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How To Recover From Blogger Burnout In 3 Easy Ways

What Happens When You Step Away

What happens when you’ve slowed down on social media to truly reflect where you’re heading with your business?

What happens when you lose the flow of your posting schedule and you don’t even know where to start?

What happens when you think your voice won’t matter anymore?

What happens when you feel stuck?

You haven’t spoken up in over 2 months and we all know that is forever in the online world. You’ve not posted on all your social media platforms, You haven’t recorded a video, You’ve not showed up in your own FB group! What happens to your self-esteem and your confidence when these actions take place. Well, I should really ask what happens to your self-esteem and confidence when nothing has taken place or when you are sucked into this idea that you have to be online 24-7 in order to make a dollar? Well, it can be pretty depressing to know or should I rather say “think” that you have to start all over.

“Truth is being on social media all the time does not equate to running a business or conducting business activity”

You didn’t always feel this way…You actually had some rhyme or reason to what you were doing months before but somehow you’ve experienced something called burnout. That’s what it is. I hate this term burnout. It feels so cliche, it feels like I crashed and burned and there’s no return. There’s no getting back up. But really with all these emotions and thoughts there is light at the end of the tunnel. There is a lesson to be learned and taught to others.

So…let me revisit those questions and share with you my answer.

What can happen when you’ve slowed down on social media?

For starters you get to reflect where you were/are heading with your business… So in my book, amazing things can happen! You begin to have a new sense of confidence and clarity. You can find a new sense of commitment to your goals and what you stand for in your business. You can begin to find your own voice again. You know what when you are constantly online being bombarded by everyone else’s messages you can begin to sound like or imitate someone you really admire. But guess what? You aren’t that person so this time away can bring about a uniqueness in you, and difference in you where you begin to stand out more in your own niche in this sea of online businesses.

What can happen when you lose your flow of your posting schedule and you don’t even know where to start?

Realistically you haven’t lost your flow…you had it scheduled once before. If you scheduled it before I’m sure you can refer back to your old schedule but this time with a breath of fresh ideas and opinions. You can find it on a piece of paper a word document, one of your planners. Start looking back and re-evaluating what you were doing before the burnout. You may just be in a bit of a funk…YOU personally and internally may not be in a flow but that’s ok. Begin to reconnect with your creator first, with the God who created you and listen in to your spirit and where He would have you begin. He’s given you a message for others and you know you gotta get it out to the masses. Start small. Start with an inspirational photo, feel free to reintroduce yourself. Do whatever feels right to you but whatever you do never give up because you lost your flow or feel like you don’t know where to start. I can help with that…I hope this blog post is helping with that now.

What happens when you think your voice won’t matter?

Well honey, this is more of an internal thing. If you are feeling like your voice won’t matter then guess what…it won’t. It’s not for you to determine how your story will connect with others. It’s not for you to give a consensus on the wonderful message imparted within you. Nope you don’t get to judge your message before sharing with others.

When I stepped outside of my own comfort zone and began to share my story and share what I stood for, guess what. I got an astounding…”That was powerful”. This was a mindset shift that I was sharing with other women in my group.

Did you know that I re-edited and re-edited and stressed over this message for days before I put it out. Your voice is your message and when you share it just know if you’ve touched one person you’ve done your job!!!

Conclusion

Whether you are recovering from “Burn Out” or currently experiencing it as you read this post, it’s important to remember that business is a journey and there is no race to the finish line. Brands continually evolve and grow just like we do as people. Sometimes that growth may feel stunted and other times you may experience a growth spurt. But most importantly, building a business is a journey through personal development.

Learning more about yourself and allowing your commitment to shine through regardless of where you think you should be in business are important steps to showing up and serving others through your business.

About the Author: Justina Ford is a Mindset and Success Coach for Multi-Passionate Business Minded Women of Faith. Check out her free workbook on 4 Simple steps to visualizing your Business with God. You can find her in her Facebook Group The Purposeful Pursuit to a Beautiful You.

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Blogger Gabi Gregg Shows That Cellulite Is ‘Normal’ and Can Disappear Depending on Lighting

Gabi Gregg, aka GabiFresh, is showing that you don’t need miracle creams or plastic surgery procedures to get rid of cellulite — you just need good lighting.

The body positive blogger, 30, shared a video on Instagram on Monday from her swimsuitsforall campaign shoot, in which her cellulite seems to disappear and reappear as she walks up and down a mirrored runway in a black one-piece.

