Pinterest has been around for ages. I remember being a freshman in college and going to the library to “study”…but really all I was doing was pinning cute pictures and quotes to my various Pinterest boards. I was obsessed with it back then but then all of a sudden I stopped getting on Pinterest all together and I’m still not really sure why. When I started my blog back in August, I thought the best (and only) ways of growing it were to post on Instagram and Twitter. boy was I wrong! From my experience (and from what other people have said), Pinterest is hands down the #1 way to increase your blog’s exposure and engagement.
This week, we are going to forgo our regularly scheduled Monday under 50 post and do something a little different! The other day, I was taking a flatlay of some cute spring clothes, jewelry and perfume and I thought “you know what, this would be a perfect blog post…why not talk about my favorite springtime essentials?!” Don’t get me wrong…I absolutely love winter but there’s something about spring that gets me really excited. Maybe it’s the fact that I can wear cute flowery patterned clothing, or that I can put on my favorite fresh smelling perfume. But I always get really excited when spring rolls around! Actually, the day after I post this, it will officially be spring! Woohoo!
There’s nothing I hate more than a messy wardrobe/closet/dresser/clothing storage room…you get the idea. (Jeez what a harsh way to start off this post!) I try my hardest to keep my closet neat and orderly, but during the winter months that kinda all flies out the window. When winter is over, my bulky sweaters are half on the rack and half on the floor, my closet is overflowing with booties and my winter coats are taking up half the closet which means all my other coats are on the floor. Giving my closet a spring cleaning is something I do every year because as you can see (or read), it is seriously needed.
I cleaned out my closet a few weeks ago and thought this might be a helpful post for some people! I can now walk in it and not be suffocated by the disorganized mess…yay! So if you’re closet needs a spring cleaning or just a little TLC, then you’ve come to the right place!
Happy International Women’s Day! “Here’s to strong women. May we know them, may we be them, may we raise them.” I’m so proud to be a women in today’s world! I am also so proud to have such strong women in my life…my Mom, my Sister, my Aunts, and my Grandma!
As women, we have made so many positive changes to the world and it’s only going to get better from here! We have strong voices, strong minds and strong hearts. We have gotten this far by building ourselves up and by building each other up. Since it’s International Women’s Day, I thought I would write down all my favorite self empowerment quotes for women. Hopefully these make you feel like a #girlboss…and make you want to conquer each and every day!
I started blogging (and created my blog’s Instagram) back in August. I had heard of rewardStyle and liketoknow.it a little bit before I entered into the world of blogging but once I was actually a part of this world, it was literally all I saw! I followed so many amazing bloggers and Instagrammers who were part of the rewardStyle community and it instantly made me want to join. So in early October I (impulsively) decided to go ahead and apply. I got the rejection email almost immediately. In the rejection email, they tell you not to apply for another 4 months (at least). It was a huge let down because I had been so excited.
After reading that email, I was determined to make my blog and Instagram the best that it could be. I had no idea if they would accept me when I went to apply again this past week…but they did! I got the acceptance email the next morning and I was so thrilled! (it sounds like I’m talking about getting accepted into college lol) After I posted my first liketoknow.it Instagram picture, I had a few people reach out to me asking what I did to get accepted. I know there are so many people out there who get rejected once, twice, or even three times. Please don’t get discouraged! In this post, I’m going to talk about the 3 main things I did after being rejected…and how they helped me get accepted!
Guys, Valentines Day is right around the corner..and you know what that means. Do nothing until the day after Valentines Day when all the chocolates go on sale? No not that…or yes do that but it’s also time to start thinking about some gift ideas for that special guy in your life. This post will include gift ideas for anyone who has a boyfriend, fiancé, or hubby. Some of these gift ideas I’ve actually used before (and they were each a huge success) and some of them will be new ideas I’ve just come across! I’ll list them all down below and include links to each gift’s original page…so you can see where to buy it/how to make it/etc. If you don’t want to go the gift route, just taking your significant other out to a nice dinner is an amazing, special gift. My boyfriend actually just told me today about the reservation he made for our Valentines Day dinner! I’m super excited. Anyway, I’m sure you’re all dyyyyying to get some gift ideas so here they are!
Instagram is hard. Instagram is really hard. It’s hard to keep up with, it’s hard to post quality pictures every day, and it’s hard to stay motivated when there’s all this algorithm stuff messing with your account and feed. The algorithm has definitely affected my account but I’m still trying to have fun and post about the things I love. I’ve been on the ‘gram for years and throughout those years I’ve learned a few things you should and shouldn’t be doing. All of these do’s and don’ts will help you better your Instagram account…from followers, to engagement, to aesthetics and more! Continue reading “5 Do’s and Don’ts for Instagram”