Category Archives: Blogging

And The Winner Is…

Hi everyone. Thank you so much for participating in my poll! I really appreciate the feedback!  Here are the results:

  • 3rd Place: Modern Avenue
  • 2nd Place: Living With Kelsey
  • 1st Place & Winner: The Modern Life

I’m actually happy “The Modern Life” won. I was hoping you guys would like that name as much as I did. But unfortunately it was liked so much that someone already claimed the URL. I tried many variations for “The Modern Life”: “Modern Life”, “Modern Living”, “Living Modern”, the list goes on. They were either all taken or asking for over $2000 dollars for the domain. I love my blog and I want it to grow, but I’m not investing over $2000 in a domain name! I was a little discouraged but I went back to the drawing board. I incorporated my favorite color and things related to my life, but everything I liked was taken. I slept on it and woke up with my blog name still on my mind. So today, after a while of brainstorming and advice, I came up with “The Modern Reality”. Thankfully the domain was available! Now, it’s on to coming up with a logo!

Thank you again to everyone who participated and those who helped me in person! The domain/blog name hunt is finally over!

~Kelsey Sherri

Naming The Blog

Please take a second to vote for your favorite name below! I’ll be making a decision tomorrow! Thank you all! I really appreciate your help!

~Kelsey Sherri

Please Help Me Name My Blog!

Hey everyone! Remember when I said I needed help naming my blog? Well, I’ve come up with a few ideas and I wanted to see what you guys think. Please vote for your favorite name below and based on the most votes I will finally have a new blog name!

Thanks for your help!

 

~Kelsey Sherri

I Need Help Naming My Blog!

Good morning everyone. I’ve been thinking, I need a name for my blog. Right now, it’s just my first and middle name, but I don’t think I want my name in the title anymore. That’s where you guys come in. I need help coming up with a new name!

So far my blog has been a lifestyle blog talking about fashion, food, travel, and my life in the fashion industry. I’m not sure what other topics I would be talking about but I think those will always be the main ones. I guess it’s geared towards fashion, but that’s not all it is. It’s about life after college, figuring things out, and transitioning to an adult while trying to become successful.  Obviously, I need your help!

Please, if you have any ideas, comment below. You can email me your ideas too! Kelseysherri@gmail.com

Also, I’m curious, how did you guys come up with the name for your blog?

Thanks in advance! I look forward to seeing what you guy come up with.

~Kelsey Sherri

 

Blogger Recognition

This is my first time being nominated and I feel so sad that it took me so long to do this post! This will probably be my first and last nomination because of that! Thank you Allison for nominating me! I’m so happy that you thought of me and you’re an avid reader of my blog! Take a look at her blog here!
Here are the rules for this one:
  • Thank whoever nominated you and include a link to their blog
  • Write a post and give a brief story of how your blog started
  • Give a piece of advice or two to new bloggers
  • Select 15 other blogs you want to give the award to
  • Let the nominees know you have nominated them and provide a link to the nomination details.
I started this blog in July 2015. I’ve always been a writer and I have my 3rd grade teacher Mrs. Rice to thank for that. She encouraged us to write something everyday in our journals. Actually it was homework if you really think about it but I never saw it that way. I wrote everything from how my day was going, what I ate, to how badly I didn’t want to clean my room. As I grew older, I used to keep a journal of trips I took or random days something happened and I HAD to write about it.
Then, sometime around high school, I was introduced to this world of blogging. I thought, “Why would anyone want to write online and have their business out there?” But as I read through blogs I realized how much people open up and communicate with each other. It’s a community, a supportive one at that, for the most part. I also noticed how many different types of blogs there are. That’s one thing I never really thought about. I decided I’d give it a try.
My first blog was on tumblr and I failed miserably. I ended up reblogging more than writing and my blog turned into a photo log of my feelings and that’s not what I had in mind. There’s nothing wrong with that type of blog. I love photos and my collection was actually pretty nice! It’s just not what I had in mind for my own blog. I wanted to write about any and everything.
So I gave it up for a while and continued physically writing, until this past July when I started up again. I’d say I’m pretty happy with my blog so far and the response I’ve gotten so far is amazing!
My advice for new bloggers:
Don’t be afraid to write.
This past weekend I sat down with a calendar and started writing out topic ideas and scheduling them. As I was going through some ideas, I would get nervous about a topic. Could I do this? Would I be able to pull that topic off. Do I know enough about the topic to actually write about it? Then I thought, well you know what, this is MY blog. I can do whatever the BLEEP I want! Own your blog and write whatever you please. But, do remember, this is a public forum and people will see it.
Don’t put off writing.
I made the mistake of putting off blog posts because I was tired or being lazy. Don’t do that, because days and weeks will go by right under your nose. To help avoid that, set aside some time each week to write. Even if it’s just 20 minutes. Have a few topics ready to go in case you can’t think of something to write about right away. Use the scheduling tool. Let’s say you have two hours and you’re able to write out multiple blog posts. Schedule them for different days and times. that way, if you don’t get a chance to write you have one ready to go in your drafts, you can always come back to it. I like to use Google docs because I can come back to it on any computer, tablet, and my phone.
Write for yourself.
This is the most important. Write for yourself. Don’t write for the likes or comments. Write because you enjoy it. We can see how genuine your writing is by the tone. Just be you.
Thank you again Allison for the nomination. I’d like to share the love and nominate these lovely blogs below!
Ordinary Adventures
White Walls and Wanderlust
Keeping Up With Britt
Sonofabeach96
Think Wear Love

 

-Kelsey Sherri