All posts tagged: blogging

I Booked a One-Way Ticket and You Should Too

I did it. I am going. I have purchased my one-way ticket to Colombia and I’m not turning back—for now. In May, I leave for a two-month solo backpacking trip throughout South America. I’m nineteen years young and I’m doing it. I’m taking off and going on the trip of my fantasies. I’m excited, terrified, electrified, and hopeful. More than anything, I’m ready. After I first tasted the thrill of travel, I was hooked. When my parents first took me abroad to Mexico, they did not expect that I would fall in love. His name was the World and I was undeniably enamored. I was unleashed into the colorful layers of culture and people and exploration. It was a place so different than my New Jersey suburban standard. I didn’t want to go back. The World invited me on the best date of my life. Come travel, said the World, as he bestowed upon me the most glorious of gifts: wanderlust. Since then I have buried my face in gooey cheese in Paris, France bathed in thermal springs …

The Plea for Muffin-Mania

And it is with that first bite where you fall in love. The steaming, soft, buttery sweetness coupled with a dab of butter lifts you to paradise. This is baked good bliss. This is the muffin effect. Yet muffins don’t get the attention they deserve. When was the last time our Instagram feeds were blown up with posts about blueberry, or pistachio, or banana walnut muffins? Instead, we have been fed the obsession of cronuts, cookies, cupcakes, and cake pops.  Though these are undeniably delicious, there is a big gap that needs to be filled. Muffin-mania is the solution. Muffins’ undeniable versatility and scrumptiousness needs recognition. Food blogs across the web are packed with yummy, unique muffin recipes. They range from sweet, savory, healthy, to traditional. There are no limits to muffin potential. Here are five of our favorite selections to jumpstart your own muffin-mania crave. 1. The Perfect Blueberry Muffin by Deb Perelman, Smitten Kitchen These are a tried and true staple for a reason. This version takes all the good in a blueberry muffin—think: the luscious sweetness of …

5 Ways Bloggers Changed the Entrepreneurial Game Forever

Typically, we think of an entrepreneur as a person who organizes and operates a business. But in the past decade, the Internet has challenged both meanings of “entrepreneurship” and “business.” With the rise of blogs, beauty, fashion, and food bloggers have turned into entrepreneurs, responsible for creating businesses out of their websites. Here are five ways digital influencers have changed the entrepreneurial game forever and how you can follow suit.

How Women Are Taking Over Their Careers – Online!

Today, information and services can be spread and received further and faster than ever before because of the Internet. Individuals everywhere are building their careers online based on their talents, services and clients. There is a new wave of bloggers, web developers, and artists who have embraced the idea of becoming their brand and are making great profit! We asked three young women who are looking to become online freelancers and marketing gurus how they feel about their future careers. Nicole, 19 I’m an artist that often uses color pencils and painting for my artwork. I have many sketchbooks of my drawings. Recently, I posted my artwork online and got a nice following. My friends advised me that I should put my work onto shirts, shoes, and other products so I can sell them. I really like this idea and even ordered a box of plain white T’s to work on. I’m taking online classes to learn new skills like Adobe Photoshop so I can become a graphic designer. I feel like there’s so much free information and …

How to Layer Summer Pieces for Winter Fashion

January is coming to an end but the winter chill is still lingering around. Cara Kovacs of The Stylephile helps us spice up our winter wardrobe by layering our favorite summer pieces. I was raised in Florida, so winter fashion is sort of an acquired skill for me. However, I love accessorizing and mixing styles, and winter is one of the best seasons to do this. Layering is the key to playing with winter style. Warm weather accessories are so much more varied than in other times of the year. Scarves, gloves, and hats are just the beginning. I love playing with pairing sweaters with vests or button downs, and tights or chunky socks with booties and knee-highs. This look is a perfect example of that. Most people think they have to pack their mini skirts away all season long, but where’s the fun in that? I wanted to challenge myself to stay toasty in a short skirt by adding warm sweaters, and my favorite vintage coat. Then, my favorite part, of piling on accessories let …

Lynn Kim Do; The Charms of Being Creative

There is a beautiful charm about the combination of creativity and business. This dual trait is just two of the flawless characteristics we find in Lynn Kim Do. Yes, we can’t get enough of this stylish entrepreneur. We’ve already buzzed about her epic Neckbreakin’ Style video and collaboration with ALDO. After many nights scrolling down her Instagram feed we knew we had to take a seat with this creative diva and hear her story. We met at the very popular and cozy Play café for a totally laidback meet. Currently the Head of Social at Bravo Media Inc., Do finds balance between work and play. Do combines her love for creativity and being an entrepreneur so effortlessly that it pours out in all she does. After graduating from Rutgers University, with a BA in Communications in 2014, Do, took on New York with a brave heart to make creativity her business. She continuously researches and collaborates with the next big inspiration while at work and now on Neckbreakin’ Style. “It’s always rewarding directing and styling …