Discussing Male Mental Health

Hi everyone. I have to discuss an important topic with everyone. I have been researching how men are most likely to commit suicide because of society.

What I mean by that is society has made it where if men talk about their feelings, then it will be looked at as a bad thing. It will make them look weak. Because of that, men are more likely to either abuse drugs and/or alcohol, or the worst case scenario, commit suicide.

I learned  last year the hard way and I’m still learning that discussing your mental health does not make you weak. In fact, people respect you for sharing your feelings. Those people who don’t are the ones that you don’t need in your life. Those who do support you (friends and/or family), hold on to them, communicate with them, let them know how you are truly doing. This can be one of the tools that can help improve your mental health. If you know someone who is suffering mentally, do not belittle him, SUPPORT HIM!! You could be the key to literally saving his life. If he ends his life because he feels like he hasn’t gotten the help he deserves, then it will be on you. You have to live with that for the rest of your life.

So guys, it’s up to you to end society’s way of thinking. Remember, it’s ok to not be ok. Do not be afraid to ask for help. Do not be afraid to truly discuss how you feel. As mentioned before, hang on to those people who supports you no matter what and toss out the people who doesn’t. And please, I’m begging you, do not commit suicide. You may not feel like you have a reason to live, but someone out there does and loves you. Thanks for reading this rant. I just needed to get this off my chest. Make sure you spread this message out to everyone.  Check out my website at https://danbarnesw.com/ Follow me on Twitter at https://twitter.com/DanBarnesW1 Stay safe and I’ll see you next time.

It’s been a while…

Hi everyone! I hope that everyone is safe during this pandemic. A lot has happened since the last time I posted.

To see my thoughts about this year so far, what have I been up to, and what am I doing now, then you can go to my website at https://danbarnesw.com/uncategorized/its-been-a-while/  You can also follow me on Twitter at https://twitter.com/DanBarnesW1 See you there!

Final blog post

And it all comes to an end…

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It was one heck of a semester I tell ya, not only was the most fun class of the semester but was probably the most interesting class i have taken as an elective throughout my college life.

From the first assignment introduction till this last assignment the final blog post it has been a roller coaster. I enjoyed each assignment a lot but my favorite assignment was GIF assignment. I enjoy using GIFS on a daily basis a lot always use them when texting with my friends and when I got to experience making the Gifs and learned how the work was a great experience. secondly the memes assignment was also a great assignment in my opinion. The relevancy of this course was one reason I really enjoyed this class. Not being a big fan of technology made it a little challenging for me in the beginning but eventually got the hang of it, thinking that i took this class to open up to the online world. I have always wanted to make a blog post of my own and have tempted it a couple times but then failed because I wouldn’t understand the basics of creating or personalizing a blog post. Thankfully i learned that in this class as well.

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My website: Even though i haven’t added as much as i want to my website,I still am very excited to continue working on it learning new thing in it. I plan on keeping the website for my personal blogging which is going to include many things such as (desi) food recipes, makeup posts, healthy food recipes, photography, and many other art related things. I have always wanted a platform where i can express my self and my art, thanks to ct-101 I have that now.

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keeping all the circumstances in mind this class was still very interesting and i learned a lot in it. I wish we had more sessions in class, I could have learned a lot more then what I did online.

Anyways… I hope everyone stays safe and have a great summer.

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Time Capsule of Digital Storytelling/ Final Blog

Marty-McFly-Yesterday memes | quickmemeIt seems like yesterday that I was lost looking for room 4M03, now 4 months later, recapping all the lessons that I have learned to do. This class doesn’t feel like a class at all any of the assignment that was given it felt like I was solving a puzzle at the end it looked perfect.

I loved the First blog topic; usually, on the first of class students wonder how the class is going to be, how hard will it be, but blogging about my happiness sort of gave me a hope that hey I will do well in this Class. No worries. (BTW it was about cats, and I love Cats)

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I mean who learns to make Gifs in class?

Ummm… I do.

My Profesor is so cool. Its this guy

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Everyone says he looks like Amazon’s CEO Jeff but to me, he looks like Tom Ford.

Well this semester I have created Gifs (wait how do you say it gifs or ghifs) and shared my experience of the first impressions of the class via Gifs story all this time I have been only seeing them on social media now I’m a gif creator. (how cool is that?)

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In this class, I learned how to create Memes(when I told this to my accounting major friends they got jealous ) and how I don’t consider them as a form of art. THEY ARE STILL NOT!


