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...

Photo Funday with Friends

Photo Funday with Friends

For the past few weeks after church, I’ve been doing impromptu photo shoots with my friends NaysVoice and Kez B. We all had our different reasons for taking pictures; outfit of the day, stock photos for our blog and/or social media platforms, or in my case, to stop being so awkward in front of the camera. Besides selfies or group photos, I barely take any pictures of myself because I...

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...

Year 30: 2016 Goals

Year 30 2016 Goals

I’m turning 30 years old this spring, so I’ve been calling 2016 ‘Year 30’. 2015 was great, but I definitely want to make this year better. I’ve been living on my own for over four years, but there’s something about turning thirty to me that says “you’re a real adult now”. In addition to trying to tackle the rest of the items in my 30 before 30 list, here are...

How I Manage Multiple Blogs When Working Full Time

How I Manage Multiple Blogs When Working Full Time

Happy 2016! If you didn’t know by now, I write on two platforms. I’ve been blogging on my own since 2013 and in the end of summer 2014, two friends and I launched Type 4 Naturals to document our natural hair journey and connect with women in the natural hair community interested in fitness, beauty, family, business, and technology. Even though most tasks on my secondary platform are distributed among three...