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.
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!
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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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?”
Y’all know I love a random internet holiday! So, I was excited to see it was National Dress Day on March 6th! I mean, you don’t have to give me a reason to wear a dress – I love dresses. Below, I’m posting some of my fave dress-looks today PLUS shopping links (just click the pic)! Cuz you know, I like to help. this post … Continue reading MY STYLE: National Dress Day
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
Shout out to this Tennessee weather! One day it’s warm next day it’s artic, and in-between it’s raining! LOL! Dressing well for the in-between season is always a conundrum. So, I teamed up with Jessica London to show you some ideas for dressing well in-between seasons. Continue reading “MY STYLE: Dressing well in-between seasons”
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!
This week has been one of the coldest in recorded history. It’s hard to fathom that spring is around the corner. If you are like me, when I shop, i want to wear my clothes immediately. I hate waiting. But, we all know it makes no sense to look like a whole fool wearing out-of season fashions. Unless, you get creative!
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Oh did you hear? I got a new job! And it’s at my alma-mater, Tennessee State University. I’m so excited to return to the place that set my foundation. But, with any new endeavor, I’m always thinking about my style. I’m always ready to change it up to give myself a new VIBE!
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Shout out to the team at Jessica London for sponsoring my ‘back to work’ look! My previous job was in the non-profit world – very laid back and very casual. Seriously, if I wore heels to work, it was a big deal. Now, don’t get me wrong, I LOVE some casual looks. But I love being able to add a bit of flare too. Now, working at college, I feel the need to step up my game. Students come to me for guidance and I hope I can stylishly lead them.