Your Blog is your Visual Resume

I recently posted about why I treat my blog like a job. First, let me say – I’m not claiming to know it all, I don’t think any of us know everything there is to know about blogging. There are some things I know about blogging that I feel very confident about though. I think as bloggers we need to remember that our blogs are a reflection of who we are as individuals. If you have a goal of working with brands and other bloggers there are some points to remember. Here are my thoughts and tips. My blog is…

Why I Treat My Blog like a Job

I have several blog goals, rules, and motivators. Remember the other day when I said I wanted to be more real (post here)? Here goes, I may have all these blog goals, but sometimes, more often than I want to admit. I get sick of blogging. Sick and tired of blogging. Like break, my fingers please sick of blogging. Hey, told you I was going to be more open with you. You may be thinking – If you’re sick of it – quit. True, not going to argue with you on that one. I could quit. Easy peasy throw the…

Just Stop and Slow Down

I love to be busy. By busy, I mean I love to meet deadline after deadline, work on weekends, plan, and create nonstop. I’m a thinker and a do’er. I don’t like to sit idle when I could be doing something productive. I’ve got ideas, plans, goals, vision, and determination like no other. I like to get stuff done. I love the rush to the finish line just to turn around and start the race again. Real talk, I have a hard time watching TV or relaxing because I have so many things I want to do. For me, it’s…

Blog Life & Real Talk

Ain’t that Same Old Been Done Kind. Yup, these are lyrics from one of my favorite Eric Church songs. The lyrics came to mind while I was thinking about how to summarize my thoughts for this post. Basically, my thoughts are about blogging and what it means to me on a personal level. Just that, what blogging means to me as an individual and what kind of blog I want. If any of this sounds rude then please forgive me because I’m not being rude, just honest. I’ve learned so much since I started blogging. Some of my original thoughts…

How to Start a WordPress.org Blog

A pretty frequent conversation I have is about why I blog and how to start a blog. Whenever I talk to another woman about blogging I encourage them to blog! Blogging is an excellent way to connect with other creatives and express yourself. Everyone I talk with is always nervous about how to setup their blog. No need to be nervous! Setting up a blog isn’t really that hard at all. I’ve put together a quick and easy FAQ to get your WordPress.org blog setup! If you have questions, please email me. I’d love to help! Should I use WordPress…

The Benefits of Blogging

What are the benefits of blogging? Is there a benefit to blogging? Definitely! What that benefit is will vary from blogger to blogger. For me, the benefit is personal. I can’t say I started blogging because I’m extremely passionate about fashion or style. I enjoy fashion and style, but the two topics aren’t my main motivators. I started blogging for two basic foundation reasons. I enjoy writing about various topics including fashion and style I want to push my personal comfort zones through expressing my life experiences A love of Writing I love writing in general, I’ve had a love…

What Does it Mean to be an Influencer?

One of the things I’ve enjoyed most about blogging is how much I’ve learned along the way. I have an ongoing interest in social media from a business perspective. I’m fascinated with the power of social media and branding. Blogging has opened my mind and expanded my knowledge base in the areas of social media and branding tremendously. Blogging is not superficial, though it often has that reputation. There are many areas of social media and branding I could passionately write about but for the sake of length, I’m picking one. I’m discussing what it means to be anĀ  –…

Pushing through creative lows

Hey Hey! If you’ve been following me for a bit you probably have caught on that I love a good motivational post. I have this vision in my mind that somewhere out there someone is like – Dang, that woman just talked straight to my heart. At least that is what I hope! Truth be told, someone may be saying – Dang, that woman is annoying. You hush it and read on. For this post, I want to talk about the importance of pushing through creative slumps and the tips I take to get over the creative blues. I don’t…

Tips for when you feel like giving up on your goals

5 Tips for when you feel like giving up on your goals For me, motivation is as important as water. Why? Because I love to dream, plan, build, and reach my goals. It takes a ton of mental power to reach goals. The body needs food and water to function. Motivation is the food and water so to speak of reaching goals. Today, I’ve put together tips for when you feel like giving up on your goals. Don’t compare yourself to others I struggle with this one, not going to lie. I think human nature plays a part in comparing…

Set Your Goals

This week we’re talking about setting goals. You may be thinking, Regina, I already set goals. Well, I’m not talking about basic goals. I’m talking about goals that are about you. What do you want to accomplish? What are your big goals? The keyword here is – YOU. Ask yourself, what do I want to accomplish? Then, make those goals come to life by writing them down. I challenge you this week to decide what your personal goals are. The goals that define who and what you are as well as who and what you want to be (that was…

Handling Creative Burnout

Welcome back to Motivation Monday. This week we’re talking about creative burnout. I think it’s safe to say we all go through a slump from time to time. The slump can be personal, professional, or even both. Lately, I’ve been in a bit of a personal slump though I’m busting at the seams with creativity. Are there any Grey’s Anatomy fans out there reading? Do your remember when Mark lived through the plane crash but the “surge” took him out? Yeah, I kind of feel like Mark. I was surging creatively but I was still in a slump. I didn’t…

Let’s Get Creative!

So remember when I claimed Motivational Monday as my thing (though clearly it’s not)? Well, I’m back with more motivation for your Monday. It’s time to get creative. This post is for the individual who has been tossing around the idea of starting a blog or a YouTube Channel. Do it! It’s time. don’t waste another day daydreaming or being indecisive. Today is the day to get started. Now you may be thinking a whole negative fueled internal dialogue about why you aren’t ready or you can’t begin. I’m telling you to toss that negativity out. Pick a place to…

Let’s Talk Blogging

I decided I’m making Motivation Monday a thing. Maybe it’s already a thing but whatever it’s now my thing. Monday has a bad rap and I need to work my way out of what I l like to call – The Monday Blues. And I’ve had the Monday Blues today. Man oh, man what a rough couple of days I’ve had. Well, a fun but rough couple of days. We recently moved and unpacked in a total of seven days. Nonstop cleaning, unpacking, house drama, and torn cuticles. Seriously, though, my hands are scary looking. In fact, my cuticles are…

Make Your Own Path

2016 has been all about motivating myself. It is easy to let the world get you down. I know I’m guilty of a bad mood or two (200, who’s counting). in 2016, I decided that motivating myself meant I was going to push my blogging, compile my poetry, and document my spiritual journey. these things are all areas that make me happy. In 2016, I’m making my own path while learning to take one day at a time. I’m also being as motivated as possible in spite of the daily life circumstances that can drag me down. It’shard to not…

New Year and New Ideas

I’ve said before that I struggle to keep focus on my projects when I hit a creative roadblock. I’ve been in a creative slump with the blog for awhile now mainly because I have many creative ideas in my mind. For a long time, I’ve wanted to start a style blog due to my love of vintage style, good deals, and thrifting. I’m a former boutique owner and I have a love for the business side of style. The issue in my mind is I still have a deep desire to share my life experiences as well. The thought of…