The Last Vlog (in this series)

In this week’s vlog, I find myself at The Beaches in Toronto. Lake Ontario didn’t disappoint. This is going to be the last vlog in this series, and in the video I share some of the things that I learned by working on this project. In the end, I think the most important thing that I’m taking away from this is that I felt really good by creating something new. I hope that you do the same.

Allan Gardens | Aly walks around taking pictures of Toronto, and he talks, too

On Tuesday, I made my way to Allan Gardens in downtown Toronto. There had been a tornado warning earlier in the evening but I ventured out when I saw a break in the clouds. The colours that came out after the rain and because of the flat light coming through the clouds were incredible. I’m really glad that I finally made it out there and I was rewarded for taking a chance on the weather.

Aly walks around taking pictures of Toronto, and he talks, too | visiting Calgary

I went out to Calgary to visit my folks. While I was there, I went around and took some pictures. I never appreciated what Calgary has to offer as much as I did during this trip. In many ways, it’s the opposite of Toronto; the availability of space and access to nature is just one of those ways.

During this trip, I took some pictures in Banff, Alberta and Big Hill Springs Provincial Park. If you are out that way, be sure to check out both. They won’t disappoint.

Blogging, Vlogging, and Podcasting | Episode 5: What’s the Point of My Podcast?

I didn’t make much headway with the podcast this week. I got so far as figuring out what the podcast is about, what you’ll hear on it, and who might want to listen to it. I also only read one chapter of the book I bought, and have yet to answer the question that it left me with.

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Blogging, Vlogging, and Podcasting | Episode 4- Narrowing My Focus to Podcasting

Last week, I said that this episode would be about advertising, because what’s the point in putting this content out there if I didn’t want people to see it? Late last week, I decided that I needed to narrow my focus when a pang of anxiety struck me as I was trying to figure out whether to post links to this project on my Twitter or Instagram. What I decided to do instead was narrow my focus.

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Blogging, Vlogging, and Podcasting | Episode 3: Keeping Track of Your Ideas

Anecdote

In a 2013 study, researchers Kathleen Vohs, Joseph Redden, and Ryan Rahinel found the that a disorderly space can have a positive impact on behaviour. They found that people are more likely to be creative when in a disorderly space than when in an orderly one. They did this through three experiments.

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