The seen so many creative works in the process of learning how stories are told in digital forms. who would have thought we would have such powerful software like photoshop?  It is the birthplace of Digital Storytelling Possibilities.




How to Shoot and Stitch a Panorama Photo

you don’t need a professional camera to take these kinds of photos. All you need is Profesor Ryan Seslow, he will teach ya’. one thing I noticed about this class is that I don’t need expensive things to create something creative. All I need is a creative mind that is willing. The lesson I got from Panoramic Storytelling.


The highlight of this class is my very own website. The Zeitgeist Food, a trendy food recipe website. Creating this website was the biggest achievement in this class, I never thought I would learn how to create after all this time, but hey I did it and I’m proud of it.

My website would have all the recipes of the trendiest food created by everyone(sort of a data archive for food to record the trending list) it is very easy to navigate. as you First enter you would see my latest recipe and if you just want look for a specific item, slide to the “search bar” and put the keyword and you would have your food that You are craving in no time. I also added a calendar because the trending list is time matter having a calendar helps to decide what recipes to do next time. On the top right corner, I have New York’s best place to eat place video or aka “Must Try Video”.

I also added a menu (it’s not a food menu, lol you can’t order food from it LOL ) for easier and faster access to other food and me.

The struggle is real - Señor GIF - Funny gifsAs easy as I made the website to access it wasn’t as easy to create. The struggle I had with creating this website was it wasn’t opening as a WordPress domain it was still showing the reclaiming website where it was purchased from.



I Want To Help GIFs - Get the best GIF on GIPHYThe second issue was the theme wasn’t showing or when I changed it there wasn’t any change after almost giving up I restarted my computer and it worked smoothly as butter. I didn’t have any other complications in successfully creating this website.
In the near future, there will be more recipes for continuing the popularity of this website.


The GiftionarySince the whole world is in a PAUSE our lives are still going on we are living. living among the scariest times. I’m so glad and thankful that I’m alive and healthy and I finished through this semester, but Corona Virus is ruining 2020. Corona has changed my life completely. I don’t think we could ever go back to being normal ever again. This is our way of life now and I accept it.

Help Me Out Here Mission Impossible GIF - Find & Share on GIPHYTo me asking me what grade am I getting always had put me in a tough position because every time I say I did well and I’m going to get a good grade something quite opposite happens. So my dear peers and professor I’m not going to say what grade I expect for this class. And even if I get a low grade I would be as bothered because of the amount of context I learned from this class. This class made me feel calm while doing a blog where other times I overstress and end up messing everything up. Based on what I’m learned will show in my work.

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Thank you, Professor, for a wonderful semester, it has been a journey, I just wished we had this class in college instead of like this.

Thank you everyone for taking your time and reading my silly blogs.

Office of Research and Sponsored Programs — York College / CUNYSee you all in Fall 2020.

Corona Virus Ruins 2020

The Corona Virus, a virus that has taken so many lives by now and so many are holding on straws to live another day. It seriously changed everyone’s life. I mean I didn’t have a clue how dangerous this virus got until I heard about the first case in New York. 

TBH I was taking it as a joke of people wearing these masks and decided to make a meme. At the time I laughed when I saw the shape of today’s mask. It has a very close resemblance to the mask worn by the doctors during the Black Plague in the 14th century, which we still don’t have a cure to. 

In the second week of the lockdown, my parents received a phone call, saying one of my relatives has passed away due to COVID-19.  And after that, I lost all my balance, started to panic what’s going to happen. I stopped stepping out of the house. All my family members being home together was an exciting thing since we are all busy with our own things but being home like this was making everyone depressed.

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I never liked taking online courses. So far throughout my 4 years of college I have taken only 2 only courses and I did poorly that I would do in a classroom. I just hate the fact that I being forced to take all my CT classes online. I just want it to be over.

It feels like I’m forced to watch this movie online but instead of watching it I skip through the whole movie; same way I’m forced to live this life and I want to skip through it but I can’t.  I can’t skip through living my life. I’m Very much frustrated. I don’t feel any motivation for doing any work even when I have all the time in the world. I don’t know how the college planning to continue to teach students like this but I hope we are going to make it somehow to the end of the semester.

Since memes and GIFs and blogs are a symbol of happiness to me but this COVID-19 is the opposite of my happiness. I wouldn’t be using any on this blog due to my current mental health state.

Please, I Would like a moment of silence for all the victims, survivors, and their families.

Thank You