BLOGGERLIFE: A life without ‘LIKES’?

Last Friday, the streets were buzzing with news that Instagram was testing a feature that would remove likes from posts. THE HORROR! How are we to know if everyone is lusting over our new sneakers, amazing vacation, cute bae, or bangin’ outfit?

The Top Five platforms (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, and Youtube) all use some sort of ‘like’ system as a way to show engagement from followers. To imagine a world without am IMMEDIATE response to online content is tricky (and almost unheard of). What does this mean for actual blogger-influencers who report those stats to brands? How would we mesure our influence?

Let’s get down to the nitty-gritty. A spokesperson from Instagram said that, they are “Exploring ways to reduce pressure on Instagram . . .” and it, “is something we’re always thinking about.” However, removing likes isn’t happening anytime soon. Instagram is still trying to get rid of FAKE likes and companies who sell non-organic engagement. So, like, put down you torches and pitchforks, calm down, and keep reading. Because, if the option is being discussed, that means changes ARE coming.

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MY LIFE: I did a podcast about Brian McKnight!

Last year, my friend and fellow blogger/digital content creator @WhatsGoodToya (Toya H) said she wanted to do a music podcast. She then told me she wanted me to be her first guest! And then she said you can talk about Jodeci or Brian McKnight! LISTEN! Toya knows the way to my heart! 90’s R&B is MY JAM and Brian McKnight is my favorite singer! Of course I’d be her first guest! I had so much fun!

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MY STYLE: Gonna be a BRIGHTER day!

Oh friends, can you feel the warmth of spring busting through the dreary clouds! It’s gonna be a brighter day! So, when I asked my Instagram followers what trends they’d like to see me rock, everyone responded with MORE COLOR! Oh, and more denim. I guess I’d fallen into a bit of a wardrobe rut. So, took the advice of my fave people and opted for more color in my latest delivery from Jessica London.

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MY STYLE: 5 Facts about Air Max!

Happy #AirMaxDay! If there was any random holiday I adore, I think Air Max Day and Chocolate Chip Cookie Day are my two faves. Air Max day may be my absolute fave because it’s fashion and it’s sneakers! So what is Air Max Day and why is it important to sneaker collectors? Below, i give you FIVE FACTS about Nike Air Max. After reading, I hope you love them as much as I love them!

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Springing Forward with Plus-Size Style

It’s the first day of Spring! I don’t know about you, but I’m excited for the return of patio happy hours, more sunlight, and warm temperature. I’m also excited because I just scored my first national campaign! YAY! Thanks to the team at Jessica London for choosing me (and several other ladies) to be apart of their SPRING Influential Style e-campaign. So, Let’s celebrate spring and style with Jessica London!

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#BLOGGERLIFE: Why do we love Instagram?

The latest Instagram shutdown caused alot of trauma and drama in the social media world. This time, Instagram was barely usable and Facebook was inaccessible by desktop. Remember, Instagram is owned by Facebook. The platforms often piggy-back on each other when it comes to algorithm changes and platform updates. Often times, this leaves Blogger Influencers frustrated and confused. We ask, “why do we love Instagram, anyway?”

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MY LIFE: Handling Race at Work

Many of you know I have a day job and I run my website. I also do freelance digital strategy with my company GLANCE media (more coming). Anyway, as someone who’s been working since I was 14 years old, I’ve had my share of race-related incidents at the workplace. So, for Black History Month, Young bosShe asked me to discuss race relations in the workplace. … Continue reading MY LIFE: Handling Race at Work

#BloggerLife: Content Planning and Consistency can save ya life!

On this weekend’s #Bloggerlifechat (hosted on my instastory, every Saturday – follow me) I discussed the importance of planning your social media/blog content and staying consistent. It’s really important to keep giving the people what they want and doing it on a consistent basis. And, since it’s the beginning of the month, it’s a perfect time to plan your content for the month. Publishing content for the sake of publishing content is useless – but publishing with a purpose is the key to success and sanity.

Below, are some notes from Saturday’s chat. Do you plan your content every month? Has it helped you? Let’s discuss!

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