It’s hard enough finding Free Stock Photo Sites that
1) don’t have the same 3 models being used over and over again
2) aren’t posed in these obnoxious, unrealistic scenarios … I for one have never thrown open my drapes while wearing a robe, tilting my head back while smiling at the morning sun. It’s just odd behaviour.
3) Include models that look like me in everyday scenarios. Meaning, Black women in the corporate world. Black women with natural hair enjoying a glass of wine. Black families at church. Black women getting their weaves sewn in. Black people doing regular human things. (more…)
Back in December of 2015, I decided that 2016 would be the year of Protective Styles. When I moved to Dubai I was at a loss trying to find natural hair products and black hair salons that actually specialized in natural hair. (more…)
I know many talented people who would have amazing youtube channels and inevitably rake in subscribers and views. But there’s one absolutely terrifying fact that holds talents people back from launching – Youtube comments.
Business and agency Buzzwords have been around for generations. While my parents’ generation may have said things like “ABC, Always. Be. Closing.” or encourage you to focus on “sales and demand”, my millennials colleagues now focus on making content “mobile responsive” and to consider “transmedia second screen” experiences, and to reach for the “low hanging fruit”. (more…)
What are the holidays without strong Christmas cocktails?
The kind that numbs the pain of your baby cousin’s crying, makes your aunty’s intrusive questions that much easier to clap back at, and helps you to make it to dessert without cussing out anybody! (more…)
I didn’t even realize VLOGMAS existed until last year (I know, what kind of millennial am I?) While researching some of the top international Youtubers I found some information on Zella. If you’ve never heard of this young lady, which is pretty unlikely, she is one of the top vloggers in the world. In my mind, I closely associate the term VLOGMAS with Zoella – since she manages to produce both a 24 days of Zoella series and VLOGMAS series, every single day leading up to Christmas.
A couple of years ago I made a blog post about Creating a Media Kit for Your Blog. This has become one of my best-performing blog posts to date, being repinned thousands of times a week, even to this day.
Since that time I have been working within a digital agency, heading influencer campaigns and seeing what is expected of bloggers and online content creators from the perspective of brands. Doing so has shown me that I absolutely HATE my previous media kit! Yes, it includes all of the necessary information, but the approach is all wrong.