“Reminder that cellulite is normal and nothing to be ashamed of,” she captioned her video, adding that it “also depends on lighting! You can literally see mine ‘disappear’ as I walk out of a shadow here.”

Gregg collaborated with the swimsuit brand last year to help design swimwear that’s fashionable and accessible for women of all sizes.

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“That’s always been my goal, to just make sure that people my size also have really cute options and not just the matronly, traditional things that we’ve had in the past,” she previously told PEOPLE.

 


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If you’re not one of the nearly 250,000 people following plus-size blogger Gabi Gregg on Instagram, you are seriously missing out. A quick scroll through her feed offers up scores of killer outfits, glimpses of her enviable girl gang, and insiders-only behind-the-scenes photos.

But before she had gazillions of followers, Gregg was just a fashion-savvy college grad who was frustrated with the lack of clothing for young (and trendy!) plus-size women. So she started talking about it. In 2008, she launched Young Fat & Fabulous a blog about her personal style journey (it was later transformed into Gabi Fresh). In just over five years Gabi Fresh is a runaway success and Gregg has become major influence in the curvy style revolution. She’s gone from reviewing collections to modeling in their look books—and this fall, she’s showing off ASOS Curve’s latest collection. (Some of our favorite looks are pictured below!)

Here, Glamour talked to the barrier-breaking blogger about the brand, her shopping tips, and why you need to work on your self-esteem before hitting the mall.

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Glamour: What was it like to shoot an ASOS look book after being a fan of the brand for so many years?
Gabi Gregg: I’ve been a fan—and customer—of ASOS since they first launched their curve line about five years ago. They’re one of the places I shop the most often. I literally get ASOS packages to my door every month. I think one of the reasons the lookbook has gone so viral is because it was such a natural fit between the blogger and the brand—and that doesn’t always happen. The images came out looking editorial, like any other fashion-forward brand. It didn’t feel catalogue or commercial—the way a lot of plus-size brands tend to feel.

Glamour: How else do you think the collection stands out in a less-than-impressive plus-size market?
GG: They’re definitely pushing the envelope when it comes to fashion-forward, trend-focused plus-size clothing. They don’t just do a basic black dress, they do a cool sequin cape. We see so many brands that don’t do that in plus-sizes—even if they have trendy straight-size lines, the plus-size section is watered down. Most brands are constantly saying, “Plus-size girls don’t want that [product].” So it’s great to see a brand doing the same thing in both their divisions.

Glamour: What are your favorite pieces from the collection?
GG: I love the sequin cape, the yellow suede skirt, the fur coat, and the black dress. It’s hard to pick favorites! Overall, I was happy to how many amazing, on-trend statement pieces there are. Unfortunately, plus-size clothing is often left behind on trends. If we even get them, often times trends are a season or two late, so it was great to see that this is right on time.

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Glamour: What are your other must-haves for fall?
GG: I’m really into flared jeans right now. Faux-fur coats, suede skirts and dresses, and turtlenecks are my other must-buy pieces this season.

Glamour: How often do you tailor your clothes? What are some of your signature adjustments?
GG: I encourage everyone to get their clothes tailored. Everyone fits things differently—especially when it comes to plus-sizes because everyone carries their weight differently. People don’t realize that the bloggers and celebrities they see looking amazing in clothing got it custom tailored. They think there’s something wrong with their body when, in fact, they can get the clothes changed.

The number one thing I tailor is my pants: I get the legs taken in. A lot of time, if something fits my hips and my butt it’s too baggy between the knee and the ankle, so I get them tapered. I also hem my skirts. If it’s a midi skirt, I bring the hem up from the mid-calf to hit just below the knee.

Glamour: Any other tips for getting the best fit out of your clothing?
GG: I think girls are scared to deviate from the size they usually are. When it comes to fit I try everything. I’m not against wearing clothes that aren’t my ‘size’ on the tag. If I see a dress, like a cool utility dress, I know it will look best fitting over-sized so I order it two sizes up. If I want a body-con dress to fit skin-tight, I almost always order it two sizes small. Think about how the piece should fit and adjust what size you buy accordingly.

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Glamour: How can we master the art of e-shopping?
GG: I shop different sites differently and part of that is just getting used to shopping there. I know it sucks, but you have to learn how things fit and what works. Sometimes, on the same site I’ll range in size from 14 to 22 depending on the cut of the piece. My cart is always four different sizes!

