Instagram Woes: Algorithms, Shadow Banning, Bad Hashtags

Sigh. I hesitated to even write a blog post about Instagram shenanigans. I firmly believe that aside from it being a social media platform; if you’re a blogger or digital influencer, Instagram should really only be a tool for marketing and not your sole bread and butter. The problem is, a lot of self proclaimed…

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Dear New Blogger – An Open Letter

Dear New Blogger, So glad you found your way to this letter, it’s a pleasure to be speaking with you. I hope you make yourself comfortable and learn a little something while you’re here. It’s important to introduce myself if this is your first time here. My name is AP and I am a blogger…

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Blogger Chronicles: How to Pitch a Collab

So you wanna pitch? Here you are, this fabulous blogger, with a million good ideas, angles that envy Beyonce and content that is great if you do say so yourself. You want to expand your content but your lacking one thing: sponsorship. You start to think about all the brands you could do great work…

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All Bloggers Are Not Created Equal

If you’ve made it past the title and you’re still reading- congratulations you’re a real one! By now I’m sure you’re wondering why this is even a topic to begin with. Well, my explanation should clear that up real soon. Social Media. Yep, that two-word phrase that can drive a sane person straight into anxiety…

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TCF Style Expo is Back: 5 Reasons You Should Attend

Hello beautiful people! If you’ve followed me long enough, then you know I come to this space of mine to be honest. So when I tell you I’m super excited about The Curvy Fashionista Style Expo (TCF Style Expo) this year; you KNOW I really mean it! What is TCF Style Expo? That’s a question…

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Lorenza James by Elle Dove SS Collection 2018: Behind the Scenes

Heeeeey A-Team! How was your weekend? Mine was pretty regular smegular with one small exception! Yes that’s right, this past weekend I got to be a model for a day with hair and makeup included! Here’s the finished look; she kept our faces minimal which is ok with me. Lashes are the Mermaid Style from…

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Recap: Simply Curvee Presents: Cupcakes & Conversation-Finding Purpose in Your Passion

In July at The Curvy Fashionista’s Style Expo, I had the opportunity to meet and connect with some awesome fellow bloggers. Among those bloggers was the sweet Ashley Wall of Simply Curvee.Β  What stood out most to me at the time of our meeting was her down to earth demeanor despite having a pretty large…

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Blogger Lessons: Stay True to YOU

Here it is only 6 days into 2018 and I already have something on my mind that I need to put into words. And that’s ok because that’s what I’ve been doing the entire time I’ve had a blogging career. I do a lot of thinking; hard to believe sometimes since I have so much…

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What I’ve Learned: 2017 In Review

I haven’t done a year in review since the close of 2014. A LOT has changed since then and it’s the only reason I’m going to write one for this year. So where do I begin? Well, I started my year off with a bang when I discovered that I had a goiter growing and…

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