Finding Balance in 2018

Finding Balance in 2018

Photos by Jackie J Photography Happy New Year! As with years past, I took a few days off to reflect and enjoy the beginning of the year with my family and friends. Members of my group blog and I also decided to separate to focus on our individual platforms. While this change allows me to have more time, it suddenly shifted my whole plan for 2018. As much as I’m a fan of...

Essentials for a Blogger Conference or Meetup

Essentials for a Blogger Conference or Meetup

I’ve been to many events and meetups as a host or attendee, but Blogalicious 9 was my first blogger conference ever. I did a lot of research to prepare, but some things still fell through the cracks. It was definitely a learning experience and I can’t wait to use the tools I’ve learned in the coming months. If you’re attending a blogging/ business conference or general meetup anytime soon, here...

Utilizing My Tribe + 6 Reminders From Blogalicious Weekend

Blogalicious Miami Carnival

After almost four years since my first post, I attended my first blogger conference earlier this month. Since I wanted to network more in the lifestyle category for both blogs, I chose to attend Blogalicious Weekend. Blogalicious is an online community and annual conference celebrating the diversity in social media. This year’s theme was to Tribe Up and each session reminded me to utilize the tools I have and people I...

March Favorites 2017

This post is not sponsored but contains some affiliate links Maybe it was because I had vacation the last week, but March literally flew by. The majority of the month was spent organizing at home and my blog, but I still have some work to do. Here are the top three things included in my March favorites. Pink & Berry Lipsticks Spring finally came and I broke out all the...

3 Ways I’m Looking to Grow in 2017

3 Ways I'm Looking to Grow in 2017

I took a break for the past few days to spend time with friends and family, practice self-care and map out how I want this year to go. Last year I set goals and pushed myself to Do Better and it resulted in me becoming [somewhat] more consistent and realizing the value I have on the platforms I’ve created. I decided that my goal for 2017 will be Growth. Grow /ɡrō/ verb to become larger...

3 Signs You NEED a Break

3 Signs You NEED a Break

Even though I promised myself I’d be more consistent, I definitely took a mini break from blogging last month. Since my trip to Greece,  work has made me so busy to the point where I just stopped writing due to lack of time. Scrolling through my Twitter feed a few weeks ago, I saw a flight deal to Puerto Rico and booked tickets for myself and my sister right away. We haven’t been on...

5 Easy Ways To Get Paid As a Blogger – Even With a Small Following

5 Ways To Get Paid As a Blogger

This post is not sponsored but contains some affiliate links Before my own platform, I started blogging back in 2004 on Xanga O_O. I had no clue I was even blogging at the time. I had a few friends on the platform and guess it was the “cool thing” to do as an 18-year old. Fast forward to almost 10 years later, I decided to document my natural hair journey and travels...