Sunday, October 11, 2020

Fall Things To Do🍂🍁✨

Hey guys I am back and I am better. 

I will definitely be publishing a post letting you guys know where I've been. I've been getting tons of emails asking when will I start back blogging and here I am!

I've decided to bring things back a little spicy this time. 

In this post, I will be sharing things that you can do during the fall.

1. Go pumpkin picking.

I know everyone put this on their list but honestly, this is so fun to do. Plus as a bonus, you can take aesthetically pleasing photos and boomerangs,

2. Redecorate your house/apartment with fall decor.

3. Try fall colored hair.

I tried a brownish color and I loooooove it! Btw, this is my first time trying color and it turned out amazing. At first, it was way too bright and I didn't like it so, my friend put some brown rinse on it and it was perfect!

4. Host a family football game.

5. Have a fall-themed photo shoot.

I was thinking of doing my own photoshoot. One idea I had was to go stand in between some tries that have changed colors dressed up in my jumpsuit while wearing my rollerskates. That's definitely a vibe.

6. Go on a picnic date,

7. Carve pumpkins.

8. Make hot chocolate.

I love stirring white chocolate chips into mines. It's really good... try it out!

9. Do a fall Instagram theme.

10. Explore your city/town with your friends.

We often get caught up being cooped up in the house and on our phones. You'll never know what new places you like that you find. This also gives you a chance to take pictures & videos for your feed.

11. Make Halloween cookies.

12. Go on a hayride.

13. Make smores.

14. Have a self-care day.

Since it's getting cold outside, I feel like self-care is very important. It has always been vital, however, with it being cold, your skin is more prone to becoming dry or cracked, etc. So please, have more self-care days.

15. Update your fall wardrobe.

 16. Take Drives.

Drives are so therapeutic. 

17. Visit a corn maze.

18. Go horseback riding.

19. Make a fall-inspired Pinterest board.

20. Costume party/ Zoom Costume Party. 

I recommend a small costume party with a few friends or family members to be on the safe side or, if you want to be 100% safe, you could host a Zoom costume party.

21. Game Night.

22. Eat fall-flavored bakery foods.

Donuts are my favorite, so I definitely will be partaking in these festivities. In the picture above, I just got a Pumpkin cream cheese muffin from Starbucks. Not gonna lie, I'm obsessed!

23. Buy tons of fuzzy socks.

Get into the cozy vibe!

24. Go thrifting!

Photo by Alisa Anton on Unsplash

25. Build a fort/ reading corner.

You can do this by setting down a blanket, add some pillows, light some candles.

26. Make a pumpkin spice latte or buy one from Starbucks.

I get my Pumpkin Spice Latte from Starbucks and I added cinnamon dolce topping and 4 pumps of cinnamon dolce syrup. Technically, I would add more pumps of the syrup, however, this was my first time trying one of these so I didn't want to overdo it. 

27. Make a Halloween costume.

28. DIY your own fall scented candle!

29. Make caramel apples!

Photo by Dave Lastovskiy on Unsplash

30. Host a backyard/ pre-thanksgiving dinner party!

A dinner party is so much fun! With that being said, I think a pre-thanksgiving dinner would be cool. Pretty much, it's a dinner party where you cook a big dinner like Thanksgiving but it doesn't have to include thanksgiving foods. Enjoy this with your family and friends.

31. Go to the farmers market!

Something about the farmers market just gives such a fall vibe.

32. Bring the flannels out!

Honestly, flannels are a great way to add spice to your outfit.

33. Make s'mores.

34. Soup/Chili night!

Warm foods tend to give that cozy feeling.

35. Buy oversized sweatshirts & hoodies.

36. Harry Potter Movie marathon.

37. Disney Channel Halloween movie marathon.

Photo by Mark Tegethoff on Unsplash

38. Have a bonfire.

39. Knit a chunky blanket.

40. Do some affordable DIY fall decor.

Look on YouTube for some ideas.

41. Make a fall wallpaper for your phone or computer.

I did this and it really makes me get into the fall vibe. I also made a regular wallpaper. They're so fun to do. All I did was add a bunch of pictures that reminded me of fall and made them into a collage. All the pictures above are the wallpapers I made for myself and others.


