is called “10 Commandments of the Summer Job”. Enjoy!

Also, I decided to remove the “Published” page from this blog. I haven’t updated it in ages. Besides, I post all my recently published stuff on here anyway. So, it’s not a big deal.