why this box?

This blog is home to my thoughts, ideas, and musings about the topics I love: technology, social media, cycling, photography, games, travel, and good food.


For those curious, the blog name arose from my quirky fascination with boxes. Their basic storage purpose aside, what makes one box a better choice than another? Why this box, and not that other one?

As a creative individual, thinking about boxes often leads me to “think outside of the box”, metaphorically speaking. This mental association is one of the reasons why I love boxes so much.

who am i?

My name is Danielle and I’m a…

  • tech geek
  • creative copywriter
  • social media enthusiast
  • photographer
  • cyclist
  • foodie
  • traveler
  • collector of random things
  • postcard fiend

what now?

Explore my blog via various category links in the sidebar. I hope you find posts on topics that pique your interest!

Feel free to drop me a comment; I would love to hear from you.

Thank you for visiting my blog today. Have a lovely day ahead! ๐Ÿ˜€

12 thoughts on “About

  1. I nominated your blog for an award! Because you’re awesome, and your better at technology than I will ever be, ANNNNDDD your blog is pretty and I’m secretly very jealous.

    Oh wait..it’s not a secret anymore..shoot! ๐Ÿ˜€

  2. Hi Danielle, I enjoy reading your blog! Your tittle of the blog is so catchy ! I agree with your idea of thinking outside the box. Keep inspiring us with your beautiful new ideas ๐Ÿ™‚

    I just started zero to hero too ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Hi, Danielle! How to describe your blog? Well the best word that I can think of is that it’s very ‘welcoming’. ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m catching up on Zero to Hero—Day 9 and 11 for now—and that’s how I came across your blog. ๐Ÿ™‚ I will be back to check out more of your blog soon. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Hello L.A., Thank you for your kind compliment! ๐Ÿ˜€ I do hope you’re enjoying the “Zero to Hero” challenge too! I’ve visited & followed your blog as well – I look forward to seeing more posts from Siargao! Cheers, Danielle ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Hi Danielle,

    I hope you’re having a fantastic week!

    I wanted to quickly introduce myself, as I am the Community Manager for Zomato Vancouver. We recently announced some pretty big news and want to keep you informed!

    UrbanSpoon is now a part of Zomato, one of the world’s largest restaurant search and discovery services. We wanted to personally reach out to you โ€“ the most active Urbanspoon users โ€“ to thank you for the amazing role you have played in bringing Urbanspoon to where it is today!

    Our teams are working closely together to ensure a smooth transition from Urbanspoon to Zomato and we will continue to share new updates with you. There will be tons of exciting new features that you can look forward to!

    We could grab a coffee sometime, Iโ€™d love to get to know you and discuss the transition and answer any questions you might have ๐Ÿ™‚

    Please let me know if you have some free time to get together!

    Looking forward to hearing from you ๐Ÿ™‚


    • Thanks for your message, Sophia! I would love to meet up to learn more about Zomato and the UrbanSpoon transition – it sounds exciting! Please shoot me an email at whythisbox AT gmail.com, and we can set something up! ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you! – Danielle

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s