Blogging isn’t what it used to be. What was once considered an easy and free way to share your life has turned into a full blown business for some. And for a very small percentage, blogging has given them what I like to call “blogger fame.” It’s not like celebrity famous, although some of them like to think it is. That’s a whole other post. I’m here to talk about blogger envy.
Defining blogger envy is easy. Do you want something another blogger has, but for yourself? If the answer is “yes,” then you might have caught a case of it along the way.
Believe me, I totally understand. You blog your heart out and don’t have what they do. In my five years of blogging—I’ve been there.
Here’s what you need to do to cure it…STOP. Stop it right now! It’s not healthy and honestly it’s a waste of time. Here’s what I recommend:
Concentrate on YOU: If you’re too busy worrying about what other bloggers are working on, you’re doing a disservice to yourself and your blog. I can’t stress enough how important it is to be yourself. If you are true to who you are as a person, then that will show in your writing and how you connect with your readers.
Do Something About it: If you’re not happy with the way your blog is going, then change it. Sitting there wishing you were like somebody else does nothing to improve your own blog. Reach out and connect with the people or brands you want to work with. Help yourself by attending networking events and invest in blogger conferences.
Remember, being on the outside looking in— isn’t the same as being that actual person. You don’t know what their life is really like. Who knows? They could be completely miserable. That’s something you definitely don’t want. Just be happy for the successes of your fellow bloggers and let it motivate you.
Have you ever suffered from blogger envy? What’s your advice on how to move on?
Image courtesy of Ambro/ FreeDigitalPhotos.net
There are so many reasons to love designer Kate Spade! I’ve always been a fan and now I’m kind of obsessing over some of her latest tech accessories. I chose a few of my favorites below…I’m especially in love with the ones with the Mexican flair!! She always make the coolest stuff.
I’m really considering a wristlet like the one below for my iPhone 5 since I keep dropping it in stuff. I think it has to have nine lives or something. Only seven more to go at this point.
Disclosure: I am a member of the Verizon Wireless Lifestyle Program which gives me free access to mobile technology and other benefits. I was compensated for this post. The opinions expressed here are my own.
I’ve always thought of the BlackBerry user as a special person. They’re all business, but also have room for the ease and convenience of the smartphone. They still want to be able to work, but have to update or check up on their favorite social media sites. I think it’s these unique mobile users that are going to fall head over heels for the new BlackBerry Z10.
In my past cell phone life, I think I went through three or four BlackBerry’s. And now that this new one is out, I’m kind of kicking myself in the butt for not sticking around. The Z10, available at Verizon Wireless, is a light weight and slim phone. It has a vivid screen that’s larger than some of the competitors out there. I’m not going to name any names or point fingers.
There are some crazy cool and convenient features too! Here are a few of my favorites:
- BlackBerry Hub gives you access into your text messages, email and social media updates all in one place. And you can respond without leaving your inbox. Easy!
- Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE! It’s the first time a BlackBerry has been on this network. Love that!
- The keyboard is freaking cool! It adjusts to your typing style. It predicts what words you’re going to use next and with the flick of a finger you just add the word.
- Up to 924 minutes of usage time, compared to 480 minutes of another big name phone brand. Sold!
- BlackBerry Messanger now includes video! Sweet!
- The 8MP rear–facing camera and 2MP front–facing camera is always a plus.
You can tell this phone is still made for that on-the-go business person. It automatically comes with apps like Docs to Go, Dropbox, LinkedIn, and Adobe Reader. This makes working from your phone a lot easier and more organized. Believe me! I’ve had to use them.
Don’t worry social media freaks…you also have Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Foursquare apps. They’re all there at the tips of your busy fingers. And there’s BlackBerry World to download whatever else you need…just in case.
So what do you think? Will the BlackBerry Z10 make your wish list? Well great news because now YOU CAN WIN BIG with this promotion – just tweet using hash tag #DameELBBZ10 and you could even win service with Share Everything for an entire year!
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Today is “let’s learn something new about Monique” day. Well, I bet you didn’t know that I played soccer in high school. Yup! I was a rough and tough soccer player. Truth is we really sucked. Bad. But, that didn’t stop me from carrying that passion for the sport through the years until today. And I’m so lucky to have a husband who also loves the sport and is a big fan.
In fact, the hubby and I are looking forward to the 2014 World Cup when we can proudly cheer on the U.S. and the Mexican National Teams. Those are our boys! Truth is, my excitement was a little under wraps until I heard the song “Corazon de Campeon” by Mexican brother and sister, Jesse y Joy. All with the help of AT&T, this exciting song should really bring any fan of the Mexican National Team to their feet! Listen to it now.
Are you a fan of the Mexican National Team? Will you follow them on their journey to qualify to compete in the largest global soccer stage in 2014? Check out their schedule here.
AT&T knows we love soccer and how passionate we are! With “Corazon de Campeon” they especially know how we love to rally around our team with an undefeated spirit and tenacity unlike any other fan! That’s why I think this song is a perfect! Hopefully we’ll get to hear it a lot more from now until the World Cup in 2014. Let’s make it the anthem!
Make sure you keep up with AT&T on their Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/attlatino
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. All opinions are 100% mine.
Hispanicize 2013 has flown by quicker than you could imagine. In five days, I had the chance to reconnect with friends, network, socialize, learn, and make new friends. And this was ALL thanks to GM! Yes, General Motors sponsored me to attend this year’s conference in Miami. Gracias!
It was a busy couple of days, almost too busy to take proper photos. In fact, I spoke on a panel and didn’t take any pics!
And instead of showing you photos of panels and sessions, I chose a handful of images from the event that I did manage to take. It gives you a look into what happens outside of the learning. Even though that’s very important! At the end of the post I share a few iPhone photos. Don’t worry, I’ll post a recap post soon!
A big big big Thank You to Net 10 Wireless for inviting me to the Billboard en Concierto series! Last week, I partied it up VIP style at the House of Blues in Hollywood with 3BallMTY performing. It was sooooooo much fun!
Also known as Tribal Monterrey, this group of four young men are from Monterrey, Mexico. I did meet them, but we weren’t allowed to take our own pics. You may know them from their hit song “Intentalo” and their 2012 Latin Grammy award for Best New Artist. FYI…their music is known as Tribal-Guarachero or Latin House. Listen below…
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post in collaboration with Net10 Wireless. All and any opinions expressed are mine.