I love the new year. It’s a great time to hit the restart button and plan all the things you want to do in life and business. I’m not going to lie, I don’t always see some things to the finish line, but that’s OK because life happens! If you’re not about setting resolutions, that’s fine, but I love partaking in the tradition my own way, so I do. Let’s get to it!
We can all agree, in most regards, 2016 has kind of showed its butt. However, I chose to reflect on what I've learned this year, as I'm proud of myself for the complete turnaround.
Friday I saw a post that made me feel old.
“Congrats Clarissa! You’ve been on Facebook for 12 years!”
12…years? That’s a little over a decade.
And I’ve been on Facebook that long?
I remember thinking Facebook was a dating site. And I remember Facebook was “The Facebook.”
I remember putting my class schedule on there and it was by invite only.
I remember a lot of things about Facebook when it started and the changes it went through (like how angry I was when it all you needed was an email. “THE DOWNFALL OF FACEBOOK!” I yelled.)
But has it really been 12 years?
In those years, other social media platforms have come (Twitter) and gone (Myspace…technically).
Now, social media is a way companies, brands, and bloggers do business. It’s easy to think you need to be ON ever single platform to market yourself and be successful on it.
Is there really a difference between a JPG and PNG? Are gifs only limited to kitten animations? What does JPG stand for?
Figuring out the right file type can be confusing, but I break down what each means, what it does, and when to use them (if at all). Plus I have a little guide to help you!
Not starting your blog because you don't have a niche is silly. The best way to find it is to start, niche-less. Let your writing form its own and the audience grow authentically and it will come. If you don't start, you'll never grow and you'll know. So get to it!
Slow down your hustle and be found online. Once you do that, promote the your podcast to grow your audience. In the meantime, read Mrs. Tina Lawson is the online mother you need. And a big shout out to the brave Kid Cudi for being honest. Get well soon, sir.