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Amazon Reviews: The Technologies Sellers Love and Use

Obviously you have to use Amazon in order to do reviews on Amazon, but what other technologies do you have to know about in order to successfully interact with sellers and why? Initial Contact Email If you’ve filled out your Amazon profile then you’ve put […]

Instagram: 3 Things to Remember Before Looking at The Comments Section

Instagram: 3 Things to Remember Before Looking at The Comments Section

8,442 Followers Because my content tends to be generic (“I did a thing”, “here is a computer”, “check out this dog”) – it makes for good content for amalgamation accounts that have specific themes (ex: “girls on computers”, “computers”, “dogs”). When I know I’ve been […]

Photography: Katie’s Bridal Session

Photography: Katie’s Bridal Session

This past April I had the privilege of being present when one my friends from college proposed to his girlfriend (another one of my friends from college). Last night was the wedding, dancing, and a lot of happy tears. It’s always exciting to see people you care about showing each other – and the world – exactly how committed they are to caring for each other.

I took Katie’s bridal photos mid-September and am now thrilled that I can share them without ruining any surprises – it should surprise no one that she’s totally gorgeous.┬á (more…)

Instagram: My first post to get over 1000 likes in less than 24 hours

Instagram: My first post to get over 1000 likes in less than 24 hours

7,634 Followers I’m going to save the suspense and just tell you now, it’s this picture: The upside to overestimating how long it'd take me to finish this sprint is that I'm actually smarter than I thought ­čöąThe downside is that I now have a […]

Instagram x Amazon Reviews: The Difference Between Being a Collaborator and Being a Target

Instagram x Amazon Reviews: The Difference Between Being a Collaborator and Being a Target

373 Followers I haven’t been keeping up with @zoraflorasays lately so I haven’t had much to write about, but with an increase in Amazon reviews I’ve picked it back up (at least for a while). Over the long weekend I realized that when you’re doing […]

Instagram x Amazon Reviews: Using Instagram to Get Sellers’ Attention

Instagram x Amazon Reviews: Using Instagram to Get Sellers’ Attention

339 Followers
Amazon Ranking: #30,795

On June 29th, I wrote about how social media helped way less than I expected. I stand by that; most of my requests come through my email account. I wanted to expand on it though because “not helping” doesn’t explain why it doesn’t help.

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Data Conversion Between XML and JSON (w/ Scala)

Data Conversion Between XML and JSON (w/ Scala)

I don’t write technical posts often because I have had to dig through more than my fair share of irrelevant blog posts from 2007. However, every once in a while I run across a problem that has a ┬ásolution so convoluted and inconvenient that I […]

Instagram: The Digital Halo Effect

Instagram: The Digital Halo Effect

7,102 Followers In the flesh and blood world, the halo effect is a psychological phenomena that can either be annoying or helpful, depending on who you are: Halo Effect:┬áThe halo effect is a cognitive bias in which an observer’s overall impression of a person, company, […]

Photography: Mallory at the Arboretum

Photography: Mallory at the Arboretum

The Arboretum is by far one of the most picturesque venues you can find in Dallas. From the abundance of pergolas to secluded benches tucked away in private wooded areas to the arches formed from trees and bushes, it’s about as outdoorsy as you can get in the midst of a big city.

Mallory and I headed there on a day that had a 50/50 chance of sun or rain. As luck would have it, we got both.

Location: The Dallas Aboretum

Model: Mallory Osigian (@mallory_osigian)

Highlights are below, you can see the full set here

Mallory Goes to the Aboretum

Mallory Goes to the Aboretum

Mallory Goes to the Aboretum

Mallory Goes to the Aboretum

Mallory Goes to the Aboretum

Mallory Goes to the Aboretum

Mallory Goes to the Aboretum

 

Mallory Goes to the Aboretum

Instagram: The Perks of Leveling Up (5k followers)

Instagram: The Perks of Leveling Up (5k followers)

Followers: 6,147 Close to the beginning of my project, I talked about what a business account on Instagram will get you (namely, statistics). As your account grows, it seems like Instagram will “level you up” in terms of what you can/can’t do. Here’s the list […]