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May 2015 Archive

#bLinkbiz ASUS T300 CHI Laptop Compilation

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#bLinkbiz ASUS T300 CHI Laptop Campaign

Through our bLink Marketing Network, 20 selected bloggers got a chance to test a brand new product and share how the the ASUS T300 CHI tablet fit into their everyday lives!  The bloggers were hyped to try their hand at this new device.  After trying out their tablet for a week, this is what they had to say:

“I’m in love with my new laptop/tablet! So lightweight, yet so powerful! It’s been going with me everywhere!” – @TLCSocialite

“It’s incredible!” – @MostlyMorgan

“I need something I can move from room to room, that stores my information and allows me to research quickly.”  – @1FineCookie

“This is the perfect tablet for travelers…”  – @KathrinSapiha

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Heather van Mil (@heather_vmil) blogged about her experience with the ASUS T300 CHI here.

She tweeted: It really is easy to get attached to the T300 CHI!

 

Keisha (@TechGirlTweets)  says she’s attached to her laptop! We love the enthusiasm in her blog post, ICYMI: I’m Attached! Reviewing the ASUS T300 Chi.

Briana M. Ford (@brianamford) calls the ASUS T300 CHI the work-life balance computer! Her review was thorough and convincing.

 

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Our friends at Black Celebrity Giving (@BlkCelebGiving) raved about this laptop. Ladies on the go, we should also add that it’s small enough to fit in a large purse without crowding everything else inside. Check out BCG’s photo for proof! Here’s the review post.

 

Blogger Whitney Nic James (@wnicjames) says you can “go, play, create and work” easily with the T300 CHI. How awesome is that? Her review is excellent (and informative).

She tweeted: Looking for a new laptop? Here’s my honest review on the T300. 

 

Sisters With Beauty (@SisWithBeauty) gives out natural hair advice on home hair care, hair styles, tutorials, maintenance, tips and counseling. Now, they can advice the masses on which laptop to discover and that’s the ASUS T300 CHI! Read their blog post, Full of Discovery: Life with the ASUS Transformer Book T300 Chi.

 

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And if you still haven’t been sold on this baby, blogger and author Arkeedah McCormick (@ItsArkeedah) has stamped it as the “perfect all around 2-in-1 device”! The only thing better than that is her Tech Talk review.

 

We’re sending a huge THANK YOU to our #bLinkbiz partner ASUS as well as our blogger friends for their outstanding reviews and tweets!

 

Disclaimer: The bloggers who participated in this campaign were compensated for their reviews.

 

ASUS T300 CHI Reviews | Be Blogalicious

Cavs, Texas & Pop Up :: Blogalicious Weekly Round Up

Cleveland Cavaliers Going to NBA Finals. If you’re a King James fan, then we’re sure you’ve heard the latest news in basketball. The Cleveland Cavs are enthusiastic but still have a long way to go according to Lebron James. See what the presume “Old Head” has to say about his return and the team’s shot at victory in this article by Terry Pluto.

 

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VIDA Fashion Scarves. Our own Ananda Leeke is the newest designer with VIDA, “a San Francisco-based socially-responsible e-commerce platform that collaborates with artists  around the world to create original and inspiring apparel and accessories. Artists participate in the platform at no cost, then receive a 10% revenue share on products sold.” We’re happy for her and are inspired by VIDA’s brand story. Visit Ananda’s blog for more information and a sneak peek at these pretty scarves.

 

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Texas Floods. Have you heard about the floods in Texas? CNN.com recounts stories of residents in Martindale, Texas, where multiple homes have been flooded and severely destroyed. The news gets much worse,

For dozens of families, though, there is no silver lining. At least 33 people — 14 in northern Mexico, 13 in Texas plus six in Oklahoma — have died in the severe weather, both tornadoes and flooding from raging rivers. Another 14 people are missing, two of them an elderly couple lost after their rescue boat in Houston capsized.

Times like these remind us of how blessed we truly are. Blogalicious fam, please keep those in Texas in your prayers are they endure such terrible conditions.

 

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Our First Pop Up. Share your experience with us about our first ever Blogalicious Pop Up event.

 

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Solopreneur Spotlight: Kamaria T. Richmond

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The Diva Solopreneur. When life gets tough, it pleases the ear to say things like “keep going” or “don’t give up”. Kamaria T. Richmond proved that exercising those very actions are well worth it. After suffering a stroke in 2004, this diva chose to take control of her life and in turn, started an online radio show to inspire others.

