Peer Review

Peer Review 1

I was requested to evaluate Lily’s blog, Knitting After Hours. I was astounded by how well-designed the website appeared when I initially clicked the link to it. Lily’s website is well-organized and put together, while we have just begun developing our website.

During the day, Lily studies, and at night, she knits. She intends to highlight her accomplishments and successful ventures. She discusses twist socks in the part on her knitting endeavours. I had the impression that I was speaking with Lily directly while reading the post. Even though I’ve never been interested in knitting socks, it was interesting, hilarious, and engaging enough to have me wanting to learn more.

Going through Lily’s website made me immediately take note of the images she included to each post. Since I like to see things visually versus mentally picturing them, I am a huge photo enthusiast. When I clicked on the post because there was an image, I instantly felt as though I understood everything Lily was saying. I loved that there was an image and a brief description of the post before you read it. I really appreciated how she combined visuals and links to the topics she was discussing.

In between the white and black on Lily’s site, there is this lovely yellow colour. The colour palette she is utilising, in my opinion, has a strong knitting connection. It is quite relaxing and does not overwhelm. Because of all the categories she has established, I had no trouble finding her posts. She has developed links to the knitting patterns she uses in her work.

I immediately recognise what Lily is attempting to advertise when I visit her website. She wants to share her experience with each project because she is so passionate about knitting. Regarding the goals she has for her website, I had no questions. Lily strikes me as funny and as someone who is well-versed in website editing.

I’ll sum up my evaluation by saying that she’s organised and can knit. She did mention that she would be include food and playlists in her “about me” section. Because I adore food, I can’t wait to see her prepare recipes. Her website will have content that goes beyond knitting, which is incredibly interesting. Additionally, I really appreciate how she’ll be sharing her own playlist. If she included a category of projects, she’s interested in trying, I think it would be interesting. Additionally, she might mention where she gets the yarn or give advice for it. It’s interesting to hear about what she does, but to keep people interested, she should provide more advice. I’d love to learn how to knit, so I’ll be sure to visit her page more frequently.

Lily’s website is


Korean Corn Dogs.

Never in my life have I eaten a corn dog. Never had a strong desire to give it a try or find out more about it.

While I was visiting a friend, she expressed a desire for a Chung Chun Rice Dog Korean corn dog. I suggested that because we were both hungry and I am the pickiest eater ever, we try it.

We travelled to Burnaby’s Location, located at 4428 Beresford Street. From 11:30 am until 11:00 pm, it is open. Its brightness and simplicity caught my attention right away. It seemed strange that there was nowhere to sit down and eat, in my opinion. You order your dish and then wait for it to be freshly deep-fried in the incredibly small restaurant. There are 17 sauces and spices to choose from after it is prepared. They will put the sauce and seasoning on for you. 

I bought a Chung Chun Original, which is a full-flavored beef sausage, and a Half Mozzarella, which is a mixed-meat and cheese sausage. I chose several condiments for every corn dog. My original corn dog was topped with honey butter, sweet mayo, honey mustard, and ketchup. Teriyaki, sweet chilli, and sweet mayo were the flavours in my half-mozzarella corn dog. I’ll just say, WOW! It was incredible.

The price was roughly around 12$.

Rating was 9/10.

Would I go again? YES.

Process Posts

week 12.

Welcome to Day in the Life of Sofia community!

This space is for everyone to find new interests or places to check out. Allowing to hear about other people’s opinions, sharing feedback, and other things we should check out.

The core values of our community is positivity, respectful, and thoughtful language.

  • Positivity. We encourage positivity in our relationships with one another, establishing a setting where individuals may go to be inspired and encouraged.
  • Respectful. We are treating one another with respect and kindness. Although we are aware that not everyone will share our opinions on everything, having a range of opinions and viewpoints is advantageous. If we are being respectful of one another, everyone in our community deserves to express their own opinions.  
  • Thoughtful Language. We are considering how others may interpret our words and tone. We are aware that internet writing can be readily misconstrued. When leaving comments on blogs or expressing disagreement with locations, we encourage everyone to be nice and use appropriate language. Day in the Life of Sofia should have a friendly atmosphere.

To meet the collective goals of our community, it’s important that all members feel safe and supported. To help everyone have the best possible experience, please take a look at our community guidelines:

Positive guidelines 

  • Introduce yourself to the group
  • Feel free to post questions and start discussions on any topics relating to anything food or adventurous.
  • Treat others as you would treat them in real life
  • Be polite and communicate with respect
  • Respect the privacy of other community members
  • Utilize mentors and community managers for support
  • Contact us directly with feedback on our Instagram, @Dayinthelifeofsofia.

