Blog Anniversary: 4 Lessons in 5 Years

My blog anniversary just passed on December 5th. I celebrated 5 years of www.apyoungblog.com running. Can I just say what an amazing feeling that is? For those who aren’t bloggers and have no vested interest in blogs; this probably isn’t for you. However, if you’re a blogger you know the ups and downs that go…

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Body Diversity Is Not About Condoning a Lifestyle

If there’s one thing I encounter daily on my social media, it’s the accusation that my existing in a fat body means I condone an unhealthy lifestyle. God forbid I’m not lamenting on how ugly I am, how dissatisfied I am with my looks and oooh how much better my life would be if I…

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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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Blogger Chronicles: 5 Essential Tips to Blogging

Happy Weekend ya’ll! I’m so grateful to have made it through another work week unscathed. These days I find myself being ultra thankful for the little things. Dealing with the physical issues I am has me putting a whole new spin on life. But that’s not what I’m here for today folks! If you’ve read…

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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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Blogger Lessons: What Are You Blogging For?

As April 30th fast approaches, it will be the 1 year anniversary of me launching the plus size fashion portion of my blog. I stumbled out the gate awkwardly but along this journey I’ve had a great time figuring out how my love of fashion fit in with my love of being a mother, a…

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