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    5 reasons Instagram’s new algorithm can benefit you

    April 26, 2016

    5 reasons Instagram’s new algorithm can benefit you

    (Editors note: This post was originally written for Latina Bloggers Connect)

    Instagram recently announced a change in their algorithm, which, as many of you saw, sent the Instagramming community off the deep end. Users started requesting that notifications be turned on, which does nothing. They started several petitions to keep things the way they are with the hope that Instagram would say “My bad, you’re right.” Not happening. I’m pretty sure Instagram went over all of the pros and cons before deciding to announce that user experience is slowly going to change. In all its simplicity, it’s a brilliant app that changed the landscape of visual communication online. Let’s give them the credit of understanding how users can get the best experience out of it, shall we?

    Here’s the deal: Instagram has grown substantially since its start in 2010. There are now more than 400 million monthly users. Let that sink in for a minute. That’s a lot of content. Our feeds are filled with amazing photos and stories of people around the world doing extraordinary things inspiring us to live healthier lives, travel and dream. We get to see what our long-distance friends and loved ones are up to, and live vicariously through their images. There’s a tremendous amount of power in that.

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    Style & Beauty

    Spring fashion at Kohl’s

    I’m back it again with another collaboration with my friends at Kohl’s! Spring fashion at Kohl’s The idea for this post was to come up with an outfit for Spring. Sounds simple enough, right?…

    April 5, 2016
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    The foundation of a successful collaboration

      I recently spoke on a panel with Sara Urqhart of Alt Summit, Cara Paige of Blogalicious and Laurie White of Mom 2.0 at #WeAllGrow Summmit 2016 called How Collaborations Can Build Your Brand.…

    April 2, 2016
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    Lifestyle & Food

    Beet and walnut salad

    I love beets. And I’m totally saying that in my Oprah Weight Watchers “I love bread” declaration voice. I. Love. Beets. My mom used to serve them with potato salad when I was kid,…

    March 30, 2016
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    Art & Culture

    Modern Art at Norton Simon Museum

    I’ve worked at many different museums and studied a variety of collections but none has ever moved me more than modern and contemporary art. The movement, the colors, the lack of color, the negative…

    March 28, 2016
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    Lifestyle & Food

    Easter chic with Kohl’s

    This post is in collaboration with Kohl’s and Latina Bloggers Connect. Opinions are mine.  Ever since I was a little girl, my family always set up a beautiful spread for guests while my mom…

    March 23, 2016