Friday, June 12, 2020

First Impressions Online: Rock Their World In An Instant

We connect online. 

People seek convenient and practical solutions all the time, so it makes sense that you would make your first impression online. Whether you are applying for a job, reaching out to boost your side hustle business, or supporting your local community, your online presence is going to act as the first point of contact. 
Did you know that more and more employers never get to meet their remote team face-to-face? The whole interaction and interview steps happen online, which means that making a positive impression in a few pixels has become a significant skill to own. Unfortunately, moving your first impression online means that you need to be quick and effective to attract people’s attention. The typical attention span online is under 8 seconds. How do you capture someone’s attention and build a positive image in such a short time? 

Build a professional blog presence

It could seem counterproductive to create a blog when there are already 500 million active blogs around. Besides, you might think that you can’t create content that people can digest in under 8 seconds. True enough, however, your blog can still become a positive online presence for the following reasons: 
A blog is a space where you can connect to your audience and share specialist content. Whether you’re applying for a job or launching your beauty salon, your blog gives you a voice that your audience will discover. While not everyone may want to read your blog, it doesn’t mean it has no effect. On the contrary, keeping a professional-looking blog shows dedication to your passion. Let’s say you apply for a role as a marketing consultant, and you have a blog that discusses the latest Google algorithms. Your future employer may not be interested in knowing the details of each algorithm, but your blog will demark your profile from other résumés. 

Have a profile photo that says it all

A picture is worth a thousand words. Your profile picture, especially, needs to do all the talking for you. Therefore, when choosing a photo to illustrate your online profile, whether it is social media, LinkedIn, or your bio bit on the blog, the picture needs to meet your audience’s expectations. Working with a professional headshot photographer typically costs around $200 to $400, but it can make a massive difference to the quality of the image and the message it conveys. Ideally, you want a photo that is up-to-date and reflects your current appearance. You also want an eyecatcher, such as wearing those trendy glasses everyone is talking about or a fresh hairstyle that frames your face to perfection. The bottom line: You want to look your best because you’re representing your personal brand. 

To smile or not to smile?

That is the eternal question! A lot of professionals have embraced a more relaxed attitude towards photo shooting. You are more likely to see team photos on business sites that showcase the team smiling or in more natural poses, such as sitting at their desks. What is the best choice for your profile? To answer this tricky question, you need to figure out what your audience may read in your smile. For instance, communication roles in marketing agencies will enhance smiling faces as it highlights the fun and relaxed atmosphere in the workplace. On the other hand, a solicitor will need to keep a relatively straight face, as clients expect an official photoshoot. 

What does Twitter say about you?

Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram are the top favorite social media platforms that people check before they choose to get in touch with you, for professional or personal reasons. LinkedIn also plays a significant role, but only if you’re trying to move your career forward. Most people will not linger on your social media profile or read your posts. They only want a glimpse of who you are online. In short, you only have a few seconds to make a positive impression. What does it mean? It means that you have to get things looking and feeling right from the start. Think about your profile picture, for instance. Is it the optimal size? Facebook profile pictures need to be 170 x 170 pixels.

On the other hand, if you need a Twitter header, you’ll work with 1,500 x 500 pixels images. If you’re using social media to promote your personal brand, you should use the same image on every platform, but make sure it is resized accordingly. Go through old posts and photos to systematically untag yourself from content that is inappropriate or poor quality. 

Personal life content: How valuable can you make it look?

Social media is a place to share your opinions and your content. As tempting as it might be to write your internal monolog as it happens, you should think twice before posting. Ask yourself: Is this post relevant to my audience? There’s nothing wrong with sharing content that might be less popular than others. But you have to be careful about what it could say about yourself. If you’re having a bad day, for instance, it’s best to stay away from social media. A status update that contains expletives or angry feelings could backfire. A beautiful selfie may be cute, but does it have a place in your social media feeds? Always make sure that the content you share is appropriate and relevant.

