SEO for The Chicks Picks Movie Blog on Romantic Movies

My Chosen Keywords:                                               Avg. Monthly Searches:

Love                                                                                                   2,740,000

Romance Movies                                                                               110,000

Chick Flicks                                                                                          90,500

Movie Blog                                                                                            60,500

Movie Review                                                                                       27,100


Google’s Chosen Keywords:                                  Avg. Monthly Searches:

Romantic Movies                                                                              246,000

Chick Flick                                                                                             18,100

Romance Drama Movies                                                                     2,400

Romance Drama                                                                                     1,000

Movie Drama Romance                                                                           260

  1. Five MUST watch romantic movies are Pretty Woman, The Notebook, Dirty Dancing, When Harry Met Sally, and Sleepless in Seattle.
  2. Chick Flick is a term coined to describe movies that appeal mainly to women.
  3. Some of the top romance drama movies are: Gone with the Wind, Titanic, What’s Eating Gilbert Grape, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, and Brokeback Mountain.
  4. A romance drama sparks passion and emotion by telling us [the viewers] a story about two love interests who typically face hardship that threatens their relationship.
  5. Movie drama romance, or romantic-dramas, were made as early as 1940.

This assignment has shown me how important the use of keywords are in order to narrow down search results when looking for a particular website, blog, etc.

For Blog

Russo, C. (2016, March 16). Keywords [Screenshot]. Retrieved from

The above image shows further information on the keywords I found.


Infographic: How to Use instagram

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Russo, C. (Artist). (2016, March 2). How to use instagram [Piktochart]. Allendale, MI.

The purpose of this infographic (made using Piktochart) is to show viewers how to create an Instagram account,  post photos to Instagram, and what different tabs on the application contain.

Instagram photos can be shared to other social networking websites/outlets such as Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and Flickr.

Applications such as Instagram allows users to connect with other individual users from around the world. In doing so, Instagram allows users to post photos that showcase their own life experiences and memories.  Instagram is also filled with other various content; for example, many users have made Instagram accounts dedicated to art projects, pets, movies, fashion, fan accounts, and so much more!

Instagram has given us, the users, the power to tell everyone else a story through our every post.  Whether that picture shows off a good night with friends or a quite night with bae on the couch watching Netflix, Instagram has had a huge impact on the social networking world today!



Beautiful Little Fool


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Russo, C. (Artist). (2016, February 22). Beautiful Little Fool [Photoshop]. Allendale, MI.

Welcome to my second blog post romcom and romance film addicts!  I genuinely have to say-I really loved creating this post and I am very proud of the way it turned out (for an amateur!).  I feel that the image I created (above) is very symbolic and can spread a very positive message to women of all ages in today’s society.

Before I explain the deeper meaning, or symbolism, my image conveys, I am going to firstly explain the overall point of this particular assignment.  As I have mentioned in my first blog post, the various posts (projects) on this blog are for educational purposes.  For this assignment, I experimented with the program, Photoshop.  As an advertising and public relations major, it is important to become familiar with tools/software(s) such as Photoshop.  While using Photoshop, I was able to use the basic editing knowledge I had gained through using the program to redefine a photograph and make it my own.  Most importantly, I was able to use my creativity to create something very unique and fun.

Who here has read the classic novel, The Great Gatsby, written by F. Scott Fitzgerald?  The book was also adapted to the big screen (twice!) as a drama-romance film, which I highly recommend seeing.  I will explain why that book/movie matters and relates to my image…

As seen in the top image, I took a very simplistic yet beautiful photograph of Jennifer Lawrence (shot by Steve Shaw) and made it stand for something empowering in the above image.  The reason I chose Jennifer Lawrence as my “subject” is because she is a very personable and inspiring young woman many young adults, male or female, look up to. Lawrence is also very passionate about men and women being treated equally in the workplace; another reason as to why she was the perfect person to use for this project.

I covered the actresses face with a patterned effect in order to hide her star identity so she would be seen objectively as just another young woman.  Across the mouth region of her face it reads, “Beautiful Little Fool.”  Here is where we tie this in with The Great Gatsby: that single phrase is a very symbolic and widely known quote said by one of the characters, Daisy.  This quote capitalizes on how women can become this product created by society that is not always valued for intelligence and leadership capabilities and qualities that they possess.  Many times, women are only seen for their attractiveness (another reason as to why I covered everything on JLaws face but her eyes) and not for their talents or hard work.

Lastly, I used a blur tool to restyle the background which is also slightly enhanced by a filter.  The background consists of a light color interacting against a dark color, symbolizing the yin yang symbol.

Film, art, and novels, are all wonderful mediums used to express big ideas.  It is important to become exposed to such ideas as it challenges us to question our preconceptions.


Fun Facts About the Movie Titanic

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Russo, C. 2016, February 12. Five Fun Facts About the Movie Titanic [Screenshot]. Retrieved from Final Cut Pro

I have finally (and successfully ) posted my first ever blog post! And because it is my first, I had to make sure it was about my absolute favorite romance, Titanic! The purpose of this assignment/post was to become familiar with Final Cut Pro when editing our video. Along with that, it was useful to create a storyboard to plan out what the video content was going to consist of.

Although this blog was created for educational purposes, I genuinely do love to watch movies. Especially when said movie is any sub genre of Romance. Throughout the years, watching movies has not only been a great outlet for me to relieve stress, but has become a hobby of mine as well.  In fact, I enjoy watching movies so much, I have contributed in writing a couple of movie reviews for a professional cite that reviews new (and old) releases.

But where did this hobby  and love for movies truly arise from?  Well, i’ll tell you… Continue reading