The Stroke Diva Fabulous Show has been a journey to reinvent myself after a stroke in 2004. My radio show allows me to meet people that I would not be in a social setting online. The show lets me tell my story and interview the best & the brightest in social media.

 

Since inception, The Stroke Diva Fabulous Show connects various online personalities who discuss stroke education, spirituality, healthy living, lifestyle reinvention, entrepreneurship, travel and so much more. Learn more about this Mitchellville, MD resident in her Solopreneur Spotlight.

 

Tell us about your typical work day. 

I spend my time networking online. I search, research & invite guests to be on my radio show & respond to people asking to be on the show @ www.talkshoe.com/tc/115759. I volunteer at The Award-Winning Ed Brown International Show in Bowie, MD. I work the studio & provide guest to appear on the show @ youtube.com/c/KamariaRichmond. I am [also] working on a book to talk about how social media has changed my life after the stroke.

 

What is your biggest challenge as a solopreneur?
My radio show is part of my cognitive therapy. The biggest challenge is in marketing & developing a strategic plan.

 

What are your favorite apps or websites that help you succeed in your blog/business?
#TheStrokeDivaFabulous loves Facebook, Twitter, wordpress, Pinterest, FacebookMessenger, Instagram, Flickr, TalkShoe and Lumosity.

 

What is the biggest/best investment you made toward your brand/blog?
Time, Research, New computer, Tablet & Apps.

 

If you were given $5k, what would you do with the money?
Social media business, stroke education foundation, sell & write books.

 

The one piece of advice I wish I knew when I started out is…
How to build a successful brand.

 

How have your relationships (or friendships) changed since becoming a solopreneur?
[My relationships have] a lot of support & encouragement.

 

My favorite book is… and why? What book are you currently reading? What is it about?
Favorite book: Eckhart Tolle * The Power Of Now. A reminder to stay present after my stroke. Currently reading: The Little Black Book, Laws of Leadership for Black Women of Success – building & learning – Tapping into Your Leadership Potential.

 

What is your dream job? Are you doing it right now?

To become a motivational speaker – build my brand & publish my book. I am working to craft a plan.

 

We appreciate you, Kamaria!

 

To learn more about Kamaria or The Stroke Diva Fabulous Show, connect with her on social media @Kamaria or visit her website. For those of you interested in your own Solopreneur Spotlight, simply fill out this form and wait for us to chat with you.

Pitching, Giveaways & Tidal :: Blogalicious Weekly Round Up

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This week, we’re discussing three things that can change your life — pitching, giveaways and music. And get this: you can very well apply those changes to both your personal and professional lives. Keep reading.

 

Pitching 101. Tis the season for all things conferences, grants and pitching. Before applying for anything, it is best that you’re prepared. Terrance Gaines of Brotha Tech schools us again in a very informative post titled Four Tips For The Perfect Elevator Pitch. Read his easy tips on perfecting your pitch. Following his advice not only strengthens your chances for winning, but it will also sharpen your critical thinking skills and allow you to revisit your business goals. Use that same energy to revisit your personal goals and friendships, too.

 

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Blogalicious Conference 2015. We blogged about it and shared it on social media yesterday. In case you missed it, know that the registration for the Blogalicious conference is NOW OPEN! This year’s theme is Build Your Own Empire, because isn’t everyone’s goal to build a prosperous empire and legacy? We can’t wait to connect with you in the flesh this September in Baltimore. Register for your ticket today! In one setting, you’ll be inspired to rock your business while reconnecting with your blogger friends.

 

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Magazine Giveaway. iBlogmagazine.com wants to give you one free year of membership! That’s right. We partnered with them to offer you everything exclusive when it comes to blogging resources, business, influencers and so much more. Still not convinced you should enter this giveaway? Here’s a little more about iBlog:

  • Daily posts from experts in social media, blogging and business
  • Three weekly one-on-one video interviews with top bloggers, social media experts, agency, brand and pr firms
  • #iBlogam social morning show monday-friday – Launching in June 2015
  • Industry’s largest Resource hub with new items being added daily
  • Industry’s largest Network hub containing Blogger, Influencer and Ad Networks
  • Industry’s largest women’s blog, social media and business conference and event hub
  • We are currently constructing the largest online shop for social media tools, products and services for influencers

Imagine getting this (and more) for free this year. Simply register HERE!

