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    Why I Left Engagement Groups/Pods

    I’ve been promising this post for weeks now so I’m finally writing it up and posting it. I’m going to try to not make it too lengthy, so here goes! As you can tell from the title of this post, I used to belong to a few engagement groups or pods. If you are unfamiliar with what those are let me give a brief explanation. Engagement pods are groups (some with a few dozen people to ones with hundreds of people) that usually have similar interests on social media such as posting primarily lifestyle or fashion or travel etc. Since Instagram changed (and continues to mess with) the algorithm, a…

  • Entertainment,  Life,  Technology

    Ways To Make Your Blog Content More Exciting

    It’s easy to feel stuck in a rut with your blog. With so many other great blogs out there, it’s normal to feel pressure to come up with great content and make your blog stand out. Your blog should be your creative outlet, and by looking for ways to jazz up your content and make it stand out, you can fall back in love with content creation and really make a go of your blog. Image Credit: Unsplash under Creative Commons Check out some of the ways to make your blog content more exciting and take your blog to the next level. Host a Q&A Finding ideas for content isn’t…

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    Teaching & Blogging

    As many of you already know my full-time profession is that of a high school English teacher. And I believe I’ve mentioned it on here before, but if I haven’t I’m sure you could guess that if I could make blogging my full-time career I would in a heartbeat. Seriously. I’m incredibly grateful for the strides I’ve made in this blogging profession thus far, but I’m nowhere near being able to quit my day job and pursue this full-time. I might never get to that point, but one can dream right? In the meantime, I work full time and blog on the side. I may not be making a salary…

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    One Lovely Blog Award

    I’m so happy and appreciative to have been nominated for the One Lovely Blog Award by Katie from katiethiesen.com. You may remember her from our $20 makeup challenge collaboration from back in September. It’s always a wonderful feeling to be given a shout-out or some sort of acknowledgement from fellow bloggers so I want to thank Katie for thinking of me! The rules are as follows: Thank the person who nominated you and include a link to their blog. List the rules and display the award. Add seven facts about yourself. Nominate 15 bloggers and comment on a post of theirs to let them know they’ve been nominated. My 7 Facts: Throughout…

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    3 Quotes in 3 Days: Day 1

    Happy Friday! Tezzy from The Tezzy Files nominated me for the 3 Quotes in 3 Days challenge. If you haven’t visited her blog before, you should definitely check it out. She writes so many incredible restaurant reviews that always have me drooling and wanting to hop a plane to Dubai right away! The quote I chose for Day 1 is from one of my all-time favorite books To Kill a Mockingbird. I love this quote said by Attitcus Finch to his children about courage. Courage isn’t about having a gun in your hand or having more physical force than someone else, but to know that you’re “licked before you begin but you…

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    1 Year

    Believe it or not, because I’m having a hard time doing so, it’s been 1 year since my very first post here on Life According to Jamie! Time to celebrate! Where has the time gone? 1 year ago I took the plunge and wrote my first post after thinking about starting a blog for the longest time. The first time I hit that “publish” button, I had no idea what to expect. Would anyone like what I have to say? Would anyone even visit/read my blog? I was happily surprised that not only do people read my posts, but the people and blogging buddies I have virtually met have been nothing…

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    Very Inspiring Blogger Award

    A few days ago the lovely Beauty By Copperstar chose me as one of her nominees for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award. I’m very thankful and appreciative that she would include me on her list of inspiring bloggers! With this nomination, there are a few guidelines: 1. Thank and link back to the blogger who nominated you. 2. List the rules and display the award. 3. Share seven facts about yourself. 4. Nominate 15 other amazing blogs and let them know that they have been nominated. 5. Optional: display the award logo on your blog and follow the blogger who nominated you. 7 Facts about myself: 1. I’m a shopping addict (especially…