Rules and restrictions

  • Don’t share personal or private information
  • Don’t post irrelevant messages
  • Don’t post promotional content
  • Personal attacks, trolling and abuse will not be tolerated
  • Don’t post explicit, rude, or aggressive content


In the event of someone violating these guidelines, we will take action to protect other members of the group. This might include a warning or in the event of extreme or repeat behavior, the member may be banned from the community. 

If you experience or witness any behavior that doesn’t follow our community guidelines, please contact us directly on Instagram. All reports are kept confidential.

Mini assignments


I am using this gif that I found. I tried to find a photo in my camera roll that would make into a gif but nothing appropriate or funny did I find. But, the pig is exactly how I am feeling since school is almost done and it is winter break soon!!!!

Process Posts

week 11.

My Instagram page, @dayinthelifeofsofia, was recently created. I’ve recently begun posting a lot of pictures of the locations and eateries I’ve visited. I wanted to utilize Instagram to capture my experiences while also helping others discover exciting things to do in Vancouver. Although there are websites where you may locate entertaining things to do, it might be challenging in some places. Although Vancouver is a large city, if I’m on Broadway I want restaurants and parks close by, not in Kitsilano.

That is the real reason I made this account. I want to document my life by sharing more and seeing if I can grow an audience with it. I have always wanted to make an influencer account, but I couldn’t keep up with the demand of posting continuously. I have been trying to post more to gain more transmedia presence. It will grow a better community of people to share similar interests.

Instagram will be a meaningful way to engage through real life content. I can post more on Pinterest to really grow my community and engage people to be interested. I can come up with ways to implement transmedia integration with how I see fit with what I am sharing. Social media influencers most of the time try to work their way towards YouTube. I could head that way once I have a bigger community of people that are interested about what I am pursing.

Peer Review

Peer Review 3.

This week I’ll be reviewing Mikeala’s website, My first impression of her website was how appealing it was because of the colour scheme. I am a huge fan of how the pink and brown work together. I found that it all worked well together, it was like BAM in my face. It was neat and tidy which I liked plus the photo of herself on the home page allowed me to know who she was. It really brought in more engagement for me to learn more about her and about her health blog.

I really like that she included a “recent post” column on the side to check out her posts that she has made. She has also included her twitter to check out which I found nice. She has been publishing things about health, but not the typical health and wellness things.

I would have really enjoyed more about the type of things she would do to help ease her physical, mental, and social health. It would be intriguing to gather more information on how other people regulate or help their own health.

Another thing I would really like is photos. I am a huge visually learner that is why having photos on her post would really connect me to click on a post.

I feel like Mikeala’s website could really cultivate a good audience if she were to market it up. Basu (2020) said “a growing movement of people are… creating sites that are more collage like and artsy”. I get that vibe from her website. She is bringing in that aspect into her blog which I find appealing.

Basu (2020) said “everyone does their own weird thing” I agree especially in your own digital life, we do. I feel like Mikeala is focusing on personal development and growth, I feel like she should talk more about her own growth and development. Many people nowadays like to listen to people’s stories, how they overcame struggles. Everyone has their own weird habits or struggles that they are trying to overcome.

I know many people grow a huge audience with gym Instagram’s. What they eat, calorie deficits, and workouts they do. But Mikeale’s view is to learn about the best practices in our 4 components of health which is different but appealing. I want to learn about healthy ways of achieving things whether it be physical, emotional, social, or intellectually. She really could grow a strong community of people that are also willing to learn about these things. She could start off with starting an Instagram or Tik Tok to really market what she is learning in those classes. Many people would be interested to learn how to heal things in their own health.

Mikeala’s website could really receive high engagement if she focuses on showing new techniques while also showing her own lessons she learns.

I really did find a lot of her posts to be very beneficial. She wrote a post about journaling. She continues to learn new ways of dealing with your own health, in successful ways. Mental health has been something I have struggled with over the past few years. Anxiety. That was a weird time for me, but I have journaled my life away to help ease my brain. I find that her adding ways to deal with mental health is amazing.

I am still learning new tricks and techniques that will help me grow as an individual. I will be coming back to check out her other advice. I am intrigued with some of her posts. Sometimes most things I find that really focus on health is a lot of physically. I hope to see some of the things she is advising for her to try out and document it.

