Patrick Eng
Marketer, Developer, SEO Specialist, Gamer, and Random Knowledge Blogger

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This blog focuses on topics and events experience by the author, Patrick Eng. Learn more about who he is and what he is doing.

Week 6 - What I Needed to Know About Vertical Gardening and Farming

Randomly throughout Facebook, I've seen posts and videos about entire warehouses that are being converted into gardens that grow up, not out.

Since then, I've always wanted to learn more about how they work and their effects on the agriculture industry, and now I finally have a reason to look into it.

So, in this week's post, I looked at 6 articles that range from small-scale vertical farming in your backyard to warehouse farms. I'll also look at how they work and what it means for the farming industry.

[Average Read Time: 22 minutes]

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Week 5 - Everything I Needed To Know About Ocean Pollution

In this week's post, I will be covering various articles related to the current state of ocean pollution. For a few years, I've seen various videos on how humans have destroyed ocean life, both through oil spills and through plastic waste, but have never dug into how that really came to be. And while I will focus on the issue of it all, I also want to learn about what's being done to remedy all of this.

[Average Read Time: 13 minutes]

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Week 4 - Everything I Needed to Know About The History of the American Farmer

Here is Week 4 of the 52 Week series on my 2018 Year of Learning. In this week, I cover six articles I consumed concerning the American Farmer, from how much it costs to start a farm to how we began using pesticides.

I am using this post to understand what it really takes to be a farmer, the economic benefit (or sacrifice) it entails, and how farming has changed and adapted over the decades.

[Average Read Time: 17 minutes]

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Week 3 - Everything I Needed to Know About Personal Financing as a 20-Something

Here is Week 3 of the 52 Week series on my 2018 Year of Learning. In this week, I cover six articles I consumed concerning personal financing, from retirement accounts to paying off debt.

While this is no exhaustive guide, it is at least a way for me to get a little foundation when it comes to financing and investing in general. These six articles are what I considered need to knows when it comes to personal financing as a 20-something.

[Average read time: 31 minutes]

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Week 2 - Everything I Needed to Know About Buying, Selling, and Investing in American Real Estate

Here is Week 2 of the 52 Week series in my 2018 Year of Learning. In this week, I cover 6 articles I consumed concerning American real estate buying, selling, and investing.

Many of the keywords and topics brought up here could have blog posts of their own due to the amount of information on each. But in order to not make this the size of a dissertation, I won't go into too many specifics.

[Average Read Time: 20 minutes]

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2018 - A Year of Learning

As the new year began to approach I realized that I hadn't come up with any new year resolutions that I would share with people but then never follow through with. I honestly can't recall any year where I actually set a firm resolution and stuck with it the entire year, and to be frank, I don't even remember what my new year resolution for 2017 was. I don't even know if I made one…

Regardless, since I am now at the mature and wizened age of 21, I thought that I might be at a point in my life where I could actually come up with something good and then stick with it. I knew that I had to do something big though, and also find a way to be held accountable.

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10 HubSpot Hacks from an Experienced Marketing Technologist

After using and working with HubSpot for over two years now, I can gladly say that I have discovered a few ways to make both my job easier and more efficient — and wish my younger self had been aware of a few HubSpot features earlier.

So, I decided that sharing what I've learned over the years to the digital marketing world would be useful to others like me who are starting out in the HubSpot Marketing Platform but may feel overwhelmed or confused by the influx of HubSpot information.

Here are the top ten HubSpot tips and tricks that I have picked up over the last two years, from sharing pages on social media to automating relevant emails to potential customers — and more.

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Manila: Day 2

After sleeping for around 12 hours (the second time that week), I got up and prepared for my second day in Manila. Going downstairs, I met with one of the priests and we chatted until the rest of our group arrived. On today's agenda, we would be visiting the local hospital that one of the parishioners works at and seeing the leper wards.

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Manila: Day 1

I had just got off work and was getting into the car to drive down to Manila to begin another two days of filming, photographing and interviewing the work of some CICM priests (an order of missionary priests). All I knew going into this was that I would be visiting a leper colony and the hospital. I've always had good experiences with hospitals, so I didn't think I would have many issues going into this one. I couldn't have been more wrong.

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Baguio: Day 2

After a long day, I was able to sleep for 12 hours and get up feeling ready for day two, or at least that is what I thought when I woke up. We started off the day with a quick breakfast and headed down to the halfway-home.

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A Weekend Camping Trip on the Beach

It's 5 o'clock in the morning on the first full day that I have here in the Philippines. I wake up and begin packing for a trip that I am taking to a beach with some new friends of mine. I met them through work and they have shown me nothing but hospitality and laughs since I met them.

Around 6, I get picked up from my house. It's hot and humid, but it reminds me of back home during some of the peak summer temperatures. As we drive through the city, I am struck at how easy life is back home, and even though I knew about this, seeing it in person makes you feel it.

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What Does a Marketing Technologist do at Direct Development

I began working at Direct Development in August of 2015. When I was initially hired, I was given the role of an intern. Before I knew it, however, I was promoted to a Marketing Technologist and asked to be the lead tech on multiple accounts. While I was quickly given large responsibilities with little experience, it was the perfect way for me to really learn and grow.

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How to Edit a Let's Play [Guide]

This website (and all the blogs hosted on it) are a basic fusion of my desire to work for Rooster Teeth and the methodology ingrained in me called Inbound Marketing. I could go in-depth for both, but I'll leave them for separate blog posts for another time (don't be too sad).

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