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March Recap

Hey darlings!

Sorry I’ve been MIA for a while. I’ve been caught up in tests and homework and essays, so I haven’t had time to do much with the blog. But that didn’t stop all of you from continuing to be supportive and loving! March was a fantastic month for the blog!

I’m going to keep this post pretty short so I can get to writing some other posts instead. Which just means more for you to enjoy right??


Total Views: 3894

Total Visitors: 3350

Total Likes: 17

Total Comments: 2

Facebook Likes: 50

Instagram Followers: 830

Pinterest Followers: 339

Twitter Followers568


Views tripled compared to February! And I love seeing so many visitors! I’d love to get more engagement on some posts and continue growing social media.

Once again, thank you all so much for being so supportive, especially when I can’t be as active as I would like to be.

Oh! In other news, my post The Healthy College Girl’s Essentials was featured on BloomWeekly! You can check it out here.

Want to collaborate? I love working with others! If you are interested in any collaborations, you can reach me at Contact.

Love,

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How I Spent My Spring Break

Hey darlings!

Spring break is over and its time to get back to the grind of the semester. And as much as I wanted my break to be longer, I’m ready to bust out these classes and get this semester over with.

For this spring break, I decided to head home to enjoy some time with my family, boyfriend, and animals. And I’m so glad that I did. It was the best thing for me to do for myself. It was relaxing and exactly what I needed to refuel my energy.

I wasn’t originally going to go home for the break. I actually didn’t decide to until 3 weeks before break started. I was originally going to head to Alabama to visit some other family and add some new states to my list, but after I got a test back that I didn’t do so hot on, I decided home was where I needed to be.

What made me SUPER excited about heading home was the fact that I planned on surprising my boyfriend. He still thought I was heading to Alabama, so surprising him was exciting.

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As soon as classes were over on Friday, I finished packing and hopped on a shuttle to the airport, and got on a plane that night. I didn’t want to wait any longer to be home. I didn’t get home until super early Saturday morning, so I waited till about noon to go surprise my man.

I hadn’t thought through how I was going to surprise him exactly yet. But everything fell into place. He was with friends at a music store in town, so I asked them to keep him distracted while I drove there. Luckily, I wore my light shoes, so he didn’t hear me walk up behind him. And I just put my hands on my shoulders and said “boo!”. And he turned around with this expression that I can’t even explain.

My break was pretty much spent relaxing and watching Netflix. I visited some old teachers and helped out with my high school drumline, but other than that, it was a nice change from busyness I’ve had the last few weeks. Though I didn’t get as much as I wanted to get done, I still had a productive break.

I hope you all are enjoying, enjoyed, or will enjoy your spring breaks! Make sure you stay safe and be responsible loves!

Have any questions or comments? Want to share your spring break adventures?? Let me know below! I love hearing from all of you!

Love,

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Blogging in College

Hey there loves!

It’s been a whirlwind of a semester so far. So if you haven’t seen me on social media, that’s why. But as spring break is coming up, I’ve got a little more time to get back at it!

If you’ve ever wondered what it is like to blog in college, I’m gonna give you a run-down on how it is! It’s a lot of work, dedication, and emotions. It’s a ball of wondering if you’re cut out for it or not. But it’s so worth it in the end.


1. There’s a lot of juggling between homework, studying, writing, social media, etc.

Trying to find the time to write a blog post or take pictures for social media while you have hours of homework and tests coming up is nearly impossible. But when I do find the time, like now, I take advantage of it.

The biggest thing for me is that school comes first. And that sadly puts the blog on the backburner sometimes. I make the most of my time between classes to promote the blog and get homework done. I have to force myself to dedicate a limited amount of time to social media so I can get other things done. And yet, the blog is still thriving.

2. Whenever you think of a new idea, you write it down immediately.

I have over 22 draft blog posts because I write down ideas as soon as they come to mind. And that helps to make sure I always have something to write about (when I get the time to).

One of the things I really love about blogging about college is the fact that you can almost blog about anything. College is a phase of a life and there are so many things you can read about to help you get through it. Therefore, writing for a  college audience is wonderfully broad and inclusive.

Like I said before. Finding time to blog is hard. So I don’t really have the time to be brainstorming ideas when I have the time to write. By writing down ideas as they pop in my head, it really saves time later.

3. Blogging time = Netflix time

If you haven’t got this yet, college keeps you busy. So like blogging, I don’t get a lot of Netflix time. But me being the multitasker that I am, I use my Netflix time as my blogging time. And vice versa.

Honestly, I find that it helps me to write better. Sitting in silence while blogging makes me overthink and I hit a wall. Plus, why not enjoy Netflix at the same time?

4. It’s a little hard to find blogger friends.

Have you ever noticed that there are a lot of parenthood bloggers or food bloggers? As much as I LOVE them and appreciate their work, it makes it hard to find some blogger friends.

I think college blogging is one of the less common niches in blogging. I’ve met some college bloggers, and I’m discovering more and more everyday, but it’s just not as common. It’s a little bit of a lonely niche.

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5. Investing in your blog just doesn’t happen.

I haven’t invested in a owned domain yet because I just simply don’t have the money for it. And if I have the money for it now, I probably won’t have the money to renew it later.

I’d love to put more money into this blog. I’d love to buy my own domain and find better ways to promote the posts. And I’d love to have better photos and what not. But it just isn’t going to happen for now.

I think that makes the growth of the blog even more important and special though. When I see impressive growth, I know that it is completely organic.

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I don’t have a lot of time or money to grow this blog to its full potential. But I know that I am doing my best to keep it going and I’m happy with the progress there is. I love blogging and the creative outlet is provides when I’m beyond stressed out.

If you are in college and thinking about starting a blog, do it. It’s a lot of work, but it allows you to grow as a writer and a student. You’ll learn to time manage better and you’ll develop different skills that you can apply to other areas of your life.

Have any questions? Comments? Suggestions? Stories? Please share! I love hearing from all of you!

Love,

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February Recap

Hey loves!

This last month was rather busy for me so I sadly did not have a lot of time for blogging…. However, that didn’t stop you all from continuing to visit and support!

February saw so much growth that I really was not expecting. Especially in these last two weeks! Before the last couple of weeks, the most views in one day I had was 56 and it was in December. These last two weeks, every day has had over 70 views, but closer to the 100-150 view range.

The new record day is now February 28 with 168 views! This is so unbelievable to me, and honestly, I’m not sure why the blog has blown up so much these last few weeks! I have a theory that it has to do with college acceptance letters 😉

Let’s get down to some stats!


Total Views: 1464

Total Visitors: 1205

Total Likes: 13

Total Comments: 8

Facebook Likes: 50

Instagram Followers: 806

Pinterest Followers: 283

Twitter Followers514


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I’m still so blown away. I love watching this blog grow. I’m hoping with being more active through March will help the blog grow even more!

I appreciate you all so much. Without you, this blog wouldn’t be where it is at! Thank you all!

I’m going to keep this post short so I can continue working on some other content. Once again, thank you all for the continual support. It means the world to me.

Have any questions? Comments? Suggestions? Let me know! I love hearing from you all!

Love,

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