 

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Nicki Minaj + Beyonce = Tidal? Rap mogul Jay-Z recently launched Tidal, a new monthly streaming service that releases great music from great artists like Nicki Minaj, Beyonce, Madonna, Usher and more to paying subscribers. Just yesterday, Tidal released the 90s inspired video Feelin’ Myself by rapper Nicki Minaj featuring Jigga’s wife Beyonce on the track. The Internet went in a frenzy over these two chumming it up on screen and honestly, we can see why. The video is cute, the song is catchy and is the perfect song to add to your workout and At Work playlist this summer.

Here’s a snippet of the video.

 

 

Pitching, Giveaways & Tidal | Be Blogalicious

We’re Coming to Your City! First Stop, Washington, DC!

Our First Pop Up in Washington, D.C.

 

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It’s officially Blogalicious season! We’re ramping up for #BYOE15 with a series of pop-up events near YOU between now and September. First up? Chocolate City! Come out on 5/27 to join Stacey and Team Blogalicious at Cork Wine Bar in Washington, D.C. to get a first-look at some of our superstar speaker lineup AND get a special bonus for registering on-site. All while sipping on wine selections provided by our gracious host venue!! Bring a friend (or two) who has been wanting to attend or has never heard of Blogalicious conference and wants to learn more about our event.

Sound fabulous? We agree! It’s FREE to attend, so RSVP here: http://bit.ly/b7dcpopup. See you in Washington, D.C.

 

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Blogalicious Weekend 2015 Site Badges

Blogalicious Weekend 2015 Site Badges

 

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Conference registration? Check!

Hotel confirmation? Check!

Now let’s shout it from the mountain tops, (or at least from your web space) that you’re going to THE social media conference of the year.

Grab your badges below [TIP: if the HTML is giving your heartburn, try deleting and re-typing the quotes]:

 

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Giveaway :: Win Tickets to ALT Summer 2015 for You and Your Friend!

 

Are you a design, DIY, or entertainment blogger? ALT Summit has been created with YOU in mind and we want you to attend. What is ALT you ask? Great question!

 

About ALT

Alt has grown to be the premier business conference for pioneering and rookie bloggers and creatives in this space. Alt is open to all. Attendees tend to have a shared interest in innovation within the space. There is a generosity at Alt. All are welcome. Alt is a place to connect. Finding peers, meeting new friends, brainstorming collaborative ideas and building relationships with brands are all important parts of Alt. These things can happen sitting across a table at dinner or can happen through a twitter chat. There are no requirements for attendees of Alt Summit. Some attendees have been blogging for years. Others haven’t even started their blogs yet. The commonality seems to be in attitude. You need to want to treat your blog as a business and come to Alt ready to learn how to do that.

The Deets:

June 9th – 12th, 2015
Salt Lake City, UT
Two ALT Summer Conference Tickets (you +1)**

How to enter:

  1. Head over to Blogalicious Instagram or Blogalicious Facebook page and comment on the contest graphic telling us WHO would you have the most fun building an empire with and WHAT would you create! Tag your partner and use the #BlogaALT hashtag to be eligible to win.
  2. You must follow both @Beblogalicious and @AltSummit on Instagram and use the #BlogaALT hashtag when commenting.

 

We have eight tickets to giveaway!

On May 12th, four lucky winners will be randomly selected. If selected, you and your tagged partner will receive registration details via email and can countdown the days until ALT Summer!

**Hotel and Lodging not included. Please enter if only you and your partner are readily available to attend the conference and can arrange travel in a timely manner.

 

Giveaway Rules:

The giveaway is open to all Blogalicious bloggers and media influencers ages 18 or older. Only comments tagged with name of your desired travel partner and #BlogaALT hashtag will be eligible for entry. Contest ends 10am EST on May 12, 2015 and winner selected NOON on May 12, 2015 via Random.org and will be notified via email or private message. You will have 24 hours to respond or another winner will be selected at random.

G’luck!

 

Moms, Essence Fest & Tech :: Blogalicious Weekly Round Up

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Spring is here and we’re serving a mash up of fun things to do and learn. This week, let us help you pay homage to your mom for Mother’s Day, get a seat at one of the hottest upcoming Essence Festival events and keep your blogs in tact with tech knowledge.

