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Accepting the Blogger Recognition Award

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I am excited and truly honored to be receiving my first nomination for a blogging award. I want to give a huge “Thank You!” to Romina with her blog Mini Mummi Blogger for nominating my blog for the “Bloggers Recognition Award.” What is the Blogger Recognition Award?The Blogger Recognition Award is given to bloggers by bloggers to show appreciation for the hard work and dedication put into their blog. This is an amazing award to be presented with, because from my experience starting a new blog is, “No walk in the park.” It requires tons of energy, time, patience and a wide variety of skills–some of which you might have to learn. So, receiving this award is a great honor and each blogger who receives it should be proud of what they have accomplished, but should also remember this isn’t the finish line, just a milestone. There is always more growth and knowledge to obtain. Take this award wear it with pride and keep building your blog. What is Mini Mummi Blogger and who is Romina?Romina is …

Hurricane Preparation Tips for Families, Toddlers, and Pets

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I'm a Miamian, born and raised, so I've witnessed several hurricanes ravage my beautiful city. My first (and scariest) hurricane was Andrew in 1992. But, more recently, Hurricane Irma paid us a nasty little visit. Miami lost some trees, phone service, electricity, cable, and internet for a while, but parts of the Florida Keys were destroyed.
My family and I were lucky enough to have survived the storm with minimal hiccups, and, now, I want to share some tips on how to prepare your family for the storm.
1. A few months before hurricane season starts, make your house as hurricane proof as possible.
We started looking into impact windows in May, found the right company for us in June, and by the end of July, …

How I Learned to 'Vlog Like a Boss'

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I started vlogging last month, and I even wrote a blog post about what I learned from vlogging on my own, but the biggest lesson I learned about vlogging on my own is how little I actually knew about vlogging.

So when I found “Vlog Like a Boss,” I was excited to learn how a professional YouTuber makes her videos, so that I can try and do the same.

You can read about how I found the class here.

Here’s an outline of the things I learned about in Amy Schmittauer’s class, “Vlog Like a Boss” on CreativeLive:



Tips on how to get comfortable in front of a camera.
Presents gear that professional YouTubers use, and how to get the best quality video from the gear that you already have. She brings in Vincenzo Landino (CEO of Aft…