At Home Photoshoots: Creating Compelling Content during Quarantine

Writing a post about setting up at home photoshoots feels frivolous, if I’m being honest. The world feels like it’s practically stopped spinning and here I am giving you advice on taking pretty pictures.  But here’s the thing: I think it’s important to shift your focus away from the bad. In therapy I’ve learned the one thing you can always control is your reactions to what you can’t control. And right now, I can’t control this scary pandemic or the fact that I need to shelter at home. But I can make the most of it and get my creative…

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The Habit You Should Break to Be a Better Blogger

I’ve been a blogger for over three years and I’ve seen the industry shift and transform over and over again. Blogging is the best thing I’ve ever stumbled into, and I’ve had the incredible opportunity to help so many other bloggers during their journeys, too. In the last three years I’ve seen bloggers stumble into the same traps over and over again, and there is one that stands out more than anything else: Worrying too much with what everyone else is doing. With the exception of writing this post, I have one main philosophy when it comes to blogging: stay in…

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The Blogger’s Guide to Working With Brands in 2019

Established bloggers make it look easy. They are bouncing emails back and forth with 10 different companies who are dying to work with them all while sipping an #InstaWorthy matcha latte and admiring their perfect gel manicure. A lot of bloggers are lost, though, when it comes to working with brands. They see other people doing paid collabs with brands that they could only dream of, but figuring out how to land those collaborations, how much to charge, and how to build a positive relationship with brands is where things get tricky. Luckily for you, I’ve been doing brand collaborations…

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Let Me (Re)Introduce Myself

Hey there! It’s been a while, but I’m back. It was never my intention to disappear from the blogging world the way I did, and I even tried to jump back in a few times, but it was never the right time. I’ve spent the past month and a half preparing for my reemergence into blogging, so this time it’s for real (promise!) Before I get any further: let me clarify why I left the blogging world. There is no dramatic excuses or crazy answers, but I was simply burnt out. I’ve been blogging for almost five years now, and…

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Shifting from Blogger to Creator: My Plans for 2018

It’s no secret that I love what I do as a blogger. It’s not an exaggeration to say that blogging changed my life and opened seemingly impossible doors for me, and it’s something I see myself doing for as long as I live. What I’ve realized, though, is that even more than blogging, what I love to do is creating. My blog has given me the platform to do so, and the confidence to put my work out into the world. Blogging will always have a special place in my heart, but in 2018 I have my sights set on some…

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