Blogger Men Tell All *Round 3*

It’s time to link up with The Samantha Life, Daily Chaos, & Becoming Adorrable again for the Blogger Men Tell All monthly link-up! This month I completely failed at giving Kyle a heads up on the questions and I asked him them last night.  Woops! Maybe next month I will be more on top of it!  Let’s see what this crazy guy of mine has to say.

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  1. Me: What food do you look forward to most at Thanksgiving Dinner?
    • Kyle: “Pie” – He lovesss pumpkin pie and cool whip
  2. Me: Do you ever go shopping on Black Friday?
    • Kyle: “Duh”
  3. Me: What’s your favorite Thanksgiving tradition?
    • Kyle: “Cowboys game”
  4. Me: Do you travel for the Thanksgiving holiday or stay close to home?
    • Kyle: “Stay close”
  5. Me: What are you most thankful for this year?
    • Kyle: “Uhh idk. Being able to travel”
    • Me: “Really?”
    • Kyle: “I have no idea”

Well, there you have it.  There is my man of “few words” when you least expect it.  He seems to like giving “one word answers” for these questions for some reason. Oh well I guess!

xo, Sammi

10 Steps to Being a Better Blogger

I’ve recently talked about how I’ve been a bad blogger lately, here, and now I am going to talk about the steps I am going to take to become a better blogger.

10 Steps

 

  1. Comment on at least 8 different blogs a day.  –  This will probably be a struggle at first but I really hope to get into doing this.
  2. Stick to a posting schedule.  –  I’ve tried creating a schedule based on what topics I will talk about when and it didn’t work for me.  I felt like it was too structured and there were many days when I just didn’t want to write about that topic. So out the door that strategy went.  I think for right now I am going to just try to post 3-4 times a week about whatever I want.
  3. Respond to all comments and e-mails in a timely manner.  I am pretty good at this for the most part but I do have my days where I get lazy.
  4. Discover one new blog a week and introduce myself to that blogger.
  5. Create content that people actually want to read.  I’m sure we all have those days where we just want to blab about nothing or go off on a rant.  I just seem to have them more often than most.
  6. Get to know my readers and connect with them.  I want to know who you are.  I want you to comment on posts, e-mail me, tweet me, message me…anything to let me know that you are a reader so I can get to know you.
  7. Sponsor other blogs.  I was doing this for awhile, but then I just kind of stopped.  I love the idea of sponsoring other blogs.  It’s creates community and being able to support another blogger is a great thing.
  8. Get a better blog design.  I know that my page can be rough to look at.  I totally get it.  Sometimes I don’t even want to write because I feel like the design I’m using is a turn-off to readers.  I am currently looking at different designers and debating on how much I want to spend.  If you have any suggestions for WordPress designers let me know!
  9. Promote other bloggers and blog post.  I simply want to share posts or bloggers that I am loving!  People need to know!  Something that goes hand-in-hand with this is getting better at using social media.
  10. Lastly, I just want to show people that I am real.  I don’t put on a show.  I have real life struggles and I have moments that are just absolutely perfect.  I want you to know me.

 

So, it might take me a little bit to get fully back into the swing of things, but hold on tight.  We should be in for a good ride.

xoxo, Sammi

Holiday Smokey Eye Palette

Since the Holiday’s are creeping up, it’s always a good idea to get a head start on purchasing your seasonal makeup.  Creating a stunning look for all of the fun events that are going to be taking place is a must in my book!

Today I wanted to tell you about the Holiday Smokey Eye Palette by Studio Gear Cosmetics.  This palette contains four eye shadows and a blush.  When looking at the colors in this palette they scream Christmas and New Years to me!

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The eye shadows colors are Frost, Platinum, Glimmer, and Coal.  Frost is a shimmery white color.  It isn’t super creamy but it leaves a very nice sheen on your skin.  Platinum is a shimmery gray, Glimmer is a shimmery gold, and Coal is a shimmery black.  The last three colors are creamier than Frost and are more pigmented.  None of the colors are super bold and pigmented which I think is great for the holidays.  They leave you with a light smokey eye but are build-able if you are wanting it to be more bold.

The blush is called Snowy Glow.  It is a perfect shimmery light pink blush for the winter season and it is very creamy and smooth! It is definitely one of my favorite blushes that I own and I use it a lot during the holiday season.

If you are interested in trying out this awesome palette, use the discount code ‘SGHOLIDAY’ here to receive 10% off your order!  I definitely recommend it!

xo, Sammi

*This is a sponsored post powered by Brandbacker.  All opinions are 100% my own.*

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