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How To Curate Your Social Media Channels For Your Brand

If you’re starting a business or creating content in any way, you’ll need to start a website and create corresponding social media channels. Typically: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest. Signing up for the actual accounts is the easy part, though. The point is to develop a space that serves your brand and promotes your product. My first step…

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5 Fatal Mistakes That Digital Creatives Make

As a creative myself, I wish I’d had someone to tell me all the times I was making mistakes with my website and business. When I first started Urban Moonflower, I was using a content management system that was trash for my SEO. My social media marketing was awful and I didn’t actively push my email…

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I’m Not Pretty ‘For A Black Girl’

You’re stationed in the library, comfortable, pretending to study. You have at this point in your College career mastered the art of doing absolutely nothing but appearing to be very busy. One of your study partners is arranging your friends in a list from most hot to least, but with a history book open (men…

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Why I Stopped Proving My Blackness To Others

Growing up, I was teased because I don’t speak or act ‘traditionally Black’. Like everyone has their ideas about Blackness in their heads, Black people included, and I never fit them. Even though my experiences are Black, I continue to hear (from friends, strangers, people who don’t even like me but have commentary): “You aren’t really black.”…

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8 Things I Learned About Blogging As A Magazine Intern

As an intern at Galore, I learned a lot more than I expected to about content management. I thought I’d be learning about writing and conducting interviews, which happened as well, but there were so many more levels to creating content than I expected. I never realized how much I would take back and apply…

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How Blogging Scored Me My Dream Internship

Although I was blogging on-and-off since I was in Junior High School, I didn’t dive into it seriously until I got my Associate’s degree. I graduated with a fully coded website from my final project and a renewed love for coding and writing. I had no idea how much I would learn about myself and my…

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