Life Style Blogs: They are basically Pinterest

Cara Loren:

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Cara is a life style blogger, owns her own clothing line, mom and wife. She has 858K followers on Instagram, 77,237 followers on Pinterest, 51,620 subscriber on YouTube and 27,207 likes on Facebook.

Cara posts about fashion, beauty, fitness and lifestyle. Also, she posts the cutest and eye appealing photos that make you wish you were her. One thing I really like, is the variety of content. Being a bigger person, I can’t wear the same clothes as her but I can follow her fitness tips and recipes. I also, really enjoy the beauty posts and YouTube tutorials.

 

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Amber runs Barefoot Blonde. And I am obsessed with her. She just recently visited Vermont and wrote a blog post about it! You can check it out here. One thing I like about Amber is that she has a section in her blog called ‘contributors’. This is where she features other bloggers post that is specifically for her site.

Amber has 1.3 million followers on Instagram, 29,679 likes on Facebook, 232,567 subscribers on YouTube and 33,200 followers of Twitter. She attracts her fans by fashion, hair, her family and their travels around the world.

I follow Amber because she is literally my Pinterest board. I really love her style and find it similar to mine. She also gives great advice to mother’s out there.

 

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Based out of London, Callie is a plus size fashion blogger, but what makes her unique it her ‘Confidence Corner’ she has on her blog. She has this section in her blog to help people boost their confidence no matter the size. I have been following her since she got engaged. I was able to relate to her on many ways of being a plus size bride.

Callie has 200K followers on Instagram and 2,358 subscribers. She mainly uses her Instagram to promote her blog. On Callie’s blog, it is easy to shop her looks and helps me discover new brands.

 

Why these three are my go to.

I follow these three ladies because of the way they approach themselves. They aren’t pushy. They want people to relate to them and don’t over use hash tags either. They also are very engaged with their fan base. These ladies are real and are very vulnerable. Not to mention, they are the real life version of Pinterest.

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Life Style Blogs: They are basically Pinterest

You Might Be In a Secret Relationship With Your Dealer.

When I say dealer, I mean businesses that send you emails daily. You probably read them, you may get inspired by some and could potentially look forward to the next one. Coupons. Amazing, aren’t they? Unless, you talk to my fiancé, he may say something along the lines of me being a shopaholic but I consider it being smart and saving money.

This is where businesses strive. This is called Email Marketing. Email marketing is when a business promotes products and/or services. It helps develops relationships with it’s consumers and potential consumers. Think about it this way, remember when you got a coupon and an advertisement from your favorite store promoting a sale? Well instead of doing that through a stamp, they do it through a computer.

To see how well email marketing is, I asked three friends two questions.

Q. What makes emails interesting and worth your time to open and read? Do you ever take any action as a result of the emails?

A. Anne: I look forward to my Kohl’s rewards that come every month. And the savings I get when I watch for special sales on stuff. Sometimes I will get coupons from Pick n’ Save that give me a deal on my favorite yogurt. Kinda scary but kinda awesome. I definitely take my time going through emails and even categorize them.

Jesse: I think they are a waste of time and just delete them.

LZ: I don’t really open my emails. I have over 2,000 in my inbox. When I go shopping, I will search for coupons in my inbox but other that that, I don’t pay attention to them.

Email Marketing is Relevant

And probably will be for a while. It may even be more prominent then social media. While social media is great, email marketing is more direct while a post on social media could be missed by some. According to Hostpapa, 94% of Internet users use email, while only 61% use social media. That is a huge difference.

CAN-SPAM And No It’s Not That Meat In A Can

Basically, it is a law where businesses have to figure out if their email that they are sending is considered a legal communication or an illegal piece of unsolicited spam. If businesses are like, eh, YOLO, and send unsolicited spam and get caught, they have to pay some hefty fines and get penalized. Obviously, we can all think of emails that we feel are unsolicited.

Businesses have to make sure that they really are who they are saying they are. They can’t lie in the subject line, they have to inform you that it is an advertisement, you have to let people unsubscribe from the emails and make sure to take them off when they want off. There is a lot of rules but it’s honestly a good thing because who knows how many actual unsolicited emails we would get. For more information, visit the FTC.

You Might Be In a Secret Relationship With Your Dealer.

16 Things To Do on a Stressful Day

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We all have our fair share of bad days. I mean, being in college is stressful by itself. For the past four years I have been able to collect a list full of things to do when I am feeling sad or stressed out that have totally helped me turn my day around. Also, I just wanted to add friendly reminders that you should do the things you love. Remember, it’s okay to treat yo’self! So, here is the list of 16 things I do to help me on a bad day:

  1. Happy Hour. It literally has the word happy in it. Grab some of your pals and hit the bars.
  2. Sing your heart out. Make sure to channel your inner Beyoncé. Dancing makes it better, too.
  3. Ice cream. My fiancé is really good at telling when I am stressed. He will go and buy me ice cream, every time. My go to: Ben & Jerry’s Chocolate Therapy.
  4. Go for a run. Because “endorphins make you happy. And happy people just don’t shoot their husbands… They just don’t.” – Elle Woods
  5. Eat food that makes you happy. This kind of goes with number three but sometimes tacos make you happy.
  6. Talk. Sometimes we just need to vent and get what is off our chest.
  7. Watch a movie by yourself. Indulge in popcorn, M&M’s and a movie of your choice!
  8. Make a list all of the things you need to get done. Then cross off the things that can wait the next day.
  9. Smile. It takes 43 muscles to frown but only takes 17 muscles to smile.
  10. Nap. Best way to hide from things for an hour or two.
  11. Bath time. Don’t forget the bath bomb and wine.
  12. Cuddle a dog (or cat). If you don’t have one, Green Bay has a couple animal shelters where the animals could use some love.
  13. Unplug. Believe it or not, it’s good to step away from social media and text messages. Your phone won’t help you de-stress.
  14. Book a trip. It could be small or big. Planning something gives you something to look forward to. I ran away from school for a week my freshmen year, and I’m glad I did it!
  15. Shopping. Retail therapy can definitely cure the blues.
  16. Cook a meal. Unless you can’t cook, go out to eat.
16 Things To Do on a Stressful Day