A few of my Favorite Things

Happy Thursday! Today I’ll be talking about some of my favorite things at the moment.My Morning Routine-2

Lately, things have been really busy. I just finished up with my finals on Tuesday (I’m not a sophomore anymore, YAY), and I have been extremely stressed. A few posts back I talked about some things that help me destress lately, so you should definitely check that out if you need a little help in that department. A few of those things are included in my post today, along with a few other favorite that I just have to tell you about. My favorites range from music to clothing to makeup. Grab a cup & read on!


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Hello. Goodbye.

HELLO SUMMER and goodbye to this semester. Summer is so close I can almost taste it. Is the semester seriously almost over? It seems like it flew by so fast. I have already taken two finals, two more to go; then I have a good two months off before I take a summer class. It’s a little bitter sweet, but exciting, knowing that this will be my last graded blog post, and then I have free range from there. I have learned a lot in my Fundamental’s of Digital and Online Media class this semester, and I’m so happy that class is part of my major. It really made me realize how much I enjoy my major, and makes me so excited for what my future holds. Today I’m going to talk a little bit about my experience blogging for my FDOM class.
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For the purpose of promoting myself on social media, I used Twitter (which was required by my class), and that worked pretty well. I also joined a few Facebook groups for bloggers and promoted my blog there. Something that I did to add my own personal touch when promoting myself was add photos or graphics with my tweets to add a little more interest. Pictures are much more effective, now more than ever, so I believe that helped me out. To create my graphics, I use an awesome website called Canva. It is a graphic design website that has everything there for you. It is extremely user friendly.

I think that this blogging experience will definitely help me in my future, as it has tested my ability to think and act on creativity, while meeting a deadline. I hope to be a successful blogger one day, because I have really found my passion through this semester long project. I have always loved writing, and now I have a creative outlet to create content that I couldn’t otherwise.

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During this semester, my most popular week was February 15-21 with a total of 98 views that week. This was my first week of blogging, and I also posted my morning routine that week, which is my most viewed post. My morning routine ,”Ya snooze ya lose”, got a total of 64 views. I know that morning routines are a hot topic at the moment, so I have a feeling that is why it received so many views. I also joined the blogger Facebook groups that week and promoted my blog on there, as well as on Twitter.

Screen Shot 2016-05-08 at 7.10.26 PMMost of my views overall came from Twitter, followed by Facebook. I wasn’t as active on the Facebook groups near the end as I was in the beginning, so I have a feeling if I were more consistent with promoting my blog there it would’ve been the first referrer. Something that surprised me is that people actually read my blog from 7 countries, such as Ireland, Canada, and Nigeria. It’s pretty cool to see what a wide reach my blog could make, and I plan on continuing it to see who else I can impact.

This semester was a great one, and I have learned so much from FDOM. Happy summer, everyone.

Always,

Know Your Own Happiness

IMG_2833Happy Thursday everyone! It’s finals week here at Texas State, and lemme tell ya, I’m stressed. Stressful weeks like this can really put a damper on a positive attitude, so I have been doing things to calm me down, cheer me up, and make me happier. There are so many tools and tips to use to destress nowadays, and it is in your best interest to use them. First, you have to find things that personally work for you. Today I’ll be sharing with you a few tools that have helped me survive these past few weeks.

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Why You Should Get a Dog in College

IMG_2339Today, I left my dog at home and I am a little down about it. She needs training, so my mom had me leave her in Houston for a few weeks so that she can get the training she needs. My apartment has never been quieter, and I hate it. Therefore, I’m making you a list of reasons you should get a dog in college (that is if you are financially able and are willing to give it the dedication an animal deserves). Really though, don’t just get an animal because you think it will be fun. Sometimes it isn’t fun, and you have to take that into consideration. Continue reading

Gratefulness is happiness

COFFEEI am currently sitting in the living room of my apartment, listening to the bustle of my roommates eating dinner, chatting and listening to music. I came across this article about creating a night routine, and how night routines are just as important as morning routines. As I was reading, the article talked about something that really stuck with me: practicing gratitude. The importance of practicing gratefulness has come up a few times in my recent past, and I figured it would be a good thing to talk about. Not just good, but important.  Continue reading

Work work work to change

imageToday while I was binge watching Buzzfeed videos on YouTube, I was feeling rather unmotivated. I wanted to change this, so naturally I typed “How to get motivated” into the YouTube search box, and the video that caught my attention was “Getting Motivated & Staying Positive” by YouTuber Rachel Talbott. This video encouraged me to get up and do something with my life. I marched out the door with Molly in tow, and we walked around my apartment complex as I contemplated what I wanted to change. Continue reading

Review of the College Prepster

For today’s post, I will reviewing a blogger that I have been following for a couple of years now. Carly A. Heitlinger is the blogger and editor of the College Prepster. She is a lifestyle blogger who shares her experiences with her readers. She is originally from Florida, graduated from Georgetown University, moved to New York City, and now resides in Connecticut. Her blog has become very successful, as she partners with many brands such as Kate Spade and Shopstyle, and has many readers that interact with her blog posts. Continue reading

Ya snooze, ya lose

The most telling way of how your day will pan out is by how it starts. If I start my morning out on a positive note, my day usually follows suit. I find my morning routine to be beneficial to my happiness and perspective of life. Although I cannot claim to follow this morning routine every single day (because let’s be real…8 a.m.’s), I have made it a habit to try and follow my routine most days of the week. Without further ado, here is my morning routine.My Morning Routine Continue reading

Hello? It’s me

IMG_1742Hello internet. My name is Chelsea Karrenbrock, and I am a sophomore at Texas State University studying Public Relations in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication. A few little fun tidbits about me: I love animals (especially dogs), the outdoors, getting crafty, and I might be
slightly addicted to coffee. I am a daughter of Christ, and I am proud of who I have become with God’s help. Also, I rescued a yellow labrador retriever this past summer, and it was probably the best decision of my life (her name is Molly). Continue reading