I also love eBay. I search every iteration of whatever item I want. I may search ‘plus-size romper’ and then ‘romper XXL’ because it might not be tagged with plus-size. If I ever love a trend and wish it was made in my size, I go on eBay and search the trend with ‘XXL’ or ‘plus-size’ and I always get a result.

Glamour: Which style crushes of yours should everyone be following on Instagram?
GG: I love Solange Knowles (@saintrecords), Karla Deras (@karla_deras)—she’s probably my favorite—Nadia Aboulhosn (@nadiaaboulhosn), Nicolette Mason (@nicolettemason), and Amber Riley (@msamberpriley).

Glamour: What final piece of style advice do you want to give to our readers?
GG: Work on your self-esteem first—especially if you’re plus-size. Find a community and surround yourself with other women who have similar body types to you. You won’t feel like you’re ‘different’ or the odd one out. A lot of the time, that’s what’s holding people back from making that jump into fashion-forward dressing. They don’t feel confident enough or don’t feel like they look good enough. Once you work on your self-esteem and feel good in your body, you’re way more likely to shop more and have fun with clothing.

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For more on Style Your Size:
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The Best Places for Shop for Sizes 26/28
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Blogger Takes Off Her Makeup To Reveal The Ugly Truth About Online Harassment

 

You look disgusting.  

That’s the title of beauty blogger Em Ford’s latest YouTube video, a three-minute feature that’s about far more than lipstick and mascara.

 Ford, a 20-something from London who suffers from adult acne, has been posting photos of herself without makeup for the past three months. In the video, she washes off her makeup to highlight the disturbing online harassment she faces. She includes a smattering of the horrible comments she receives on social media daily, like “ugly,” “revolting,” and “I can’t even look at her.” 

She decided to share the video in an attempt to challenge societal preconceptions of beauty. 

“Over the past few months, I’ve received thousands of messages from people all over the world who suffer or have suffered from acne, an insecurity or self confidence issues,” she wrote on her blog, My Pale Skin. “I wanted to create a film that showed how social media can set unrealistic expectations on both women and men. One challenge many face today, is that as a society, we’re so used to seeing false images of perfection, and comparing ourselves to unrealistic beauty standards that It can be hard to remember the most important thing — You ARE beautiful.”

The video has racked up over 400,000 views since it was posted on Wednesday.  

 

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Cupcakes and Cashmere Blogger Emily Schuman Is Launching a Clothing Line

Emily Schuman, the creator and life-envy-inducing blogger behind Cupcakes and Cashmere, has officially thrown her hat into the fashion designer ring.

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She revealed today in a blog post on her site that she’s launching a 40-piece collection on July 6, which will debut exclusively at Nordstrom and ShopBop. As Schuman writes, the West Coast serves as a major point of inspiration for the collection:

“Over the past 18 months, we’ve been working on our biggest project to date, one that reflects the true soul of the site and shows the evolution of the brand. On July 6, we’re launching a Cupcakes and Cashmere clothing line, selling exclusively at Nordstrom and ShopBop. The inspiration behind the fall 2015 line is centered around three thematic locations: Los Angeles (edgy, urban), San Francisco (preppy, polished), and Malibu (relaxed, trendy). We developed a line that can be mixed and matched with anything in your closet, focused on quality tailoring and materials, while hitting an affordable price point. It turned out better than I ever imagined.”

Schuman isn’t the first fashion blogger to jump on the design train—she’s following in the footsteps of folks like Rumi Neely and Elin Kling, both of whom started independent luxury basics lines (not to be confused with collaborations) within the last two years. If the images on Schuman’s site are any indication, this line will address the wants and needs of her passionate fan base—scalloped-hem shirts and skirts, leather jackets, chambray tops—quite handily.

While a full look book has yet to be released, you can head over to Cupcakes and Cashmere to get a sneak peek at what’s to come.

Fancy yourself a big Cupcakes and Cashmere fan? Check out Schuman’s gorgeous home and her jewelry collection.





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Pregnancy Style Advice Your Mom Definitely Didn’t Hear, Courtesy of the Blogger Behind Pink Peonies

To me, there’s no greater test of true style than pregnancy. It’s when a woman either digs in and really embraces what she loves to wear or doesn’t, pulling on a whole lot of this-will-hide-the-bump options. Blogger Rach Parcell is the force behind Pink Peonies and is expecting her firstborn sometime soon. She’s also definitely one of those ladies who hasn’t let her new curves confuse her style.