Wear colors and embrace their positivity

Ah, a world of colors! Colors psychologists are keen to share how colors affect our moods and perceptions. Choosing the right color for your brand, and your photo could go a long way. Red, for instance, is a popular choice to excite and drive people to act quickly. However, it could have adverse effects on your audience if you overuse it. Green explores your ties to nature, fertility, and prosperity, which is why it’s a fantastic color for businesses linked to the natural world. Blue, on the other hand, means peace, stability, and imagination. However, be aware that many brands also use blue, which makes it hard to stand out. 

Be yourself

You wouldn’t think of lying on your CV. The same principle applies to your picture. As tempting as filters and photoshopping can be, stay away from any tool that could distort reality. You can use some filters to the photo before uploading it to enhance light, contrasts, or overall improve its quality. However, your audience wants to see the real you, which is why there is no need to filter your unique features out. Smoothing out your skin or changing your eye color will only send the wrong message about you. 

Create valuable long-form content

Long-form content is an article or a whitepaper that counts at least 1,000 words. Why would you need to produce long content pieces when the general attention span is less than 8 seconds? Because most people decide in a few seconds whether or not they trust your online presence. While they may not dive directly into your content, they will register its existence. Therefore, creating long pieces will position you as an expert. As a rule of thumb, long posts allow you to dive deeper into a complex subject, which makes it a great choice to explore detailed information and data. While you should only produce long pieces, they can be useful in assessing your area of expertise. 

Building a positive and compelling first impression online can be tricky. The rules of the first impressions vary online. People judge your worth on a handful of pixels, whether you use visual or written content. Therefore, you have to be smart about your choices: What you wear, whether you smile or not, what you write, and how you hold people’s attention with content creation. 

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

How to Turn Your Blog Into a Professional Business

There are an estimated 500 million blogs in existence. As an increasingly popular medium for creating and sharing content, the demand for blogs isn’t going anywhere. There are dedicated blogs in every niche, and bloggers are continuously seeking to expand their audience reach.

Blogs are not only a lifestyle or social commentary platform; they are now an essential aspect of any business’s digital strategy. Companies who run a blog get 97% more links to their websites than companies who don’t. Blogging itself is now a viable business.

Whether you run a personal blog for fun, or you wish to start one as a business venture, there is potential to earn significant revenue. Here are seven tips for turning your blog into a professional business.

Photo by Pixabay from Pexels.
  1. Find your niche.

To become successful and to contribute value to your audience, you must be able to solve a problem or an issue. A practical method of doing this is to establish a niche or a theme for your blog. This gives it consistency and readability, which makes your blog useful and authoritative.
Finding a niche also gives the content creator a more precise focus and perspective for their work.

  1. Know your audience.

To draw in traffic and solve particular issues effectively, you must first define your audience. Knowing your audience and what they are searching for online gives you the data you need to create your content. 
Do keyword research and create SEO based content to drive organic traffic to your site.
Sites such as, provide excellent free tools for keyword research and SEO based marketing.

  1. Create content using excellent writing.

Quality copywriting is the key to great content. It’s a common misconception that keywords and enticing headlines are all that are needed to draw large audiences to your webpage. Google algorithms have evolved beyond this point and now favor authoritative sites with quality content. 

  1. Treat your blog as a business.

If you want to leap from small-time blog to professional business, take actions that reflect this. Such measures may include:
  • Buying an official domain.
  • Keeping official accounts.
  • Creating a business plan and marketing strategy.
  • Maintaining an annual budget.

There are useful tools available to help an individual with a professional approach. Websites like, provide business document templates, making this process much more manageable.

  1. Utilize social media.

Using social media as a support aid is an essential step in creating a successful professional blog. Social channels provide access to a wide range of people who can be easily referred to your site. 

  1. Create an online store.

Adding a store to your blog site forces you to take a professional approach. It can raise your revenue significantly, increasing the potential of your website from a professional standpoint. 

  1. Consistency.

You are likely to experience setbacks and even failures along the way. However, these mustn’t derail your business. Stay consistent, work hard, and follow your plan. Sticking to the strategy consistently is key to getting through any tough times and establishing yourself as a professional business.