Where I’ve been & Where I’m going!

Hey everyone! Despite the title, no I’m not taking a trip of some sort, unfortunately. I know I haven’t made a post in a while and I kind of wanted to give you guys a brief update on what’s going on with me right now. If you follow me on Twitter you probably know that I have been around and I’ve been a bit busy with the new semester starting. That being said this is my second to LAST semester so things are really starting to get crazy already. I am going to have a two portfolio reviews soon as well as a public reading within the next couple months.

If you guys need a refresher, I am a Graphic Design and Writing double major so I have plenty of work right now. I feel like I’ve committed pretty fairly to this blog so I really want to continue it and maintain it despite everything else on my many plates. So…that’s exactly what I’m going to do! I can’t promise when or how many posts you’ll get but they will happen, that I can definitely promise. If you guys get lonely and start to miss me feel free to visit my Twitter page @melfranco17, where I am on there daily! I also try to incorporate articles and other art and writing sources on there so if the idea of reading tweets on the life of a college girl don’t interest you, don’t worry, it’s not all about me.

So yes, I will have two major events in my infancy as a professional coming up soon! I’m planning on putting some of my process and projects on here so look out for those as well. I think I covered everything I wanted to say and I just want to thank you guys for your constant support by reading this blog. Blogging is no longer required for my classes so right now it’s something I am choosing to do and you guys give me the push to do it simply by visiting. I recently had my four-year anniversary with WordPress, which I can’t even believe, and I’m amazed at this blog and what its accomplished. I never expected anyone to read what I was posting since it was just a class requirement and I was so new to the blogging world. Since I started I learned to love blogging and not just because of the writing aspect but also because of all of the people I’ve been able to interact with. This blog continues to amaze me and it is something that I want to continuing doing for a long time. So thank you guys, and here’s to a new semester of blogging! Until next time!

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Blowin’ Me Up With Your Love

Hey everyone! This is a little different from things I normally post on here but I thought I’d share my thoughts with you today! I was really surprised when I got several surprising notifications from WordPress today. I got on here with the intent to write a blog post (which I will do, I promise) and I got distracted by the fact that my blog has a had good number of visits just on this day. Its kind of amazing to me how that happens because all of a sudden there was this burst of interest, which is really awesome. On top of that I now have 100 followers!!! Yay! Thank you guys!

It really does mean a lot though because this blog was born from a class requirement and I never thought I’d have anyone read this blog much less comment. I know I’ve said this before but the fact that people actually read this blog and interact with it is really what keeps me in check. Reality is that I could just throw a couple of images and a couple of lines of “thoughts” and still meet my class requirement. Although I’d never do that because I just can’t. I feel like I need to put my all into everything I do or not do it at all, and this results in many sleepless nights but in the end its worth it to me. I just like putting my best, or close to it, out there.

Knowing that people are reading this blog is just another push to put something meaningful on this blog so this is just a thank you! This blog has become so much more than I thought it would and its thanks to my followers and readers so thank you guys! Be sure to look forward to an explosion of posts since I’m a little behind on my post count. I am now obligated to catch up because I told you this and you now expect it. Anyway, thanks again and until next time guys!

Digital Slideshow

Hey everyone! This is just going to be a demo on creating a WordPress Slideshow that I’m doing in class so there isn’t much content to this post. Its more of me just trying out something new for a project I’m doing in class. These are actually images of the French Revolution that were recently released and you can read more about here: http://hyperallergic.com/106358/14000-images-of-the-french-revolution-released-online/

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