 

#MyMomsGotStyle: A Photo series. Our friends at Masala Mommas know how to show their moms love! With their new photo series called #MyMomsGotStyle, you can upload your favorite photo of your mom and share your love, too. Include the reason why you admire her style in fashion, food and/or family. Masala Mommas Food Editor Nisha Vedi Pawar kicked off the series with a beautiful #usie of her and her mom. Join Masala Mommas and tell them we sent you!

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Essence Festival Event. Are you ready for the Essence Festival this year? So are we! The good news is that we’re in the know of a few cool events that are happening on the grounds. This year, be sure to stop by the Beauty + Books Makeup Mixer sponsored by Smash Box. The panel includes Kim Ford, Ahyiana Angel, Kisha Williams and Dee Rouzan. For more information, visit http://beautyandbooksevents.com. Follow the festivities on social media with hashtag #MyBeautyIs.

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Tech: Is Your Site Mobile Friendly? Brotha Tech is schooling us on the term ‘mobilegeddon’ and how to prevent it from crashing down on your site. Google’s taken notice to the amount of online traffic coming from mobile devices: 60%. With that being said, if your site isn’t mobile-friendly, you may have already noticed a drop in your Google page rankings. In this post, Brotha Tech explains what it means to be mobile-friendly, how to see if your site is (or not) and how to fix it if it is not. Read Mobilegeddon Will Affect Your Site If It’s not Mobile-Friendly and get your life.

 

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Work-at-Home Chronicles. Being an entrepreneur is a 24/7 job — the to-do list is never ending, you become accustomed to crazily burning the midnight oil and often times isolate yourself from friends and family. But sometimes you need to slow down and enjoy the little things in life. Thien-Kim Lam reminded us of that in a simple post called Choose to Slow Down from her Work at Home Life series where she cuddled with her son for a movie and nap. The best thing about being an entrepreneur is you call the shots, so be kind to yourself and slow down more often.

 

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We’ve dished on moms, festivals, mobilegeddon and entrepreneur life. What’s your favorite moment from our weekly round up?

 

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On Baltimore: Amplify Your Voice | Be Blogalicious

On Baltimore: Amplify Your Voice

Like on the streets of Baltimore, social media is ablaze with confusion, pain and rage over the suspicious death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray. Gray’s death is symbolic to years of struggle and bullying that has rampantly ran through the streets of Black and Brown communities by the hands of law enforcement. Being online influencers and lovers of social media is equally saddening as it is empowering during times like these: the issues are constantly in our face, but right from our smartphones, we can create change in our neighborhoods.

3 Ways to Amplify Your Voice & Help #Baltimore

Are you tired of seeing the same crimes make news with no resolution or justice in tow? So am I! This is why I’m encouraging all of us to use our platforms — blogs, social media, businesses, churches, etc. — to amplify our voices.

1.Reach out to Baltimore residents & organizations

The best people who can direct you on how to help are those in need. Use social media to reach out to residents and local organizations in Baltimore and ask what they need. Be prepared to donate items, money, time and/or share truthful news on what’s happening on the streets of Baltimore and surrounding areas.

2. Start a Movement

Your own neighborhood may be in need of a new program or coalition. Think about who you’re connected to and who you need to bring your vision to life. Find creative ways to discuss the issues and develop well-thought out solutions that will bring social change to your area.

3. Support Others in Motion

Our very own Mario Armstrong of the Never Settle Club started the #More4Bmore campaign. This campaign is designed to partner “creatives, leaders, doers, techies, writers, educators, problem solvers AND anyone who wants to get involved” in Baltimore to “create new and innovative solutions.” Those interested can sign up at http://bitly.com/More4Bmore.

There is also @LBSBaltimore. Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle (LBS) is a grassroots think-tank which advances the public policy interest of Black people in Baltimore. For more information on how you can support this movement and find news in real time, visit their website at http://lbsbaltimore.com/.

Our Blogalicious conference will still be held in Baltimore this year, where we will provide the resources to help you Build Your Own Empire. Though the turn of events is a bit frightening, we plan to use this opportunity to work with citizens of Baltimore and support them in the best way we can.

We need you in these critical times. How will you amplify your voice for Baltimore?

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