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 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.

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.

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 few weeks ago, I finally added some content to the new-and-improved version of Today, I added a Testimonials page (under Misc.). I mostly added it for fun but if I ever get any more good quotes that say something about me, I’ll be sure to add them.

I also wrote a new post for the myUsearch blog: 12 Tips For Finding and Applying For Scholarships.

Three new posts

June 20, 2009

I have 2 new posts published at the myUsearch blog, both concerning their recent scholarship contest. “Check out Meet Our Scholarship Winner, Chelsea Lorimor!” and “Does the SAT/ACT Measure Me? The Students’ Perspective“.

Also, I’ve done three posts for my Maclean’s OnCampus blog (That’s What Jill Said) but I think my latest is worth showing off: College: Lies You Should Tell Your Parents.

I did a guest post (for the myUsearch blog) for (or, more specifically, their blog). Check it out if you wanna.

Speaking of myUsearch, I’ve accepted the position of summer intern for the website. I’ll be doing odd jobs, helping out with site traffic and that kinda stuff. I’ll continue writing a few articles over the summer too. But it’ll be something else to add to ye olde résumé.

So, I’m not 100% up-to-date on posting my articles that I did for Truro Daily. But I’ll get those posted. Eventually.

Anyway, my 2 newest posts for the myUsearch blog were published on April 27th and April 30th.

My post about studying abroad and Susquehanna University was published today at the myUsearch blog. Click here to check it out!

Studying Abroad Added to Required Curriculum

My newest post at the myUsearch blog was published today. Check it out:

Parents: What Do Your Kids Need to Know Before College?

My recent post for myUsearch was published on Friday (E-Textbooks: The Way of The Future?) and my recent post for College Jolt was published this morning (College Insider: Helping An Alcoholic Friend). Check ’em out!