• 7 Ways To Step Up Your Social Media Game

    Want to get more followers and engagements on social media? Here are a few tricks that will help your account to build up the buzz it deserves. Have a clear brand People like to follow social media users that have a clear theme and identity. If you’ve got an Instagram account and you’re posting photos of everything from pets to travel snaps to pictures of your meals, you’re not going to gain many reliable followers as there’s nothing that stands out about your social media account. Treat it like a brand and you could start to get more interest. Keep it fun The majority of social media users are looking…

  • December Blog Challenge day 1: What’s in a name?

    Welcome to the first day of December’s blog challenge. With the year coming to a close it’s nice to take a moment and share some new and maybe not so new ideas, reviews, and my favorites of the past year. Today’s topic, the meaning behind my blog name is very interesting considering that I just changed the name not too long ago. Needless to say, there is a reason behind almost everything we do in life, blog names are no different. Back in 2010 when I started this blog, I was doing things a little differently. I was traveling a lot and not really focusing on being a lifestyle blog,…

  • A change will do you good

    and yes I am singing that Cheryl Crow song…. Anyways–in case you didn’t notice, we got ourselves a little makeover. Not too much besides the name/domain has changed..still needing someone to create a new logo for me, but that can wait. So changing the name has actually been a work in progress. I thought of the new name last summer, registered it but then just did nothing with it. Until the other day when I was reading Heart and Moxie about rebranding and I decided to finally get off my ass and fix it! I’ve loved this new site name for quite some time and the change over wasn’t terrible. I…

  • 5 ways to make the most out of Instagram

    Instagram might be my favorite social media app. I love everything about it and then some! When you are using it for fun, a lot of the geeky stuff doesn’t really apply to you, but if you are using it for blogging purposes there may be stuff that you are missing. I came across this topic and thought it might be great to share some of the uses that I get out of Instagram. 5 ways to make the most out of Instagram: 1. Make friends This may sound a little silly but it’s more than just following people. When you do follow someone, take a moment to look through…