Life is as complicated as you want it to be, sometimes we are the ones who over complicate and over think things. I believe I mentioned this in one of my previous posts, but I'm a strong believer that you should just go for it.
I've been an Instagrammer/Blogger for almost 2 years now and let me tell you this is another full time job. It is very challenging and time consuming, but is also very gratifying. You get to meet amazing people that are as passionate as you about their blog and what they stand for.
I remember going to my first meeting of South Florida Bloggers without knowing a single person. It was scary and exciting at the same time. Paola Mendez (founder of South Florida Bloggers) welcomed me with open arms and the rest is history. Today a year and a half later I'm nominated for Best Lifestyle Blogger, who would've thought? It is truly an honor being nominated next to great bloggers that I respect and admire.
I believe when you work side by side with great individuals the success is greater. I personally have more ideas than time, but I need to keep focusing on my goals. Two weeks ago I hosted my first event here in Miami and it was a total success. It was the beginning of great things to come.
Dolores by Lolita hosted the Brunch at their location in Brickell. They did such an amazing job, the service was flawless even though there were 20 bloggers trying to take a picture of every single item (you know we can't just not take pictures of food and drinks).
Now let's talk about the food, they went all out with an amazing brunch menu that included Serrano ham croquettes, corn bread (it was soooooo GOOD), Virginia Ham, American cheese & scrambled eggs croissant, and chicken and waffles (I need more of those).
I'm already hungry but let's continue. One of the main reasons I decided to arrange this brunch it was because I wanted to share the tips and tricks that have helped me grow my Instagram account. You might wonder why would I want to do that? I will tell you because when you share you grow, when you brainstorm you grow and when you help others you grow as an individual. It is a personal choice, some people don't like sharing how they achieved their success but why not? I believe that supporting your fellow bloggers is something that should come from within. Not forced, not demanded, but willingly.
The discussion was based on automation programs that can help you save time, like I said being a blogger requires a lot of work.
Here are some of the tools I find useful:
- IFTTT - This web based tool helps you connect all your social media apps in order to share an organic post from one app to the other. The best part of it is that is FREE
- Iconosquare - is an analytics platform for Instagram that provides daily reports of your followers, likes, content, engagement, time of day that your followers are more engaged and more useful information. They have a free trial so you can try it, but I use the monthly subscription and it's only $4.90 p/m
These are some of the many tools that are out there than can help you manage your social media. I think that if I can help someone that is as passionate as I am I will.
Nevertheless I didn't want to stop there, besides a lovely brunch I had the opportunity of collaborating with 2 amazing brands for some goodies. The goodie bags content were so perfect that I don't know how the next one will top this one. What I like the most about these two brands is that they are local from South Florida.
1. Lumenox de Luna - All natural handmade soy candles, these are a gem and are only made in small batches. I was lucky enough to have an exclusive just released scent "Spiced Piña " - A tropical aroma of spiced and sweetened pineapple with soft smoky undertones-. Here is the link if you would like to purchase one; https://www.etsy.com/shop/LumenoxdeLuna?ref=l2-shopheader-name
2. Beauty For Real - Is beauty simplified and they really stand out for how simple and convenient all their products are. This lip cream on the picture is very pigmented, long lasting and moisturizing at the same time. Also it has a mirror and a light (yes you read it correctly), how convenient is that!? They a a complete line of products and if you are interested here is the link https://www.beautyforreal.com/
Thank you so much for trusting me and letting me spread the word on the amazing products!
Also I want to thank all the respected and supportive bloggers that attended the event and made of this event a total success. You guys are the best!
Cheers to an amazing event! Thank you ALL for your support!!!