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“I thought I would wear a lot of flowy, loose tops with skinny jeans, but I quickly learned that a form-fitted silhouette that has some stretch to it is by far the most comfortable and flattering,” she told me about her approach to maternity dressing. “I feel the most confident in something that shows off my bump.” She did decide to invest in two pairs of classic maternity jeans and doesn’t regret the purchase, saying she’s planning on getting more mileage out of them with future pregnancies.

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Her blog is filled with plenty of amazing outfits, but I’ll admit I was surprised by how many recent times I spotted her rocking heels. I’ve never gone through a pregnancy, so have no personal experience to speak of, but was under the impression that pumps become more uncomfortable (and feet can swell!).

“So many women warned me that my feet would grow one size larger and that I wouldn’t be able to wear heels at all while pregnant, but I haven’t experienced that” she told me. “If anything I like to wear them more now because they elongate my legs and help to balance out the bump.”

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Calling all my mamas out there: How did you dress when pregnant? Did you end up buying a lot of maternity clothes or did you make things you already own work?

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Hey, Ladies, This Conservative Blogger Wants You To Stop ‘Destroying Your Husband’

A piece about how to stop destroying your husband and your marriage has elicited plenty of attention this week, with some slamming the advice as completely antiquated. Although author Katelyn Carmen told The Huffington Post that she can acknowledge a difference in opinion when it comes to what makes a marriage work, she’s sticking to hers.

Carmen’s article — which appeared on FamilyShare.com, a conservative website dedicated to helping men and women strengthen their marriages and families — lists “five destructive things” she says will ultimately ruin a woman’s relationship with her husband and offers tips for keeping the man happy. According to her advice, a woman should live within her spouse’s means, never complain, always put her husband first and use sex as a “sacred tool” and never withhold it.

On the subject of never complaining, she writes:

Wives, show sincere appreciation and respect to your husband by carefully following a budget and making the most of what you have. Be wise about your finances.

Constantly complaining about not having enough to fulfill your lavish desires or racking up astronomical amounts of debt on your credit card is a poor way of saying “thank you” to a faithful spouse who works hard every day to provide for the family.

And when it comes to sex, Carmen doesn’t really care if you’re in the mood.

It is a great blessing to be wanted and needed by a loving, romantic husband who wants to share something so beautiful and important with you — and you only. Even though you might not always be in the mood, it’s worth it to give in (when you can) and spend that time bonding.

The article went viral, and while some praised her tips on Facebook, others weren’t exactly thrilled with what she had to say.

“It turns out that while I’ve spent all these years trying to make us happy, I should have been worried about making him happy. Why? I don’t know. Because penis, I guess,” Meredith Bland wrote on Mommyish.

And Hemavathy DM Suppiah mockingly rephrased Carmen’s words on MyLaunchpad. On Carmen’s point about sex, she writes:

Men, susceptible creatures that they are, need lots and lots of physical affection. They cannot live without it and if you neglect your wifely duties, then he’s just going to go elsewhere, and you’ll be a bad, bad wife. Seriously, they’ll give you a trophy.

Never mind if you don’t feel well, or you’re tired, or just not in the mood, your husband’s needs surmount yours (refer to point no. 3) and it is your duty to give him all the pleasure he wants and needs.

When asked about the backlash, Carmen told The Huffington Post: “Some of the strongest emotions we experience as humans come from our relationships with the people we love. Strengthening our marriages and families should be two topics that people think about every day, but people don’t always agree on how that should be done.”

“The advice I gave in this article was influenced by a variety of sources,” she went on to say, “including my college studies and research — I minored in marriage and family studies — family therapists who contribute content to the site, my own marriage and advice from couples I know who’ve have had long, successful marriages.”

Though the beginning of Carmen’s FamilyShare.com article noted that her tips can also apply to men, she told HuffPost that an article will be coming out next week with advice specifically for men.

“Marriage is a partnership. My advice is just as important and relevant to men –- and we publish advice for both men and women on the site,” she said. “As spouses, we should be willing to help one another as equal partners as we honor and serve one another. That, in turn, will bring the greatest likelihood of a successful marriage.”

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