Overall, I like her blog and will be coming back for sure.

Basu, T. (2020, September 3). Digital gardens let you cultivate your own little bit of the internet. Technology review. 

Process Posts

week 6.

Over the years I have followed so many Instagram influencers and Youtubers that I have loved and hated. I personally like lifestyle bloggers in my opinion, I feel that it is rawer and more personal. My favorite lifestyle blogger is Tara Michelle. She is a digital creator; she is very active on Instagram and YouTube. I really like the way she is her true self.

I have watched her YouTube videos since I have been on social media and wow. Over the years I have found myself more connected with her than any other influencer. She has really changed herself to not be like a typical influencer and that is one of the main reasons I still watch her.

 I think everyone is so different in real life, but people can be very similar online. That is why I enjoy watching her because she is very raw and will not post crap on her site. Many people will try to promote things just for money but will not actually like the product. I have seen it before, and the black lash people get is ridiculous. But Tara, she promotes worthy products and will give honest reviews. This is how you will have a deeper engagement. Allowing yourself to be different and vulnerable to disagreeing to something will increase people to be more interested. I have found myself to try and be as honest when I am talking about food or drinks that I have tried. This is how you try to change that image social media gives you to be different.

Designing yourself up for success and allowing for more good quality reviews. I want people to come onto my website and see how organized and spontaneous my life is. I also want people to feel more connected with me, like I am texting them about this new thing or place I checked out. It really is all about how to connect better with your audience and what they want to see more of.

Mini assignments


What goes into figuring out what the best restaurant is in the city.


New Westminster

  • Angelina Dutch Corners (Brunch)
  • Taqueria Playa Tropical
  • Donair Star
  • Waffle House Restaurant
  • Longtail Kitchen
  • Sushi Well
  • The Spud Shack Fry Co.
  • Nashville Hot Chicken
  • Zaaki Cuisine
  • Arvind’s Curry & Cocktail
  • Cockney Kings Fish & Chips
  • Patsara Thai
  • Match Eatery & Public House (Happy Hour)
  • Donuteria
  • Old Crow Coffee Co. (Cafe)
  • Hive Cafe
  • The Hide out Cafe
  • Yum Gourmet Donuts
  • Snowy Village


  • The One Restaurant
  • Baba Sweets & Restaurant
  • Sushi Garden
  • Bubble World
  • Anton’s Pasta Bar
  • Claudio’s Ristorante
  • Glenburn Soda Fountain and Confectionery
  • Icy Bar
  • Sugar Lab
  • OEB Breakfast
  • Zubu Ramen


  • Jam Cafe
  • Pur & Simple
  • Ballyhoo Public House
  • Burgoo Restaurant
  • Sal Y Limon
  • The Pawn Shop YVR
  • Off the Grid Waffle Cafe
  • The Parlour Restaurants
  • Yolks
  • Lucky’s Doughnuts
  • Von’s
  • Soft Peaks
  • Craft Beer
  • Warehouse
  • Breka Bakery & Cafe
  • Kevin & Kevin
  • TacoFino


  • CocoRu
  • Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ


  • Sushi California
  • Si Senior Taqueria Fiesta Mexicana
  • The Kebob House Restaurant


  • Olive Garden Italian Restaurant
  • Wendel’s Bookstore & Cafe


  • Stir Coffee House
  • Cravings Coffee


  • Famoso Neapolitan Pizzeria
  • Krispy Kreme Donut
  • Afghan Kitchen
  • Afghan Copan
Drink Review

Stanley Park Brewing.

  • Park Sesh Lager (5.0% -12 IBU)
  • Amber Ale (5.1% – 20 IBU)
  • Noble Pilsner (5.1% -18 IBU)
  • Sun Setter; Peach Wheat Ale (4.8%- 18 IBU)

I went to this brewery at YVR Airport. I hate beer. I am a sweet girl all the way. I find beer very bitter and dark. I got a flight of beers from Stanley Brewery. I would rank my beers that I got as Peach Wheat Ale took first place because it tasted exactly like juice, but it did have that after taste of beer. Second would be the Park Sesh Lager, it was still very bitter but not bad. Third was Nobel Pilsner, I did not like it, I chugged it. And lastly, Amber Ale, the most bitter one out of them all. I hated it. After this brewery experience, I still don’t like beer. I did on the other hand get a nice buzz for my flight to allow me to sleep because it was a red eye.

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