This post will probably go live around 8:30pm, but that. still. counts. Here are a few things on my mind this week in no particular order-
Midterm Elections– I’ve been pushing this hard the past few days, but I can’t say enough times how important it is to get out there and vote. Things are a shitshow right now, okay? There. I said it. I can’t tell you who to vote for, but, if you’re as disgusted as I am right now, do something about it! You can check out my full voting guide here with resources to answer all of your questions.
RewardStyle/Like To Know IT– I was accepted into RewardStyle/Like To Know IT this week. This is exciting for a blogger but maybe less exciting for blog readers. Like To Know IT isn’t exactly known for being easy to use. I get that it’s a hassle to screenshot and click over to another app. Heck, it can be annoying for me, and I’m a blogger! I wish I could offer the swipe up feature in stories, but that’s reserved for the elite 10k+ followers on Instagram bloggers (ugh so annoying, right?).
Here’s the thing with Like To Know IT- it’s a really good business tool for bloggers. I didn’t start blogging to make money, but it costs money to keep up a good blog. I’ve struggled with how to incorporate affiliate links while remaining genuine. I’ve been using ShopStyle (another affiliate link program) for awhile now, and I like being able to give you guys direct links for stuff. I plan to start incorporating the Like To Know IT feature, you know, once I figure it out, but I promise I’ll do my best not to bombard you with it!
Daylight Savings Time– AKA the most miserable time of the year. I cannot even put into words how much I despise daylight savings time. The worst part? It means it’s dark when I’m leaving work and my work out class, and I’m taking a risk if I walk alone. How effed up is that? It’s nothing new, but how insane is it that 50% of our population cannot feel safe walking alone at night? There are times I think “Screw it! I’m a strong independent lady! I’m taking a stand and I will walk wherever I want!” Yeah, you know who doesn’t care? The man who might attack you. I’m sure some people will think I’m being dramatic here or that I took on the risk by moving into a big city, but these stories happen everywhere. Be careful out there, ladies. It’s a rough one.
My Favorite Murder Tour– Speaking of advocating for women, the ladies of My Favorite Murder have announced their spring tour dates! Sadly, Chicago isn’t on the list- but Milwaukee is! Not sure what MFM is? It’s only the best podcast ever. If you’re into true crime, then you need to be listening!
Vanderpump Rules Season 7 Trailer- I cannot stop watching this. Vanderpump Rules is a national treasure, and this season is not going to disappoint. In a few short minutes, you see Tom Sandoval doing the moonwalk in some weird costume, Stassi’s new boyfriend declare “It’s like being dick punched in the heart!” and James Kennedy likely being fired and crying again. Of course we can’t forget about the insanity that is Jax and Brittany’s engagement, and we know that wedding is going to have tons of beer cheese. Also, if you think you’re too good to be watching something like Vanderpump Rules, I get it. I was once that person. Fortunately, my friends intervened and now it is a definite high point in my life. Watch it.
Jessica Simpson as Danny Devito in Twins- This. Photo. I have no words. She is queen.